Welcome to this week's edition of MileSplit Mississippi's Weekly Class-by-Class Breakdown, your go-to source for the latest and greatest high school track and field performances across the Magnolia State!
In this weekly roundup, we'll dive deep into each classification, showcasing the top athletes who have made a mark on the leaderboard with their outstanding achievements in the past week. From record-breaking sprints to jaw-dropping leaps, our comprehensive coverage will keep you up-to-date with the rising stars of Mississippi's high school track and field scene.
So, lace up your running shoes and get ready to be inspired by these incredible young talents as they continue to raise the bar in their respective events.
*Jalen Smith of Shaw High School snags a state-leading mark in the 100m with an effort of 11.20 at the 2023 Wild Cats Relays.
*Sophomore, Jadarius Leflore of Leake County High School, another top sprinter in the division now leads the 200m rankings in an effort of 23.86 from the 2023 Bulldog Relay Showcase.
*In the 400m, a familiar MSHAA 1A name, Bounds Simmons of TCPS took the leading mark in the 400m with a 53.94 at the 2023 Bulldog Relays.
*Treylon Ricks, a freshman, ran a state-leading mark in the 300mH with a time of 42.96 also at the 2023 Bulldog Relay Showcase.
*In the 100mH, West Tallahatchie's Drexel Miller ran a 17.09 to take the top 1A spot at the Wild Cats Relays.
*In the jumps, Brewer Bailey of TCPS leads the class in the triple jump, with a 37-9.
*His teammate, Claude Dossett, has a comfortable lead in the shot put with a throw of 39-10.
*On the girls side, Lucy Littlejohn of French Camp ran a 5:40.0 in the 1600m, lowering her class leading time at the Pontotoc High Meet. The next day at the CrossRoads Relays, she ran a 13:03 in the 3200m to lead in the class in that event as well.
*Hickory Flatt's Morgan Green leads long jump efforts in a 16-9.5, while Clarington Jamyria of Shaw High leads the triple jump in a 32-2.
*To cap it off, Alayna Partlow threw a state leading mark in the shot put of 28-10 at the Bulldog Relays.
*In the MHAA 2A scene, Demarius Yates of Kemper County High ran a 22.80 in the 200m at the Fleet Feet Track Classic to lead the class.
*In the 400m, Kewan Miner of Amite County snagged a lifetime best of 51.46 to take the division lead at the Brookhaven Invitational.
*Tyler Thames of Heidelberg High hurdled to two state leading marks in the 100mH and 300mH with respective marks of 16.19 and 43.26 at the Powerade Relays.
*Quinton Anderson of Amite leaped to class lead and personal best of 20-10 in the long jump. Lastly, Velma Jackson's Tavian Johnson hit a mark of 42-6 in the triple jump at the Fleet Feet Track classic to top the rankings.
*For the girls, Amia Wright of Charleston High ran a 26.43 in the 200m to take the win at the CrossRoads Relays.
*Terrica Coleman of Leflore County ran a 1:04.4 in the 400m at the 17th Annual JJ Downs Relays.
*Ally Murphy of Myrtle High took two class leading marks at the Bulldog Relays. In the 800m she ran a 2:42.7 and in the 1600m, she ran 6:00.94.
*Madilynn Vuncannan hit a time of 14:12.8 in the 3200m to win the Bulldog Relays.
*In the hurdles Newton's Erin Ware won the 100mH in 16.00 and the 300mH in 47.55 to lead the class in both disciplines, and tacked on a triple jump division lead in 33-5.
*Briley Lesley of East Union High School jumped 9-3 in the pole vault at the Pontotoc High Meet, and Shaniya Moore of Charleston threw the discus 80-7 to top 2A.
*Wildrekus Johnson of Tylertown High ran 50.23 in the 400m at the Mobile Challenge of Champions to top the division. His teammate Kendrell Robertson hit a mark of 40.05 in the 300mH and lowered his class leading mark.
*At the Brookhaven Invite, Deanthony Miller leaped a 21-8.5 in the long jump and Sentario Willis of Hazlehurst jumped 43-9 in the triple, both division leading marks.
*Evan Patton of Kossuth High School cleared 12-3 in the pole vault at the Pontotoc High Meet to take the top mark in the division.
*Noxubee's Tony Deloach leads the division in the discus with a throw of 126-9 at the Starkville Invite.
*Jefferson's Charve Gibson broke 26 in the 200m in 25.99 to lower her division leading mark in the event.
*Port Gibson's Amari Trevillion leads the class with her 1:01.3 mark in the 400m at the Fleet Feet Track Classic.
*At the Cory McGee Classic, Emily Ireland took the win in the 800m and leads 3A with her time of 2:39.3.
*Mantachie Attendance Center's Cayley Miller jumped 5-4 in the high jump and now leads the class with her mark at the Brave Classic.
*Allie Kirkland of Alcorn Central threw 91-5 in the discus in Pontotoc to take the top class mark.
*Cooper Rogers of Raymond dominated the 200m, running 21.07 for a class and state leading mark.
*Senatobia's Carlando Crump leaped 22-1 in the long jump to take the top spot in 4A.
