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c spire Baseball News

Holmes' Feazell, Griffith Receive Preseason NJCAA Honors
MDCC Baseball Grand Slam Dinner Set For February 7
Four ICC Baseball Players Named NJCAA Top Returning Players
Limited Spots Remain For ICC Leadoff Banquet
Young, But Talented 2015 Softball Squad To Take The Field For EC
Bobcat Baseball Team Eager For Season To Start
NEMCC READY FOR NEW CONFERENCE FORMAT IN 2015 SCHEDULE
Sullivan To Deliver Keynote At ECCC First Pitch Dinner
ECCC Announces Pitching/Hitting Clinics For Young Athletes
ICC Leadoff Banquet Set For January 29
Bobcats Thrilled With 2015 Baseball Signees
ICC To Host Leadoff Banquet On January 29
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Tiger Alumnus, MSU President Keenum To Return Home For First Pitch Banquet
ICC Pitcher Inks With Delta State
Hinds CC Baseball Ranked No. 2 In Collegiate Baseball Poll
Jones County FCA Christmas Party Boosts Spirits Of Local Youngsters
Quade Smith Of Hinds CC Baseball Wins Iron Eagle Challenge Again
JCJC Honors Student-athletes At Fall Athletic Banquet
SMCC To Hold Baseball And Softball Camp For Youngsters
Holmes' Feazell, Griffith Receive Preseason NJCAA Honors
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Holmes Community College

Two Holmes Community College baseball players have received preseason honors from the NJCAA.

Sophomore pitcher Cole Feazell of Elmer, La. has been named to the 2014-15 NJCAA Divison II Top Returning Players list while Jarvis Griffith of Taylorsville has been named to the 2014-15 NJCAA Division II Top Incoming Freshmen list.

Feazell was in the starting rotation for the Bulldogs until he was injured during the season. He finished the year with a 3-2 record with a 4.27 ERA. He struck out 55 and walked 13. He also batted .317 with 19 hits in 60 at bats including one double, two homeruns and 10 RBI.

Griffith comes to Holmes from Taylorsville High School, where he batted .348 over his last three seasons. He had 92 hits including 20 doubles and 53 RBI.

c spire Men's Basketball News

Holmes At Northeast Quick Cap Gamer
NORTHEAST REACHES MIDWAY POINT OF DIVISION HOOPS SLATE
Spring Enrollment At PRCC Up 1% Over Last Year
Northeast Rallies, Squeezes Past CCC Men
East Mississippi Basketball Teams Swept Thursday At Holmes In MACJC North Division Road Action
Holmes CC Takes Pair From East MS CC
Bobcat Basketball Teams Take Two From Southwest
ICC Splits Home Division Showdown With Delta: Game Quick Cap
PRCC Instructors Leading Tour To London
Carroll's Lone Make Helps Tigers Complete Comeback Win Over Archrival
Wolves Take Dramatic Win Over Southwest
EMCC Lions Remain Unbeaten In Division Play With 79-59 Home Win Over Itawamba; Lady Lions Fall 71-61 To ICC Women
MACJC Players Of The Week Announced
MDCC Splits With HCC On The Road
Holmes CC Splits With MS Delta CC
No. 16 Bobcats Rally Past Meridian, 72-63
ICC Splits North Division Road Battle With East Miss.
Tigers Fall In Homecoming Matchup
Indians Drop Two Close North Division Battles
Rangers Drop Third Straight At Delta, 78-66
Holmes At Northeast Quick Cap Gamer
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Northeast Mississippi Community College

BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College basketball fans were treated to two last-second finishes inside Bonner Arnold Coliseum on Monday night.

The Lady Tigers opened the evening with a thrilling 64-63 victory when LaKeiya Lane hit the game-winning layup off an assist by Harper Newell with just seconds on the clock.

