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Lindsay paces Water Valley in 3A state meet

PEARL — With five athletes qualifying for the state meet Water Valley managed to come away with a pair of Top-15 finishes in the MHSAA Class 3A state track & field championships at the Woody Barnett Track & Field Complex on Saturday.

The girl’s team finished 13th with 15 points and St. Andrew’s won their seventh state title — their second Class 3A title in the past four years.

It was an impressive finish for the Lady Devils who had two athletes competing.

Sophomore Lillian Lindsey earned the only podium finish of the day for Water Valley, placing third in the girl’s 3200 meter run with a time of 13:28.44. Lindsay also ran in the 800 meter (4th, 2:41.70) and the 1600 meter (7th, 6:32.49).

Beyonce Shaw competed in the girl’s long jump and came away with a seventh place finish with a jump of 13 feet, six inches.

The boy’s team had three athletes competing and finished 15th with 11 points. Tylertown earned their seventh Class 3A title, and fifth in a row, with 130 points.

Marley Cook competed in the boy’s shot put, finishing fifth with an attempt of 43-06.

Coulter Clement ran in the distance races with his best finish coming in the boy’s 1600 meter run with a fifth place finish (5:07.79). Clement also placed seventh in the boy’s 3200 meter (11:20.75).

Bailey Devontrae placed eighth in the boy’s 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.10.