Picayune Girls take 3rd ; Boys 6th at the 5A State Meet

Pearl--Picayune Girls finish 3rd at the State Meet and the boys took 6th place. The girls scored 55 points

while the boys scored 43.

Girls Coach Jerry Todd said," Almost every girl did better than what they were seeded at this meet. That's all

you can ask or expect of them.  Just do your best or improve your seeded place and almost everyone did this

today. Even with Jaz  (Jasmine Ducre) not running her best race (the 400), we had a very good day when it

counted the most. We have finished 4th four or five times at the State Meet, so we are happy to finish 3rd,

our highest finish ever.  My five senior girls, Jaz, T (Taneequa Myers) , Sahara, Clarissa, and MeMe have

been with me since the 8th grade and I have to say that they are the best group of athletes to ever come

through Picayune in track, basketball, and softball; these girls have always performed at a high level. I will

truly miss them."

State Champions:
- Clarissa Jones- discus

-Jasmine Ducre-100 (Jaz is a 6 time state champion, 4x1 relay, 400 twice, triple jump twice)

2nd place
-Jasmine Ducre-triple jump
-Girls 4x100 relay-Ducre, Sarah Richard,T Myers, Kymetria Jackson ran 49.44(first was 49.43)
-Ken Breland-long jump

3rd place
-Lacey Polderman-800
-Boys 4x200 relay-Ken Breland,Dalvin Acker,Des Taylor,Tony Washington
-Tony Washington-400

4th place
-Jake Polderman-1600

5th place
-Sahara Wilson-high jump
-T Myers-100 hurdles

6th place
-Yanni Wills-shot put
-Todd Smith-800
-Coren Nixon-100

7th place
-T Myers-300 hurdles
-Boys 4x400 relay-Dees, Fletcher,Todd Smith, Tyler Smith
-Dalvin Acker-200
-Jake Polderman-800

8th place
-Matt Horslay-3200