Missy Gators have a good day on the track at Meridian Invitational

Published 4:29 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Vicksburg High’s girls’ track team rolled up a dozen top-three finishes and three individual victories to finish second in the team standings Monday at the Meridian High School Invitational.

Rodrianna Hall won the long jump, with a leap of 17 feet, 1 inch. She was also second in the triple jump and third in the high jump, and on the 4×100 meter relay team that finished second.

Shaniyah Walker won the 400 meters in 1 minute, 1.48 seconds, and the 4×400 meter relay team of Walker, Keekee Curry, Terri Boyd and Mackenzie Edmond was victorious with a time of 4:41.

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Edmond and Amiya Hall were also on the 4×100 relay team with Rodrianna Hall and Jakayla Brooks. The 4×200 team of Brooks, Edmond, Rodrianna Hall and Amiya Hall placed third.

Brooks finished third in the 100 meters, Boyd was third in the 400 meters, and Jamiya Stewart was second in the shot put and third in the discus.

The Missy Gators totaled 119 points to finish second to meet host Meridian — which had 183.5 points — in the team standings. A total of 11 teams competed.

On the boys’ side, Vicksburg won three individual events and totaled 53 points to finish fifth out of 14 teams in the standings. Meridian was the team champion with 191 points.

Koury Vample was a double winner for the Gators, with a time of 14.79 seconds in the 110 meter hurdles and 41.50 seconds in the 300 hurdles. He also placed third in the 100 meters in 11.34 seconds.

Tyler Henderson won the triple jump with a mark of 43 feet, 6 inches, and was second in the long jump with a leap of 20-9.