Newell, who celebrated her birthday with a huge Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division win, topped Northeast with 14 points while Bridgejae Patterson added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Alivia Hughes added 10 points for the Lady Tigers (9-8, 3-3) while Lane finished with seven points and five assists.

In the nightcap, Dimario Jackson drained a runner with 7.2 seconds left to lift Northeast (12-5, 4-2) to a come-from-behind 55-54 triumph over the Bulldogs.

It was the third straight comeback win for the Tigers, who erased a 22-point deficit to beat Coahoma Community College last Thursday and downed Itawamba Community College on January 15 after trailing by double digits at the break.

Jackson scored a game-high 17 points and Raheem Sorrell added 12 points and seven rebounds. Al Azulphar was dominant in the paint with a season-high three blocks.

Northeast starts the second half of the league schedule on Thursday at East Mississippi Community College on Thursday. Tipoffs are set for 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. from Keyes T. Currie Coliseum in Scooba.


c spire Women's Basketball News

Holmes At Northeast Quick Cap Gamer
ICC's Chills Earns MACJC Women's Player Of The Week Honors
NORTHEAST REACHES MIDWAY POINT OF DIVISION HOOPS SLATE
Spring Enrollment At PRCC Up 1% Over Last Year
ICC’s Chills Earns MACJC Women’s Player Of The Week Honors
Northeast Wins Battle Of Lady Tigers
East Mississippi Basketball Teams Swept Thursday At Holmes In MACJC North Division Road Action
Holmes CC Takes Pair From East MS CC
Bobcat Basketball Teams Take Two From Southwest
ICC Splits Home Division Showdown With Delta: Game Quick Cap
PRCC Instructors Leading Tour To London
Lady Wolves Remain Perfect With Win Over Southwest
EMCC Lions Remain Unbeaten In Division Play With 79-59 Home Win Over Itawamba; Lady Lions Fall 71-61 To ICC Women
MACJC Players Of The Week Announced
MDCC Splits With HCC On The Road
Holmes CC Splits With MS Delta CC
No. 16 Bobcats Rally Past Meridian, 72-63
ICC Splits North Division Road Battle With East Miss.
Legendary NEMCC Coach Ford Tabbed For NJCAA Women's Basketball Hall Of Fame
Lady Tigers Downed By Lady Jags
Holmes At Northeast Quick Cap Gamer
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Northeast Mississippi Community College

BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College basketball fans were treated to two last-second finishes inside Bonner Arnold Coliseum on Monday night.

The Lady Tigers opened the evening with a thrilling 64-63 victory when LaKeiya Lane hit the game-winning layup off an assist by Harper Newell with just seconds on the clock.

Newell, who celebrated her birthday with a huge Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division win, topped Northeast with 14 points while Bridgejae Patterson added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Alivia Hughes added 10 points for the Lady Tigers (9-8, 3-3) while Lane finished with seven points and five assists.

In the nightcap, Dimario Jackson drained a runner with 7.2 seconds left to lift Northeast (12-5, 4-2) to a come-from-behind 55-54 triumph over the Bulldogs.

It was the third straight comeback win for the Tigers, who erased a 22-point deficit to beat Coahoma Community College last Thursday and downed Itawamba Community College on January 15 after trailing by double digits at the break.

Jackson scored a game-high 17 points and Raheem Sorrell added 12 points and seven rebounds. Al Azulphar was dominant in the paint with a season-high three blocks.

