SP Track & Field sweeps district

Published 11:20 am Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The South Panola boys track and field team won the first district championship in school history Saturday (April 8) at Lewisburg High School in the Division 3-6A meet.

South Panola garnered 98 points with Hernando coming in second with 95 points. The South Panola girls meanwhile won their second straight district title with 106 points followed by Hernando with 70 points.

Freshman Jamarcus Flowers led the Tiger boys by placing first in the 100 meter and 200 meter runs along with the long jump. South Panola’s relay team won the 4×400 and finished second in the 4×200 and 4×800 runs.

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Amarion Hooks, Kimarion Smith and D’Marquavious Battle finished in a three-way tie for first place in the high jump while TaDarrian Woodard won the triple jump. Battle also placed third in the 110 meter hurdles. Elijah Kitchen came in first in the discus and shot put. Will Davis and Matthew Joyner came in fourth and fifth place in the 1600 meters.

On the girls side, Samyna Brown won the 200 and 400 meter runs while Jada Wilson and Kamyah Griffin finished second and third in the 100 meters. Princess Lofton placed second in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. Tora Sanford won the long jump with teammate Nia Fondren finishing second.

McGheyla Patton won the triple jump with a leap of 31-feet-three inches. Makenzie Robinson won the discus and came in third in the shot put. The Lady Tiger relay team won the 4×100, 200 and 400 relays while taking third in the 4×800.

The Tigers will now move on to the Region 2-6A meet Thursday at Clinton High School.

Photo: South Panola Track & Field coach Montez Griffin holds the Tigers’ boys and girls district championship trophies, the first in school history.