Pirate Invitational Loaded With Great Times

The Kaelin Kersh and the George Kersh invitational 800 meter runs did not disappoint. In the girls race we had 4 girls break the 2:20 barrier. In the George Kersh race five boys broke 2:00. It was great racing.


Kaelin Kersh Memorial Invitational 800 Meter Run

This race was probably the best race in Mississippi girls history. Four girls broke 2:20 to set their personal best times. Three of the girls from Mississippi. Katelyn Cartwright, Hernando set the pace and led the way to the finish line in a nice 2:16.24. The way Mississippi is spread out in meets this is then only time some of these girls may race each other

Girls 800 Meter Run Kaelin Kersh High School

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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Cartwright, Katelyn       12 Hernando               2:16.24   10   
  2 Mills, Maci                9 Hewitt-Truss           2:18.33    8   
  3 Connor, Jordan            11 Clinton High           2:19.77    6   
  4 Justo, Thalia             11 Southaven Hi           2:19.87    5   
  5 Ferguson, Gracie          12 D'Iberville            2:23.03    4   
  6 Johnson, Jalecia          11 Pearl High S           2:24.64    3   
  7 Gorden, Zoe                9 Clinton High           2:31.51    2   
  8 McIntosh, Savannah        11 Madison Ridg           2:44.20    1   



George Kersh Invitational 800 Meter Run

Watch some of the top Mississippi boys  (1 Alabama) 800 meter runners go head to head in a great race. This race produced the top three times in Mississippi this season. Patrick Spurgeon, Pearl achieved a goal that he has had in his last three races. Neither one of the top two seniors has signed with a four year college.

 Boys 800 Meter Run Geoge Kersh High School

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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points
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  1 Spurgeon, Patrick         12 Pearl High S           1:56.93   10   
  2 Wesley, Charles           12 Terry High S           1:58.63    8   
  3 Nichols, Christian        12 Hewitt-Truss           1:59.03    6   
  4 Kelly, Brock              11 Tupelo Christian       1:59.39    5   
  5 Shannon, Jordan           12 Clinton High           1:59.77    4   
  6 Carter, Wayne             12 Hattiesburg            2:00.05    3   
  7 Burks, Preston            12 Hernando               2:01.88    2  


This next race was a very gutty effort as David Adams, Pearl set out to break 10:00 minutes to set a new personal record. As you watch the race you get to see an athlete who trained hard and achieved his goal. What made this run really good was that David did it entirely on his own, out front, running without some one to push him along. On the last lap you hear his coach on the PA calling out times to speed him to his sub 10:00 minute run. Enjoy.


Boys 3200 Meter Run High School
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    Name                    Year School                  Finals  H# Points
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  1 Adams, David              12 Pearl High S           9:52.29   1  10   
  2 Knox, Nathan              10 Hewitt-Truss          10:06.55   1   8   
  3 Britt, Jacob              11 Brookhaven H          10:07.47   1   6   
  4 Childress, Grayson         9 Brookhaven H          10:19.50   1   5   
  5 Brooks, Mac               11 Hewitt-Truss          10:22.12   1   4   
  6 Mestayer, Matthew         12 Ocean Spring          10:24.48   1   3   
  7 James, JiKori             11 Pearl High S          10:27.41   1   2   
  8 Frieze, Grayson           12 Ocean Spring          10:40.80   1   1   
  9 Arnold, Sam                9 Brookhaven H          10:44.99   1 
 10 Glover, Kent              11 Hewitt-Truss          10:51.09   1 
 11 Bowlin, Noah               9 Brandon High          10:55.97   2 
 12 Phillips, Jonathan         9 Pearl "B"             10:56.42   2 
 13 Hughes, Robert            12 Ocean Spring          10:57.47   2 
 14 Shirley, Kenny            12 Pearl High S          10:59.09   1 
 15 Dedmon, Jacob             10 Pearl "B"             11:21.23   2 
 16 Burrow, Matthew           10 Madison Cent          11:31.57   2 
 17 Ellis, William            10 Madison Cent          11:43.09   2 
 18 Underwood, Daniel         11 Southaven Hi          12:00.11   2 
 19 Johnson, Hunter           11 Southaven Hi          12:00.41   2 
 20 Briggs, Jonathan          12 Brandon High          12:08.37   2 
 21 Byrd, Adan                 9 Warren Centr          12:10.46   2 
 22 Outlaw, Stuhr             12 Warren Centr          12:18.81   2 
 23 White, Roddrick            8 Laurel High           12:38.00   2 
 24 Hosey, Raheem             10 Laurel High           12:38.02   2 
 25 Terrett, Samuel           10 Warren Centr          13:07.20   2 
 26 Duran, Joshua             10 Terry High S          13:33.49   2 
 

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