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BHS teams finish 7th in Camellia Relays

McCOMB – The McComb boys and Hattiesburg girls dominated thefield in the 2005 McComb Coca-Cola Camellia City Relays Fridayafternoon, at C. C. Moore Stadium. The Tigers brought home firstplace honors, outdistancing second place Natchez 131-107. The LadyTigers captured the girls title; blasting second place Natchez169-116.5.

Brookhaven’s girls and boys both finished seventh in the 8-teamclassic, with the Lady Panthers tallying 37 points and the Panthersgetting 45.

Brookhaven will host the Brookhaven Invitational on Friday, Apr.1 on King Field’s R. L. Therrell Track, preceded by an AlexanderJr. High meet on Thursday, Mar. 31.

The Tigers and Port Gibson each claimed 4 top spots in the meet,but McComb would garner 8 runners-up finishes; as the Blue Wavefinished third overall. Markie Faust led the way for the host withwins in the 100 and 200-meters runs with times of 10.73 and 22.39respectively.

The Amite Co. Lady Trojans won 5 events, including a sweep ofthe relays to finish fourth overall. The Hattiesburg girls gotfirst-places from Ruth Biggs in the long jump and triple jump, andJasmine James in the 1600-meter run. The Lady Tigers had 9 wins inindividual events.

The Lady Panthers, coached by Patrick Hardy, Rod Henderson andTrevor Brister, were led by Tamara Stoval’s third place finish inthe 300-meter hurdles with a time of 56.02.

“We are in a rebuilding mode,” said Hardy. “We lost a lot off oflast year’s team. We missed some keys points today.”

The Panthers were led third-places finishes from Taurean Jonesin the 100 meter run with a time of 11.30, and Anthony Nelson inthe 800 at 2:14.95.

“We did well for the first official meet of the year,” addedHardy.