Northeast starts the second half of the league schedule on Thursday at East Mississippi Community College on Thursday. Tipoffs are set for 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. from Keyes T. Currie Coliseum in Scooba.


c spire Football News

ICC Announces Dates For Football Tryouts
All-American Treston DeCoud Nearing Decision
Eight Pearl River Wildcats Nab MACJC Football Honors
CCC Football Will Be Holding Two Open Tryouts In The Coming Weeks!
Malcolm Butler, Former Hinds CC Football Star, To Play In Super Bowl XLIX
Hinds CC Football To Hold Tryout On February 11
2015 Northwest Football Tryouts Set For Feb. 11
Former ICC Indian Makes History With USA Football Program
McClain To Play In College Gridiron Showcase
Hinds CC Football Well Represented In Postseason Play
EMCC’s Buddy Stephens Presented ACCFCA National Coach Of The Year Award At AFCA Convention In Louisville, Ky.
Hinds CC Football Well Represented In Postseason Play
Northwest Has 64 Athletes Named To President's, Dean's List For Fall 2014 Term
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Tino Thomas Signs With Texas Southern University
JCJC To Hold Football Tryouts On Feb. 13
SEVEN FORMER STANDOUTS REPRESENT NORTHEAST IN BOWL MANIA
Davis Named MACJC Coach Of The Year
Gray And Davis Named NJCAA All-Americans
EMCC's Buddy Stephens Earns Spalding® NJCAA Football Coach of the Year Honor
ICC Announces Dates For Football Tryouts
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Itawamba Community College

Fulton, MS – Itawamba Community College head football coach Sean Cannon has announced Thursday, February 19 and Thursday, February 26 as the dates for open tryouts for the 2015 Indian football team.

Registration will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the ICC Football Fieldhouse and will be open to unsigned players that meet Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) eligibility standards.

Participants are responsible for bringing cleats, athletic shoes, shorts, shirt, gloves, and proof of a current physical. The tryouts will feature combine type drills such as 40-yard dash, individual position drills, and weight room max.

Cost of the non-contact tryouts is $20.00.

A separate tryout will be held for current ICC students at a later date.

For more information on the tryouts contact Coach Cannon at jscannon@iccms.edu.


c spire Golf News

JCJC To Hold 16th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament
Three Outstanding Golfers Sign With MGCCC
NORTHEAST TO PLAY ELITE COURSES DURING CHALLENGING 2015 SCHEDULE
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
ICC Announces 2015 Golf Schedule
Hinds CC Golf Releases 2015 Schedule
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
MGCCC Golf Team, Player Both Ranked 3rd In Nation
JCJC Holds Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament On Oct. 17
Northeast Tabs Hatfield As Seventh Head Golf Coach
Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament Scheduled For Oct. 4
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Winners
Win ECCC Golf Classic Course Prizes
ECCC Warrior Golf Classic Nets $10,000 In Student
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW: NORTHEAST ATHLETICS CONTINUE TO REWRITE HISTORY BOOKS
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
JCJC To Hold 16th Annual Alumni Association Golf Tournament
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Jones County Junior College

ELLISVILLE – The 16th annual Jones County Junior College Alumni Association Golf Tournament will be held March 27 at Laurel Country Club.

The tournament is a 3-person scramble and entry fee is $100 per player. Deadline for entry is March 20. Tournament sponsorships are available for $250 (social sponsor) and $500 (corporate sponsor).

The proceeds from the tournament are used to sponsor scholarships at JCJC. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on the day of the tournament. A pancake breakfast will be served for participants. Ribeye sandwiches, shrimp on a stick, sausage dogs, along with other food and beverages will be available on the course. On-course, flight prizes and door prizes will be awarded.

Cart assignment and instructions from the club pro will be at 8:15 a.m. and a shotgun start will be at 8:45 a.m.

For more information, contact JCJC Alumni Coordinator JoAnna Newcomb at 601-477-4049 or by email at Joanna.newcomb@jcjc.edu. Golfers can also go to the JCJC Foundation website at www.jcjc.edu/foundation click on “Support Jones” and click on “2015 Alumni Golf Tournament” and sign up for the event.


