Lady Vikes win team championship at JPS track meet

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Warren Central’s girls’ track team ran away from the field at the JPS High School Meet 2 on Tuesday.

The Lady Vikes won five events, finished second in six others, and won the team championship for the meet at Wingfield High School in Jackson.

Warren Central finished with 150 points. Callaway was second with 107 points, and Murrah third with 81. Eleven teams competed in the meet.

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Sprinter Adria Burrell and distance runner Kylie Hearn led the way. Burrell won the girls’ 100 meters with a time of 12.46 seconds, was second in the 200 in 27.08 seconds, and second in the 400 meters in 1 minute, 2.70 seconds.

Hearn won the 800 meters with a time of 2:53.26 and also finished second in the 1,600 meters, in 6:34.82.

The 4×800 meter relay team won as well, with a time of 11:52.57.

Another distance runner, Abigail DeJesus placed second in the 3,200 meters, in 15:11.65.

In field events, Ka’ryn Henderson won the high jump with a height of 4 feet, 9 inches.

Arionna Jenkins and Mariah Burnett went 1-2 in the shot put. Jenkins won with a throw of 34-5, and Burnett second at 30-9. Marissa Stewart finished fourth with a throw of 28-2.

In the boys’ meet, Warren Central totaled 75 points to tie Lanier for fourth place. Canton won the team title with 131 points, McComb was second with 122, and Callaway third with 97.

WC high jumper Jonathan Henderson cleared 6 feet, 4 inches to win and remain undefeated this season.

Gavin Davenport added another field event victory for the Vikings, with a mark of 122-7 in the discus.

Ricky Neal had a pair of third-place finishes, in the long jump and triple jump, and was on the 4×100 meter relay team that finished second with a time of 44.10 seconds. Garrett Orgas, Dwight Palmer and Zack Evans were also on the relay.

Palmer added a third-place finish in the 200 meters as well.