Mississippi Weekly Preview - Week 7


Simpson Academy - 52 teams entered. While not all teams have enough to score as a team the 911 entries are impressive. Having the home school race in a different race allows the public schools a chance to race this course against the private schools. Ryan Skates, Cathedral Unit leads the boys over Jacob Williams, Presbyterian Christian by just eleven seconds going into the meet. On the girls side it is Emma Claire James, West Lauderdale with a nice lead and her experience running the hills at Lake Okatibbee will help on the Simpson Academy course.


JPS Challenge - Meet 6 - This week has 26 teams and 452 entries entered. Grayson Edwards, Northwest Rankin is the lead boy entered and could break 17 minutes if he runs. Aubrey Britt, Loyd Star has an easy lead on the girls side.

Middle School Challenge - Meet 4 - Only 10 teams and 126 entries this week but should be some great competition.


Country Day Cajun Classic - Hancock High and Picayune are the only Mississippi schools entered so far. You will not see Mississippi times in a virtual meet as we compete at 5K while Louisiana competes at 3 miles.

Eagle Claw Invitational - Four teams with 77 entries for this first time meet. Three other teams are scheduled but have not entered athletes.The top boy entry is Bryce Harrision, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science while for the girls it is Ali Azlin, East Webster. 

George County Work Meet - No times will be given other than the teams coach.

Jesse Owens Classic, Ala - One of the biggest meets in the South with 178 teams and 3,548 athletes in multiple divisions. The only Mississippi scheduled so far are Oxford High and Tishomingo County.

Lake Guntersville, Ala - No Mississippi Schools Scheduled.

MC Watson Ford Invitational - Seventy teams with 1170 athlets so far. There are a number of teams that have entered but have not entered athletes so this could change. There will be three divisions Gold (Elite), S 1-3A and 4-6A. The top male athlete so far is Jacob Britt, Brookhaven with a time of 19:14.60. For the females Jessica Cartwright, Hernado at 19:02.80 leads the pack. Registration is still open.

Southeast Lauderdale Invitational -  Six teams are currently registered  with 57 athletes but two of the teams have not entered athletes to compete yet. Jensen Hammons, Demopolis is the to male runner while Princess Grant, Meridian High is the top female runner registered.

Tupelo Christian Preparatory Invitational - Twenty six teams with a total of 657 athletes are currently registered to compete. This is a tough course that can hold down times Brock Kelly, Tupelo Christian is the top male runner so far while Madison Jones, Saltillo is the top female runner registered to run.