c spire Rodeo News

Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth In Both Men’s And Women’s Competition At Murray State-hosted Event
East Mississippi Rodeo Teams Place Fourth And Seventh At Three Rivers College Event
EMCC Women’s Rodeo Team Makes School History With First-place Finish In Fall Opener At Missouri Valley College
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
Thirty Northwest Student-Athletes Named MACJC Academic All-State
EMCC’s Fisher-Pruitt Team Roping Tandem Finishes 10th To Secure School-best, 28th-place Team Rodeo Finish At 2014 CNFR
Team Roping Tandem Of Colt Fisher And Justin Pruitt To Represent EMCC Rodeo At CNFR In Wyoming
Ben Cullum Wins Ozark Region In Bull Riding
Holmes CC Sports Hall Of Fame Set For April 24
East Mississippi Captures Third Men’s Team Rodeo Title In Four Years By Earning Top Honors At Northwest Mississippi Event
Results Of The MACJC Holmes CC Crappie Rodeo Tournament On Grenada Lake
East Mississippi Men’s Rodeo Team Places Third In EMCC-hosted Event Held At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
East Mississippi CC Set To Host Ozark Region Collegiate Rodeo Beginning Thursday At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
EMCC Women Match Season-best Finish With Second-place Team Showing At Southern Arkansas University Rodeo
EMCC Men Place Third And EMCC Women Finish Fifth During Arkansas-Monticello Rodeo
East Mississippi Opens Spring Rodeo Campaign With Second-place Men’s Team Finish In Arkansas
Holmes Community College NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, MACJC Fishing Rodeo On Grenada Lake
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Release Date: 1/8/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College athletics department recently received a major facility upgrade with the addition of a new weight room that is usable for all sports teams on the Raymond Campus.

The new 90x50 weight room, located in the Mayo Field House gymnasium, is highlighted by 18 combination racks that can be the base for a number of different types of Olympic lifts, as well as bench press.

The workout facility also features the following items:

• Six sets of dumbbells ranging from 5-100 lbs.

• Four sets of kettle bells

• Four sets of medicine balls

• Two independent leg press machines

• Two row machines

• Two lat pulldown machines

• Two adjustable columns

• Two leg curl/extension machines

For more on Hinds athletics go to www.hindsccsports.com.


c spire Men's Soccer News

Hinds CC Men’s Soccer To Hold Tryout On February 12
SMCC Soccer Coach Zach Mills Joins Estrella De Corgi Soccer Team
JCJC To Hold Men’s Soccer Tryouts On Feb. 8
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Jones County FCA Christmas Party Boosts Spirits Of Local Youngsters
JCJC Honors Student-athletes At Fall Athletic Banquet
ICC Men's Soccer Awards
ECCC Men’s Soccer Award Recipients
Large Crowd Attends ECCC Fall Sports Awards Banquet
ICC’s Fernandez Named NJCAA All-American
Itawamba CC Soccer Signings For This Week
Armando Barron Named To MACJC All-State Soccer Team
PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
REVISED: ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
2014 Soccer All Star Games
MACJC Soccer Allstar Game Recap
ICC’s Howard Earns MACJC All-Star MVP Honors
Five MGCCC Soccer Players Named To MACJC All-Star Team
Hinds CC Men’s Soccer Stars Earn Postseason Honors
Hinds CC Men’s Soccer To Hold Tryout On February 12
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College men's soccer program will hold a tryout for all interested players on Thursday, Feb. 12.

The tryout will begin at 7 p.m. at Tom Shepherd Field on the Hinds Community College Raymond Campus.

All participants must bring a valid current physical form with them to the workout, as well as cleats, shin guards, water and for those under the age of 18, a legal guardian.

