| By Myra Bean
The South Panola girls and boys track teams participated in the district meet held at Columbus Wednesday.
The girls placed third overall and the boys finished second overall.
The top four teams or members qualified for regional to be held April 22 at Columbus at 9 a.m.
Qualifying for the girls and their times and distances are listed.
The 400 meter relay team placed first with a time of 52.6 seconds. Team members include Marquita Frison, Pelaure Chapman, Tyunna Diggs and Tamara Poole.
Placing second was Sherika Harris in the discus throw with a distance of 84’6". Saraka Chapman was second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:08 minutes. Also, the 800 meter relay (4X200 meter) team of Frison, Pelaure Chapman, Diggs and Poole placed second with a time of 1:54.0.
In third place shot put was Sad’e Wallace with a 34’2" distance. Poole was third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.1 seconds and third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.6 seconds.
In the discus throw, Wallace was fourth with a 76’3" distance and Racquel Burdette was fourth in the shot put with a 31’4" distance.
The boys placed first in four events.
Justin Harris won the discus throw with a throw of 121’4". In shot put, Chris Strong was first with a 46’4" throw.
Defending state champion in the 110 meter hurdles, Rodney Gray, was one step closer to defending his title. He won the 110 meter hurdles with a 14.3 seconds time and the 300 meter hudles with a 39.3 seconds time.
Demetrius Dunn placed second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.8 seconds.
The 400 meter (4×100) and the 800 meter relay (4×200) teams both placed second.
The 400 meter relay team of Jeramie Griffin, Demetrius Dunn, Leroy Diggs and Rodney Gray had a time of 43.7 seconds.
The 800 meter relay team had a time of 1:32.7 minutes run by Darius Barksdale, David Conner, Quenterius Wright and Demetrius Dunn.
Placing third was Justin Harris in the shot put with a 45’0" distance.
Finishing fourth was Javon Robertson in the discus throw with a 108’1" distance. Demetrius Dunn finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 19’8". Travius Butler finished fourth in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 43.1 seconds.
Also placing fourth was the 1600 meter relay (4x400m) team with a time of 3:59 minutes. Team members include Tristan Gleeton, David Conner, Travius Butler and Quenterius Wright.