*In the triple jump, Oliver Jones from Columbia leaped 44-5 at the Powerade Relays, topping the division in the process.
*In the shot put, Choctaw Central's Andrew Cotton launched an effort of 49-1 at the MHS Invitational.
*For the girls, Sa'riah Magee dominated the 200m with a 24.90 for a class leading and Mississippi No. 3 time.
*In the 800m, Hannah Sanders of Mooreville ran 2:29.6 at the Pontotoc High Meet.
*In the 100mH, Sumrall's Heidi Hudson broke 15 seconds with a 14.99 at the Mobile Challenge of Champions.
*In the 300mH, Raymond High's Trennity Shelby took the win in 46.80 and the top division spot. Another Senatobia athlete, Meagan Richardson threw 32-0 in the shot put to win the Panola, Lafayette, Tate County Challenge and currently leads the division.
*Kendarius Wade of Callaway High School won the 100m in 10.73 at the JPS Middle/High School Championships and topped the class with his effort and is also fourth statewide.
*Canton High's La'Javeon Griffin won the 200m at the Powerade Relays in 21.93, leading the class ranks and is Mississippi No. 5 in the event.
*Khristan Watson of Columbus High School tops the high jump rankings, leaping an impressive 6-6 in the high jump at the Mobile Challenge of Champions.
*Saltillo's Luke Timmons tops the shot put marks, throwing 50-7.5 at the Bulldog Relays.
*On the girls side, Aniya Jones won the high jump at the 2023 Maverick Meet 2 with a mark of 5-4.
*In the pole vault, Deasia Williams of West Harrison High School cleared 8-0 at the Mobile Challenge of Champions and leads MHSAA 5A.
*Mississippi State commit Kennedy Stringfellow inched closer Clinton's Omari Hampton in the 100m dash, now just 0.01 seconds behind at 10.63 seconds. The Brandon senior also improved upon his No. 1 200m ranking to 21.34 seconds, as well as his Long Jump to 24-4.
*Grayson Foster, Howard Banks, and Marcus Thompson all ran sub-50 marks in the 400m, and are now all three leading MHSAA 6A.
*Pearl junior Tanner Moore not only ran a MHSAA 6A-leading time in the 800m, but ran the second-fastest 800m time in the last decade, next to only Christian Balcer.
*JaQuavion Bryant, the sophomore sensation from Pearl High, ran 4:17 for the full mile, which converts to 4:15 for the 1600m. Bryant is now the third fastest Mississippi miler in the last decade, next to only Christian Balcer and Keegan Leverett.
*Oak Grove's Gavin Wheat also added a 4:26 1600m, which is now No. 3 in MHSAA 6A.
*Connor Mozee, the reigning MHSAA 6A Discus Champion from Pearl, soared up the rankings in that event, throwing a MHSAA 6A-leading mark of 171 feet in the Discus.
*Jumps specialist Kingi McNair of Pearl secured a lifetime best of 22-5 at the at the Mobile Challenge of Champions, placing runner-up in the invite section. McNair is now ranked No. 3 in Mississippi in that event.
*Alexis Jefferies of Warren Central jumped up the MHSAA 6A Girls Triple Jump rankings, now slotted at fourth at 35-5 from her win at the Brookhaven Invitational.
*Gulfport's Sahara Cooper showed up and showed out at the Mobile Challenge of Champions, winning the Long Jump open section in a lifetime best of 18-5.75, now No. 2 in MHSAA 6A.
*Meagan Womack improved upon her Shot Put mark in MHSAA 6A, raising the bar in the Shot Put to 43-1, now No. 2 in Mississippi all-time.
*Ashton Rainey ran a MHSAA-6A leading time of 11:23, converted from a 2-mile, placing runner-up in the invite section at the Mobile Challenge of Champions. Rainey is now the lone athlete to have broken 11:30 in the 3200m in Mississippi this season.
*Middle school sensation Emerson Yelverton laid down a blazing-fast 800m time of 2:24 in the 800m, now leading MHSAA 6A as an eighth-grader.
*Southern Miss signee Addison McLaurin inched closer to Lania McDonald's MHSAA 6A leading time in the 400m dash, running 58.20 seconds to win the Fleet Feet Track Classic.
*Germantown's Ashlyn Robinson asserted her position in third place in the 200m MHSAA 6A rankings, running 25.29 seconds to win the 2023 Maverick Meet 2.
*Amare Foreman of West Memphis Christian School ran 55.83 in the 400m at the Lee Academy Invitational to lead the class.
*Foreman's teammate, Ishmael Watkins cleared 5-8 in the high jump, and he now tops the division.
*West Memphis also dominated the throws with David Wilson throwing 100-3 in the discus and Josiah Gehman throwing 35-5.5 in the shot put.
*Gracie Ford also of West Memphis leads the division in the triple jump as a seventh grader with a mark of 30-3.
*Union Christian's Lily Goudeau jumped 14-6 in the long jump at the Parkers Chapel Trojan Relays to top MSAIS 2A in the event.
*Desoto School's Jack Pillow ran 55.85 in the 400m at the Lee Academy Invitational to take the class lead. He also leads the division in the high jump with a mark of 5-8.