For more information please call asst. coach Brandon Mitchell at 601.857.3342 or email at brandon.mitchell@hindscc.edu

All participants are urged to register online by going to www.hindsccsports.com and heading to the men’s soccer page. The form is listed as “2015 Tryout Form” under the Additional Links tab at the top of the page.


c spire Women's Soccer News

Hinds CC Women’s Soccer Adds First Two Signees
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
Jones County FCA Christmas Party Boosts Spirits Of Local Youngsters
Lady Bobcat Soccer Inks 11 To Scholarships
JCJC Honors Student-athletes At Fall Athletic Banquet
ICC Women's Soccer Awards
ECCC Women’s Soccer Award Winners
JCJC’s Gilliland Named NJCAA All-American
Itawamba CC Soccer Signings For This Week
Four Lady Rangers Earn Soccer Postseason Accolades
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer Standouts Earn Postseason Honors
Reigning MACJC-Region 23 Soccer Champ Lady Wildcats Sign Southern Miss Transfer
PRCC Mourns Death Of Earlora Holden
ECCC Women’s Soccer Players Named MACJC All-State
REVISED: ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
ECCC Soccer Players Score Goals In MACJC All-Star Games
2014 Soccer All Star Games
MACJC Soccer Allstar Game Recap
Five MGCCC Soccer Players Named To MACJC All-Star Team
ECCC Soccer Standouts Named To MACJC All-Star Squads
Hinds CC Women’s Soccer Adds First Two Signees
Release Date: 1/21/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – Marcille McLendon, head women’s soccer coach at Hinds Community College, has brought in two signees to the class that will enroll in Raymond for the 2015-2016 school year.

The two new signees are Allana Brunson and Kelli Green.

Allana Brunson

Midfielder/Forward – 5'2 – Florence (Florence High School) Four-year letterman for the Lady Eagles of Florence High… Also a four-year letterman in tennis at FHS

Kelli Green

Midfielder – 5’4 – Pearl (Pearl High School) Six-year letterman for the Lady Pirates of Pearl High… Named Best Offensive Player at the conclusion of her sophomore and junior seasons

For more on Hinds soccer go to www.hindsccsports.com.


c spire Softball News

Holmes' Blair Little Receives NJCAA Preseason Honor
ICC's Roberts Named Top Incoming Freshman By NJCAA
NORTHEAST SOFTBALL WINTER CLINICS BACK FOR THIRTEENTH EDITION
ECCC Lady Warrior Softball Team
JCJC’s Monceaux Inks Softball Scholarship With William Carey
Lady Bobcats Seek To Take Next Step To National Title
Lady Bobcats Add Stellar Recruiting Class To Softball Program
Select Spots Remain For The 2015 ICC Softball Winter Clinics
Lady Bobcats Hold Softball Hitting Camp
2015 ICC Softball Winter Clinics
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
ICC Softball To Host Winter Clinics In January
2015 ICC Softball Winter Clinics
ICC Announces 2015 Softball Schedule
ICC Pitcher Signs With Harding University
Jones County FCA Christmas Party Boosts Spirits Of Local Youngsters
JCJC Holds Softball Winter Hitting Camp
JCJC Holds Softball Prospect Camp
JCJC Honors Student-athletes At Fall Athletic Banquet
SMCC To Hold Baseball And Softball Camp For Youngsters
Holmes' Blair Little Receives NJCAA Preseason Honor
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Holmes Community College

Holmes Community College freshman pitcher/infielder Blair Little of Lake Charles, La. has been named to the 2014-15 NJCAA Division II Softball Top Incoming Freshmen list.

Little, who played at Grand Lake High School, is expected to be in the pitching rotation for the Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs this spring. She'll also see time at first base.

At Grand Lake, she held a 47-18 career record from the mound with a 1.5 ERA. She threw 376 innings with 290 strikeouts. She batted .381 with 58 RBI.

