Maurice Sutherland 4A State Champion Triple Jump

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Maurice Sutherland, Northeast Lauderdale comes from a school with no track and a homemade long jump/triple jump pit and wins a State Championship in Class 4A. This sophomore started the season with a 41'2" triple and improved to 44'11" at 4A South State to win the State Championship with a 44'0.50". To win the State Championship it was required to go to a judges decision and his second best jump was 44".25" for the win. As a sophomore this young man has plenty of potential to improve. Just think if his school had a track what he might have done this year and what he might do in the future. Most of the schools in Mississippi have this problem.