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.
*Willis Lateric of Coffeeville High School snagged a new personal best and division leading mark in the triple jump, leaping 38-2 at the Cardinal Invitational.
*Coldwater High's Keniya Gordon won the high jump at the Cardinal Invitational, jumping 5-2 and currently leads MHSAA 1A.
*Also in the high jump scene Eliza Whitenton of East Union High School finished two inches below Gordon, but with a jump of 5-0 secured the top spot in MHSAA 2A.
*At the MHSAA Division 8-3A Championships, Bella Jordan of Saint Patrick High School won the 800m in 2:38.60 and topped the class with her victory.
*Also at the MHSAA Division 8-3A Championships, Ellen Porter of Jefferson Davis County threw 33-9 in the shot put to lead MHSAA 3A.
*Isabella Magyar from Benton Academy ran a division leading best in the 800m of 2:39.40 at the Canton Academy Sterling Penn Invitational.
*At the same meet, Magyar's teammate Lindsey Hogue ran 6:00.39 in the 1600m and 12:43.7 in the 3200m and leads MSAIS 3A in both events.
*In the boys 400m at the Canton Academy Sterling Penn Invitational, Bert Goodloe of Canton Academy took the victory in 51.12 and currently tops the class.
*Also in Canton, Wayne Academy's Claire Andersen ran 17.41 in the 100mH and now leads 4A with her new personal best.
*Gates Welch of Canton Academy topped the shot put results throwing 35-4.5 and leads the 4A rankings in the event.
*East Rankin's Brayden Warner threw an impressive mark of 166-0 in the discus at the Canton Academy Sterling Penn Invitational and leads MSAIS 5A.
*Jennie Hamilton of Winston Academy launched a throw of 34-5 in the shot put and earned a class leading mark.
*Mike Jones from Hartfield Academy ran 11.18 in the 100m in Canton, a time which earned him the leading spot in the division. He also tops the class in the 200m as well after he ran a time of 22.93 at the Canton Academy Sterling Penn Invitational.
*Elliot Davis of Jackson Prep ran a season best of 2:07.07 in the 800m and is the current leader in the class for the event.
*In the long jump, Kevin Roberts of Jackson Prep leaped 22-8 to win at the Canton Academy Sterling Penn Invitational and take the top spot in the class.
*Cole Allen of Jackson Prep threw 44-11 in the shot put to win the event and lead MSAIS 6A.
*Jackson Preparatory School's Taylor Caton threw a personal best of 118-3 in the discus and is the current leader in MSAIA 6A.
Home School Association
*Jeb Hamilton of Tupelo Spartans ran 2:06.59 in the 800m at the USJ Home Meet to take the win. He continues to lead the class in the event.
*In the 3200m, Hamilton's teammate, Sam Johnson ran a new personal best of 10:15.8 and is the current division leader.