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Hey y'all, Coach Daigle here. Track season is off and running (ha ha) and most of the 25 teams in The BottomSix have been to a meet. Let's look at how the team standings shake out first, then we'll look at each event and identify our top performers so far this season.
I guess you could say that these folks currently have bragging rights on the coast.
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Team wise on the boys' side here are the top ten:
2. Ocean Springs
5. Harrison Central
6. West Harrison High School
7. Moss Point
8. Bay High
10. Pass High
On the girls side here are the top ten:
2. Ocean Springs
5. Harrison Central
6. Saint Martin
8. Pass High
9. Saint Patrick
Let's start with the individual girls...
It's no surprise to me that Ocean Springs leads this event. They clock in at 10:24.76. PRC is in second at11:07.20 followed by Hancock High at 11:20.05
Speaking of Ocean Springs, they go 1,2 here in the 3200. Ashton Rainey and Sarah Litton are in at 11:35.50 and 11:41.43, respectively. Brinley Hoda of Pass High takes third with a time of 12:04.04
Long Beach's Mya Shaffer is out in front, the senior's current SB is 16.21. 16.55 is the time turned in by Biloxi hurdler Kendyl White and Harrison Central's Maya Hardy is in third at 16.85
Wow, Biloxi is dominating this event. Senior Cheyanne Alston, freshmen Addison Deeks and junior AddisonYelverton go 1,2,3 here. Their times, in order, are 12.43, 12.63, and 12.65. I think we all need to take note of what the Biloxi coaches are doing over there, whatever it is, it's working.
*NOTE: Yasmyne McCann fan 12.54 seconds last night at the West Harrison Invitational*
The girls from Biloxi lead this event with at time of 1:45.80. Gautier is next at 1:48.57 and Bay High takes third in 1:51.17.
Here come the milers. No surprise that Ashton Rainey from OS is on top here with a 5:24.87. Her teammate, Sarah Litton, is in second with a time of 5:30.52 and PRC's Hanna Mitchell takes third in 5:45.90.
Biloxi on top again, 48.62 is their mark. Gautier is next at 50.25 and then Pass at 51.82.
Lania McDonald leads the way here, she's from Gulfport and her current SB is 58.12 - she's the only one under a minute in The Bottom Six. Next is Gautier's Chloe Aultman with a 1:00.07 and Biloxi's Addison Yelverton at 1:00.95. *NOTE: Addison Yelverton ran 59.36 seconds last night at the West Harrison Invitational*
Biloxi's Kendyl White has the early season lead here, she ran 48.14. Next, from Saint Martin, is Kamora Graham - a freshman - running 48.93. Bronze honors go to Biloxi's Jania Brock. *NOTE: Kendyl White ran 47.49 seconds last night at the West Harrison Invitational, as well as 16.32 seconds in the 100mH*
Ah, the toughest event, in my opinion. Biloxi's Emerson Yelverton, just an 8 th grader, is out in front by adecent chunk. She ran 2:28.87. Ocean Springs' Michelle Brown clocks in second at 2:36.65 and West Harrison's Tiona Frick comes through in 2:38.20.
This was one of my events in high school. I remember it being difficult to sprint a full 200 meters. I also thinkthey timed me with a calendar, but that is neither here nor there. In The Bottom Six Addison Yelverton is outfront in 25.72. Gulfport's Lania McDonald is in second with a 25.82 and Cheyanne Alston from Biloxi takes third, she ran 26.22
The ultimate and final event at a track meet, the always fun to watch 4x4. Biloxi's sprinters take the cake here with a time of 4:19.44. Next we have OS in 4:31.61 followed by Harrison Central in 4:33.84. And I'd like to give a special shout out to the fourth place squad here. It's SSC's training mates, the OLA Crescents, they are currently at 4:35.20.
Alright, let's take a look at the individual boys now.
Biloxi has the fastest squad around so far coming in at 9:09.31. Gulfport and D'Iberville are right behind them at 9:09.50 and 9:17.86 respectively.
Ocean Springs' Trent Lansdown leads the pack here at 11:10.99 and he's only a sophomore. Noah Stites of Saint Martin ran 11:12.25 and Picayune's Raoul Ramos clocked in at 11:16.14. Look for the times in this eventto get better as the season goes on and runners get their lungs and legs up to par. *NOTE: Jack Hewes ran 10:07 last night at the West Harrison Invitational*
Mackai McCree from Harrison Central leads the way with a 15.71. Chandler Chapman from SSC ran 15.87 at Gulfport's Prince Jones Relays and D'Iberville's Josiah Rayford comes in third in The Bottom Six with a 16.10. *NOTE: Mackai McCree ran 15.21 last night at the West Harrison Invitational*
D'Iberville's Marquise Washington is the man to beat here, he ran 10.82. Gulfport senior Emmanuel Bentley ran 10.96 and his teammate, junior Bishop McGruder, ran 11.16.
Gulfport's boys lead the way here with a 1:31.67. Right behind them you'll find Pass High with a time of 1:32.04 and in third in The Bottom Six we have Moss Point, they ran 1:32.07.
4:37.51 is a good early season mile time, it was turned in by Ocean Springs' Tate Castleman, another sophomore. Biloxi's Jordan Sanderson ran 4:38.16 for his mile and Blue Mountain signee Landon Ahrens from Long Beach comes in third at 4:44.97.
D'Iberville sits at #1 in the 4x1 with Gulfport followed by Moss Point. The times are 43.29, 43.44, and 43.9, respectively.
I love the 400. I think it is one of the best events in Track & Field. Jax Coleman of Ocean Springs has the fastest time in The Bottom Six so far with a 51.60. Eli Striplin from Biloxi is at 51.84 and Gulfport's Braylin Carter, more of an 800m runner, is at 52.04.
Here's a tough event! Right now D'Iberville's Josiah Rayford leads all racers with a 41.35. Biloxi hurdler Troy Suddeth is in second with a time of 41.80. Gulfport's Ashton Neely takes third in 42.04.
*NOTE: Josiah Rayford ran 40.23 last night at the West Harrison Invitational, followed by Mackai McCree at 41.51 and Troy Suddeth at 41.72 seconds.*
I think this is the toughest event in Track & Field. I'd say anything sub 2:05 is pretty darn good, and all three ofour leaders in this event pass that test. Ace Crosby from OS ran 2:02.76, Brayiln Carter(told ya!) from Gulfport clocked 2:02.82 and Biloxi's Jordan Sanderson ran 2:03.43
Gulfport's Bentley and McGruder go 1,2 here in 22.24, and 22.30 respectively. Tahli Clark from Pass Christianis in third at 22.66
Ahhh, the final race. This IS the best race in Track & Field and the Biloxi boys are leading The Bottom Six with a time of 3:38.30. Gulfport is at 3:39.46 and Harrison Central is at 3:39.87.Well, that's where things stand so far in the season. We'll see you at the meets.