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Jags perform well at meet
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
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STARKVILLE -- The J.Z. George cross country team had an impressive outing at a Starkville meet last week, and the boys team came out on top.

For the boys, head coach Heath Dudley said the meet was one of the best team performances in a long time with the program.

"The last two weeks of training have been great, and every single guy has stepped up their work ethic and enthusiasm, which led to this big victory over two of the top teams in the state -- Pearl and Starkville," Dudley said.

Dudley said every guy had a personal best and was led by Nakeveon Hardiman in second at 17:46, Laderic Fleming in ninth at 18:26, Markesse Archie in 11th at 18:32, Donald Woods in 14th at 18:45, Toi'Quan Duren in 20th at 19:08, and Jarvarcea Thomas in 41st at 20:26.

"These young men are starting to run for one another, which is exciting, but the season is not over," Dudley said. "This performance means nothing if we do not take care of business November 9."

For the J.Z. George girls, it was a stellar seventh grade finish.

Dudley said there were good performances from Courtney McCoy, who raced like she is "capable of doing."

"If she [McCoy] continues, we'll have a shot at being top three at the state meet," Dudley said.

Dudley said Anaiya Perry and Brittany Arnold had solid performances as well.

"Both Anaiya and Brittany put themselves in good positions early to have a good day and seem to be getting better every week," Dudley said.

The J.Z. George cross country team returns to action on October 30 at Greenville.
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