Lindsay paces Water Valley in 3A state meet

Published 10:55 am Sunday, May 6, 2018

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.

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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.