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Lady Panthers capture BHS Track Invitational title

The Brookhaven High Lady Panthers added another trophy for their case this weekend after winning first place in the BHS Invitational. The BHS boys’ team finished in second place in the team competition. The Panthers will next run Friday in the Pearl Invitational, which is their final meet before the post-season.

Miyah Miller captured first place in the 1,600-meter finals and her teammate Ellie Slay grabbed second place for BHS. In the 3,200-meter race, it was Gracie Gray and Bailey Pounds in the top two positions, respectively.

The 4×800 relay team of Miller, Pounds, Slay and Ayanna McNairy captured first place. McNairy also won first place in long jump and second in triple jump. BHS was second in the 4×400 and 4×200 relays.

Sophomore Ah’Menya Rancifer dominated the discus with a throw of 92 feet. Her closest competition was 18 feet shorter than her. Rancifer also won the shotput competition.

Zakarria Hill was second in the 100-meter hurdles for BHS and Slay finished second in the 800-meter run. Tiyuna Harris finished second in the 400-meter dash and Kyija Willis was third in the 200-meter and second in the 100-meter race.

Grayson Childress won the 1,600-meter run for the Panthers and was followed by teammate Jacob Britt in second place. Jake Thompson won the 3,200-meter race as Britt and Childress finished in second and third place, respectively. Britt also finished as runner-up in the 800-meter and Leondre Dodds from Loyd Star finished third.

Dontrae Smith was third in the 110-meter hurdles and Norman Woodard finished second in the 300-meter hurdles. The Panther 4×800 relay team finished second and Quintaye Bates was second in the high jump for the Panthers. Damien Smith of Wesson finished second in the long jump. Isaiah Wall and Quintaye Bates were second and third, respectively, for BHS in the triple jump.