c spire Tennis News

Hinds CC Women’s Tennis Ranked No. 18 In Preseason Poll
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
ICC Announces 2015 Tennis Schedules
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Hinds CC Releases 2015 Tennis Schedule
MGCCC Tennis Plays Well At ITA Championships
NORTHEAST TENNIS PROGRAMS ARRANGE OPEN TRYOUT
Hard Work Helps Frazier Earn Spot On NEMCC Tennis Team
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Inconceivable Dream For Tennis Star Pearce Comes To Fruition At NEMCC
Long Hired As Northwest’s Athletic Academic Coordinator
Doubles Standout Rencher Inks With Lady Tigers
NORTHEAST TENNIS ATHLETES, TEAMS RECEIVE ITA ACADEMIC ACCOLADES
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
2013-14 YEAR IN REVIEW: NORTHEAST ATHLETICS CONTINUE TO REWRITE HISTORY BOOKS
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
10 ICC Student-athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
26 ICC Student-athletes Earn MACJC Academic Honors
Sixteen Pearl River Athletes Nab All-Academic Honors
Hinds CC Women’s Tennis Ranked No. 18 In Preseason Poll
Release Date: 1/20/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College women’s tennis program recently received a slew of preseason accolades, both team and individually, before the 2015 season gets underway on Saturday, Feb. 7.

The Lady Eagles are ranked No. 18 nationally in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) preseason poll.

Hinds is also ranked fourth in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) preseason rankings.

The early rankings also feature three individual players, who earned high marks in both singles and doubles play.

Rachel Rhett (Vicksburg) is ranked No. 10 in the Region XXIII singles ranking and is followed in the No. 11 slot by teammate Brittany DeCamp (Flowood).

Kelly Carlson (Destrehan, La.) earned a No. 24 ranking in the Region XXIII singles list as well.

DeCamp and Rhett also earned a No. 7 mark in the Region XXIII doubles ranking.

For more on Hinds tennis go to www.hindsccsports.com.


c spire Track News

Hinds CC Women’s Track Competes In UAB Blazer Invitational
Hinds CC Men’s Track And Field Earns High Marks At UAB Invite
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Competes In The Auburn Indoor Invitational
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Opens 2015 Season At LSU Indoor Invitational
Hinds CC Receives New Athletic Weight Room
CCC Track And Field To Hold Throwers' Camp
Hinds CC Women’s T&F Announces 2015 Schedule
Qawtavis Johnson & Derek White Sign With Hinds CC Men’s Track And Field
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Releases 2015 Schedule
Hinds CC Student-athletes Named To Who’s Who
Jerel Hill, Former Hinds CC Athlete, Pens E-book, Preps For 2016 Olympics
Gore Named ICC’s Sports Information Director
Track Champion Newell Eager For "New Chapter" At NEMCC
Hinds CC Hires Willie Calvin As Assistant Men’s T&F Coach
ECCC Athletic Teams Recognized For Academic Excellence
ECCC Leads Nation In Student-Athlete Honors
JCJC Enjoys Banner 2013-14 Year In Athletics
Sixteen Pearl River Athletes Nab All-Academic Honors
Hinds CC Student-athletes Earn Academic All-State Honors
Hinds CC Men’s T&F Program Announces Signing Class
Hinds CC Women’s Track Competes In UAB Blazer Invitational
Release Date: 1/26/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College women's track and field program opened the 2015 season on Saturday in Birmingham, Ala., at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) Blazer Invitational and had two student-athletes qualify for the upcoming National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Indoor Nationals in Albuquerque, N.M.

Desire McHenry (Bastrop, La.) and Pamala Byrd (Jackson) each qualified for nationals after finishing in the top five in their respective events.

McHenry notched a third place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.47 seconds, while Byrd came in fourth place in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.78 seconds.

Byrd also came in seventh place in the 200-meter dash with a finish of 25.97 seconds.

Elizabeth Lee (Utica) was a second place finisher in the triple jump event with a leap of 32’ 10 1/2.”

The 4x400 meter relay quartet of McHenry, Byrd, E’Keisha Hollins (Mendenhall) and Jamira Boykins (Mobile, Ala.) finished in sixth place overall with a time of 4:15.37.

The Lady Eagles will return to the indoor track on Valentine’s Day, heading to the Louisiana State University (LSU) High Performance Indoor meet in Baton Rouge, La.

For more on Hinds women’s track and field go to www.hindsccsports.com.