*In the long jump, Almonzoe Payne of Tunica leaped 20-1 at the Lee Academy Invitational, taking the 3A lead.
*In the throws, Bryce Redwin of North Sunflower Academy threw 130-4 in the discus to snag a class leading effort.
*In the shot put, Jeremiah Clark of Tunica Academy threw 44-4 at the Lee Academy Invitational to lead the division.
*Also at the Lee Academy Invitational Claudia Pittman of Desoto School ran 1:04.5 in the 400m for the win and class lead.
*In the 100mH, Pittman's teammate, Anslee Barnes ran 18.84 to win the event and top the class.
*Alee Spigener from Claiborne Academy threw 109-7 in the discus at the Parkers Chapel Trojan Relays and currently leads the class.
*Desoto School's Maddie O'Bryant threw 32-2 at the Lee Academy Invitational to win the event and top the class.
*At the Jackson Prep Invitational, Bert Goodloe of Canton won the 400m in 51.37 to win the event and top the division rankings. He also ran 41.24 in the 300mH and leads 4A in that event as well.
*Brayn Ray of Lee Academy leads the class with an effort 11-6 in the pole vault to win the Lee Academy Invitational.
*Roury McCloyen of St. Joseph Catholic School threw an exceptional mark of 192-10 in the discus to win Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and to lead MSAIS 4A as well as the state of Mississippi. He also threw 62-8.5 in the shot put to win that event as well.
*Rachy Branch leads the class in the 800m and 1600m with efforts of 2:38.8 and 5:45.7, respectively from the Lee Academy Invitational.
*Mackenzie Mercer of Canton Academy ran 12:46.6 in the 3200m at the Jackson Prep Invitational to lead the division.
*Oak Hill Academy's Bess Bryan leaps 5-0 to top the class ranks at the Lee Academy Invitational.
*Lee Academy's Ava Billingsley won the pole vault at her home meet with a clearance of 9-0 and leads the division.
*At the Lee Academy Invitational Ruben Martinez of Pillow Academy ran 52.0 to win the 400m and top 5A.
*Sidney Stegall of Heritage Academy ran 4:18.1 in the 1600m at the Florida Relays taking the top spot in the division rankings and second in the state.
*Austin Acton from Lamar School ran 40.61 in the 300mH at the Jackson Prep Invitational and now leads the class.
*In the field, John Howard Gilbert of Bayou Academy triple jumped 41-4 at the Jackson Prep Invitational, topping the class.
*Also at the Jackson Prep Invitational, Alex Lopez from Bayou Academy threw 48-6.5 in the shot put.
*On the girls side, Sydney Collins from Madison St. Joseph ran 1:00.8 in the 400m and currently leads the class.
*In the 100mH, Makenzie Ward, Collin's teammate, ran 17.20 at the Jackson Prep Invitational, topping the class ranks.
*In the field, Washington School's Madison Jones jumped 33-2 in the triple jump and Pillow Academy's Sarah Grace Beck cleared 8-6 in the pole vault.
*Jackson Academy's AJ Parker ran 11.20 in the 100m at the Jackson Prep Invitational and leads the division currently.
*Presbyterian Christian's Jack Boyd ran 10:30.2 in the 3200m to win the Powerade Relays and tops the class rankings from his effort.
*River Godwin, a hurdle specialist in the MSAIS 6A, won the Jackson Prep Invitational in 39.80 and continues to lead the division as well.
*Madison Ridgeland's Harrison Alexander leaped an incredible mark of 6-8 at the Jackson Prep Invitational, easily leading the division and sits second in the state. He also hit 42-5 in the triple jump taking the top division mark in that event as well.
*In the discus, Jackson Academy's Nicolas Harris threw 123-2, snagging the class lead with his throw.
*On the girls side, Kassidy McMillian from MRA ran 48.04 in the 300mH at the Jackson Prep Invitational and leads the class.
*In the discus Taylor Caton from Jackson Prep threw 103-0 in the discus and leads MSAIS 6A with her throw.
Home School Association
*In the 100m, Jack Thomas of the Hattiesburg Forerunners ran 11.59 at the Forerunner Classic to take the win and top the class ranks.
*Jeb Hamilton ran 4:38.1 in the 1600m to comfortably top the division list at the Forerunner Classic.
*Emily Taylor of the Knight Hawks ran 27.67 in the 200m, winning the Forerunner Classic and place herself as the best in the division.
*In the 3200m, Julianna Hamilton of Tupelo Spartans ran 13:00.5 also at the Forerunner Classic and leads the homeschool division.
*Another Hattiesburg Forerunner, Sydney Moudy, leads the class discipline, running 19.25 in the 100mH.
*Emily Taylor a fellow hurdler and member of the Knight Hawks ran 52.53 in the 300mH at the Forerunner Classic.
*Tupelo Spartan, Lana Hester leaped a a staggering 4-3 in the high jump at the Forerunner Classic, topping the class rankings.
*Ella Richardson jumped 14-10 in the long jump, and placed herself as the top long jumper in the homeschool division.