Vicksburg’s Shaniyah Walker is The Post’s Athlete of the Week

Published 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Shaniyah Walker crossed the finish line first as the latest Vicksburg Post Athlete of the Week.

The Vicksburg High track athlete received a late push from her supporters to receive 1,086 of the 2,077 votes cast in an online poll of The Post’s readers.

St. Aloysius baseball player Clark Hobson finished second, with 704 votes. Warren Central track athlete Kylie Hearn was third, with 243 votes, and Porter’s Chapel Academy baseball player Gavin White was fourth with 62 votes.

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Walker, a senior sprinter, won the girls’ 400 meters and the 4×400 meter relay at the Meridian High School Invitational on March 18. Walker had a time of 1:01.48 in the 400 meters, and the 4×400 relay won in 4:41.

Congratulations to Shaniyah and the other nominees, and thank you to our readers for voting.

The nominees for the Athlete of the Week award are announced each Sunday, and voting is open until midnight Tuesday. Links to the poll will be posted on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, as well as

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured reporters in the paper's 140-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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