OXFORD – The two stars of the Winona girls track team had strong performances at the Mississippi High School Invitational hosted by the University of Mississippi.
At a meet with 38 schools — including some of the top teams from Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama — Tyra Weathersby was first in the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, one inch, more than a foot better than the runner-up. It was her personal best, four inches better than she did in winning the 2A state meet last year. Weathersby also took fifth in the triple jump at 34-9½.
Krystle Hughes also had a personal best, finishing fourth in the 100 with a time of 12.24. She ran 12.37 in winning last year's state meet. Hughes also finished fourth in the 200 (25.60), seventh in the 400 (1:01.20) and eighth in the long jump (16-3¼).
“Every time they go out, we want them to perform at their highest level,” said Winona coach Chris McRae.
Weathersby's distance in the long jump and Hughes' time in the 100 were classified as Elite Performances by the website MileSplit at a meet with 28 elite performances.
The top performance by a Winona boy was sixth by Ahmad Robinson in the 100 with a time of 11.17. He also finished 10th in the 200 (22.80).
“It's good to see that we have some people who are getting consistent in their performances. That's always good to see,” McRae said.
The Winona girls and boys will compete in a meet Friday at Pearl High School.