Lady Warriors cross-country team wins state title
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:00 AM
CLINTON - The Choctaw Central Lady Warrior athletic program claimed its second state championship in less than a month Saturday as they won the Class 3A Girls Cross-Country championship.
She’Chem Grant finished second for Choctaw Central in the boys Class 3A race running 17:03.8 for the 5,000 meter course.
(In October, the Lady Warriors won the Class 3A slow-pitch softball championship.)
The state cross-country state finals were held here at Freedom Ridge Trails.
The Choctaw Central cross-country team was powered by eighth grade twin sisters, Kyannah Grant and Kyarrah Grant. Kyannah came in first, covering the two-mile course with a time of 14:51.4 while Kyarrah came in second with a time of 15:03.3.
"Our training really paid off," Choctaw Central Coach Elyse Willis said. "We ran four and five miles on our long days, and that got us into shape for the two-mile runs. Our girls have really worked hard."
Other Lady Warrior finishers were as follows: Kyree Bell came in sixth overall with a time of 16:15.3. Laraya McMillan finished 10th with a time of 16:31.1; Allandra York, 14th with a time of 16:43.2; and, Jashaunique Steve, 28, with a time of 18:04.4.
St. Patrick came in second followed by Mooreville, St. Andrews and Kossuth.
The Choctaw Central boys cross-country team finished fourth overall. Shechem Grant led the Warriors by finishing second overall with a time of 17:03.8.
Other members of the Choctaw Central team and their overall finishes were as follows: Danta Cotton, 23rd, 19:10.0; Eric Billy, 24th, 19:12.4; Keaton Taylor, 27th, 19:18.5; Tayshaun Mingo, 37th, 19:52.7; Brias Bell, 45th, 20:35.9; Tristian Cotton, 49th, 20:51.2.
St. Andrews placed first in the boys Class 3A meet, followed by Kossuth and Alcorn Central.