2023 MHSAA 6A Girls Track & Field State Meet Analysis

VIRTUAL MEET: MHSAA 6A High School Girls

The MHSAA 6A Girls Track and Field Championships, scheduled for Saturday, May 6th, at Pearl High School, is gearing up to be an unforgettable event.

With the state's largest section presenting a stage for exceptional performances, Milesplit Mississippi is here to provide an in-depth preview of the most exciting day in girls track and field.

Clinton High School poised for dominance, Biloxi, Pearl, Tupelo fight for runner-up

This year's MHSAA 6A Track and Field Championships are shaping up to be an exciting event, with the Clinton High School Lady Arrows predicted to deliver an outstanding performance and defend their MHSAA 6A team title. Virtual scores estimate Clinton High to more than double the points of their closest competitor, led by their remarkable sprinters and hurdlers. 

Clinton High boasts an impressive line-up, with athletes expected to reach the podium in every event under 800 meters. The formidable hurdle crew, consisting of Kaitlyn Jones, Corshunna Hughes, and Jenesis Williams, currently hold the top spots in both the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles, contributing an incredible 50 points from these two events alone.

Clinton's 100 and 200-meter dash athletes are also adding significant points, led by the likes of Tacherria Lawson, Zharia Bonner, and Nakirsten Hughes. Additionally, the school holds the current top times in the state for both the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays, further demonstrating their sprinting prowess.

While Clinton High's dominance is the main storyline, a thrilling battle for the remaining podium places is anticipated between Biloxi, Pearl, and Tupelo, with just 15 points separating the three schools.

Tupelo's chances hinge on the exceptional distance running duo of Sophie Santucci and Brookelyn Morgan, who are expected to win the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m. Tupelo's 4x100 and 4x200-meter relay teams also have the potential to help the school make significant strides in the competition.

Pearl High School's 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams are predicted to win big, with their 4x200m and 4x100m teams also expected to perform strongly. Individual efforts from hurdle specialist Danasia Ross and elite distance runners Katherine Neal and Hannah Moore will be crucial in Pearl's push for a runner-up finish.

Rounding out the podium contenders is Biloxi High School, whose strong field event performances will be pivotal in their pursuit of a top-three finish. Athletes Shaneal Corpuz, Julie Segroves, Emerson Yelverton, and others are expected to excel in their respective events, and any additional contributions on the track could make Biloxi a genuine threat to other teams.

As the 2023 MHSAA 6A Track and Field Championships approach, all eyes will be on Clinton High School's exceptional team and the fierce competition for the remaining podium spots.

Individuals to Watch 

As the excitement builds for the girls' MHSAA 6A Track and Field Championships, several standout athletes are predicted to make a significant impact on the competition.

Sophie Santucci of Tupelo is expected to win both the 800 and 1600-meter races, a double victory that could greatly benefit her team's overall standing. Katherine Neal from Pearl High School is anticipated to score in the 800, 1600, and 3200-meter events, showcasing her impressive endurance.

Clinton High School's hurdle specialists, Kaitlyn Jones and Jenesis Williams, are predicted to claim top spots in the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles, bolstering what is likely to be a dominant performance by their team. In field events, Shaneal Corpuz is one to watch in the Shot Put and Discus, while Julie Segroves is set to deliver an exciting Pole Vault performance. Segroves will face off against Northwest Rankin's Katelyn Hulsey, in a thrilling battle between the two best female vaulters in state history, according to MileSplit Mississippi records. Segroves currently holds the state record in the event, but Hulsey returns as the reigning MHSAA 6A Pole Vault Champion, promising a captivating contest.

Lastly, Clinton High School's Meagan Womack deserves special attention, as she is expected to challenge the Shot Put and Discus MHSAA 6A Championship records.

These individual performances will undoubtedly contribute to the overall excitement and competitive spirit of the 2023 MHSAA 6A State Championships.