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St. Al wins District 3-AAA track championship

JACKSON — The St. Aloysius boys’ track and field team ran away with the MAIS District 3-AAA championship on Monday.

The Flashes posted 17 first- or second-place finishes and won 13 events to total 111 points. Park Place Christian was second, with 70 points, and Central Hinds was third with 48.

Brennon Williams and Preston McGowan led the way for St. Al with three individual victories apiece. Williams won the 400 meters, 110 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles. McGowan won the 100 and 200 meter dashes and the long jump.

Other winners for St. Al were Markeece Wilson (discus), Alvin Brown (high jump), Brayden Roesch (pole vault), and Evan Fedell (1,600 meters). The 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 meter relay teams all won as well.

In the girls’ meet, St. Al won four events and finished second in the team standings. Hillcrest Christian won the team title with 83.5 points, St. Al had 78, and Park Place was third with 46.5.

St. Al’s Caty Matthews won the high jump, Natalie Burke won the triple jump and was second in the long jump, and Madelyn Roesch cleared 8 feet to win the pole vault. The 4×800 meter relay team was also victorious.