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MCHS pushing for state title
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
May 09, 2014 | 127 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KILMICHAEL -- There are good odds for the Montgomery County boys and girls track team to run away with a 1A state championship.

The Montgomery County track and field team will compete in the 1A championships in Pearl on Monday.

Both the boys and girls were runners up in the 1A South State meet last week in Ridgeland.

According to track coach Josh Glasner, 12 athletes will compete in the state meet.

Sophomore Michael Eskridge’s third place finish in the 3200 meters earned him a second straight year at state, and Jamenesha Brown, another sophomore, had a fourth place finish in the 300 meter hurdles. She will also compete in the 100 meter hurdles after a second place finish in Ridgeland.

Malik Flowers’ third place finish in the 300 hurdles earned the junior a spot in the state meet as well as the 110 hurdles, where he finished second.

The 4x100 relay team of Whitney Finchis, Army Williams, Tatyana Kenney and Keilah Weathersby earned a fourth place finish. The 4x100 relay team of Jason Henson, Demarius Womack, Akkevious Robinson and Justin Henson finished second behind Hinds AHS, the 1A favorite.

The girls 4x200 relay team of Hanna Hudson, Weathersby, Kenney and Williams won second place and will compete in the state meet.

Finchis, a junior, had a third place finish in the 200 meters and 4x400 meter relay team of seventh grader Alecia Leach, eighth grader Arkeveah Gayden, Hudson, and Williams finished fourth overall in the south. The boys 4x400 team of Eskridge, Justin Henson, Jason Henson and Robinson finished third overall.

Justin Henson was third overall in the triple jump, and Weathersby was the overall winner in the high jump. Henson was also the second place winner in the high jump. Amber Kegler was third in the south in the shot put.

Weathersby was third in the pole vault, in her second year in making the state in the event.

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