Dang 33 teams, 819 athletes not bad for a meet on the Saturday of the first college football games of the season. With an early 9:00 a.m. start, most of us can get home to watch our teams play.
Some top teams will be represented at Mississippi College. Pearl High Pirates open their season here along with Ocean Springs, Biloxi, and others. Brookhaven will bring a big team for their second meet along with Pontotoc and Tupelo Christian. A number of MAIS teams will be here with Cathedral, Simpson Academy, Canton Academy and Park Place Christian.
With the early start time comes cooler temperature and faster times. Look for some good racing in both the boys and girls varsity races.
Brock Kelly, Tupelo Christian gets his first shot at Choctaw trails and he will have some competition from Jacob Britt, Brookhaven, Alexander Whyte, Ocean Springs and Grayson Childress, Brookhaven. Ryan Skates, Cathedral will be the top MAIS boy runner in the race. Team wise Brookhaven looks to have the edge but Pearl, Ocean Spring and Tupelo Christian will all be contending for that top spot.
In the girls race it could be tight with several girls going under 19 Minutes. Aubrey Britt, Loyd Star, Madison Walker, Biloxi, Isabelle Wheeler, Ocean Spring, Shana Sellers, Pearl and Ellie Slay, Brookhaven will match up for some great racing. The team race could be close with Brookhaven, Pearl and Ocean Spring racing. Give the nod to Brookhaven as it is their second meet.