PEARL – Winona track teams tuned up for the Division 3-3A meet by competing against some of the state's top programs at the Pearl Track & Field Invitational.
“We’re about where we need to be in all events,” said Coach Chris McRae.
Winona received strong performances from Tyra Weathersby, Krystle Hughes and Ahmad Robinson.
Weathersby won the girls long jump with a leap of 17 feet, six inches and was second in the triple jump (35-7¼).
Hughes was second behind Savi'a Varnell of Pearl in the girls 100 (12:26) and the 200 (25.33), took fourth in the long jump at 16-6 and ninth in the 400 (1:02.44).
Robinson finished fourth in the boys 100 (11.09) and 200 (22.57). Other boys in the top 10 were Jalyn Phillips with sixth in the discus (136-7), Carson Holly, who finished eighth in the 1600 (4:50.10), Isaac Leach 10th in the pole vault (11-6) and the 400 and 800 relay teams, both 10th with times of 44.52 and 1:33.26.
For the girls, the 1600 relay team was ninth (5:02.22) and the 3200 relay team 10th (13:48.96).
“If you are in the top 10 in that class of teams, that’s pretty special,” McRae said. “We’re excited about division this week.”
Winona will host the division meet.
Winona boys and girls both won division and region meets in 2A last and both finished third at the state meet. Moving up to 3A, Winona is in a division with Charleston, Amanda Elzy, Humphreys County, J.Z. George, Ruleville Central and Yazoo County.
“It’s a tough division. We’re going to have to bring our A game. That’s why we compete in meets like Ole Miss and Pearl,” McRae said.
The top four in each event will advance to the Region 2 meet.