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Predicted Rain Moves Up EMCC’s Baseball Doubleheader At East Central To Thursday Afternoon In Decatur
Release Date:4/1/2015
East Mississippi Community College

SCOOBA – Due to forecasted rain later in the week, East Mississippi Community College’s road baseball doubleheader against rival East Central Community College has been moved up one day to Thursday afternoon on the Decatur campus. First pitch is now set for 4 p.m. Thursday at ECCC’s Clark/Gay Baseball Complex.

Rewarded for their recent 11-game winning streak by moving up to No. 14 nationally in this week’s NJCAA Division II baseball poll, head coach Chris Rose’s 17-7 EMCC Lions are presently tied with No. 1-ranked Hinds Community College atop the MACJC baseball standings with identical 11-1 conference records. Most recently, EMCC extended its win string to 11 consecutive games with a 9-7 win over rival Meridian Community College Tuesday afternoon in Scooba before dropping the nightcap to the visiting Eagles by an 8-7 final tally in eight innings.

The East Central Warriors are currently tied with Northwest Mississippi for third place in the MACJC baseball standings with identical 10-4 league marks. ECCC owns a 17-9 overall record on the season.

Along with No. 14 East Mississippi and top-ranked Hinds in this week’s NJCAA Division II Top 20 national poll, the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) is also represented by 10th-ranked Jones County Junior College and new entry Meridian Community College at the No. 19 spot.


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ECCC To Host East Central MS High School All-Star Game
Release Date: 4/1/2015
East Central Community College

East Central Community College will host the inaugural East Central Mississippi High School All-Star Basketball Games Thursday, April 9, in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.

The women’s contest begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s match-up at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. ECCC men’s basketball coach Robert Thompson said, “We are fortunate to have many gifted athletes in our district and this event will allow us to showcase those talents and reward them for outstanding play this season.” Participants will be divided into North and South teams, based on the location of their schools.

Members of the South women’s squad and their respective high schools are Holly Hendershot, Scott Central; Kim Maira Jackson, Forest; Chante Deering and Chelsi White, both of Morton; Dana Brown, Tan Lloyd and Jacara Hillie, all of Newton; Kaylor Davis and Destiny Snapp, both of Newton County; Shadejha Brown, Lake; Alexis Burks, Sebastopol; and Markita Tripplet, Neshoba Central.

Fredrick Morris of Neshoba Central will serve as head coach. South men’s team members include Joe Young and Patavius Luckett, both of Forest; Devonta Jones, Morton; Dartaevis Bender and C.J. Edwards, both of Newton; Issiah Lewis and Quinn Jones, both of Newton County; Chance Collins and Seth McCormick, both of Newton Academy; Kartavious Hunt, Lake; and Zach Johnson, Lamar Christian.

Jerry Byrd of Neshoba Central will serve as head coach. Members of the North women’s team are Diamond Love, Louisville; Darby Nowell and Katie McCool, both of Winston Academy; Amechia Carter and K.J. Peebles, both of Philadelphia; Renaysia Polk, Choctaw Central; Jaycie Malone, Leake Academy; Lakellie Body and Jayla Johnson, both of Leake County; and Sharissa Jefferson, Jaterrica Waters and Kierra Mann, all of Leake Central. Marcus Luckett of Newton will serve as head coach.

North men’s squad includes Roderick James, Louisville; She’Chem Grant and Steven Leach, both of Choctaw Central; Corey Wilder, Leake Central; Tyshaun Andrew and A’Darian Beamon, both of Leake County; Malik Thompson, Union; Josh Crutcher, Sebastopol; Channon Wilson, Neshoba Central; and Kendarrius Cook, Leake County.

Steve Harber of Newton County will serve as head coach. For more information, contact ECCC head basketball coaches Crandal Porter (601-635-6372, cporter@eccc.edu) or Robert Thompson (601-635-6370, rthompson@eccc.edu).


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ECCC To Host East Central MS High School All-Star Game
Release Date: 4/1/2015
East Central Community College

East Central Community College will host the inaugural East Central Mississippi High School All-Star Basketball Games Thursday, April 9, in the Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building on the Decatur campus.

The women’s contest begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the men’s match-up at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students.ECCC men’s basketball coach Robert Thompson said, “We are fortunate to have many gifted athletes in our district and this event will allow us to showcase those talents and reward them for outstanding play this season.”Participants will be divided into North and South teams, based on the location of their schools.

Members of the South women’s squad and their respective high schools are Holly Hendershot, Scott Central; Kim Maira Jackson, Forest; Chante Deering and Chelsi White, both of Morton; Dana Brown, Tan Lloyd and Jacara Hillie, all of Newton; Kaylor Davis and Destiny Snapp, both of Newton County; Shadejha Brown, Lake; Alexis Burks, Sebastopol; and Markita Tripplet, Neshoba Central.

Fredrick Morris of Neshoba Central will serve as head coach.South men’s team members include Joe Young and Patavius Luckett, both of Forest; Devonta Jones, Morton; Dartaevis Bender and C.J. Edwards, both of Newton; Issiah Lewis and Quinn Jones, both of Newton County; Chance Collins and Seth McCormick, both of Newton Academy; Kartavious Hunt, Lake; and Zach Johnson, Lamar Christian.

Jerry Byrd of Neshoba Central will serve as head coach.Members of the North women’s team are Diamond Love, Louisville; Darby Nowell and Katie McCool, both of Winston Academy; Amechia Carter and K.J. Peebles, both of Philadelphia; Renaysia Polk, Choctaw Central; Jaycie Malone, Leake Academy; Lakellie Body and Jayla Johnson, both of Leake County; and Sharissa Jefferson, Jaterrica Waters and Kierra Mann, all of Leake Central.Marcus Luckett of Newton will serve as head coach.

North men’s squad includes Roderick James, Louisville; She’Chem Grant and Steven Leach, both of Choctaw Central; Corey Wilder, Leake Central; Tyshaun Andrew and A’Darian Beamon, both of Leake County; Malik Thompson, Union; Josh Crutcher, Sebastopol; Channon Wilson, Neshoba Central; and Kendarrius Cook, Leake County.

Steve Harber of Newton County will serve as head coach.For more information, contact ECCC head basketball coaches Crandal Porter (601-635-6372, cporter@eccc.edu) or Robert Thompson (601-635-6370, rthompson@eccc.edu).


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Taylor Becomes Third Tiger In Program History To Earn NJCAA Weekly Award
Release Date: 3/24/2015
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Booneville, Miss. - Brittany Taylor accomplished something in the first two months of her career at Northeast Mississippi Community College that only two others have achieved previously in the rich history of the softball squad.

Taylor was selected as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Pitcher of the Week for games contested March 9-15.

“That’s a huge honor not only for our program, but absolutely for that young lady as well as the teammates that have played behind her,” Tigers head coach Jody Long said. “Brittany has done an outstanding job for us in the role as a starter. She competes and gives us the chance to win every ballgame.”

Taylor is the first Northeast hurler to attain this award in the past two years. Current Eckerd (Fla.) College standout Erin Dixson collected the accolade on February 27, 2013 while Jaisa Emerson became the inaugural Tiger to claim this distinction after tossing a perfect game on April 19, 2012.

“She displays hard work and determination constantly,” said Emerson, who now serves Northeast as an assistant coach. “This really glorifies how much time she puts in. Practice is when she gets better. When something’s not right, she’s always going to put in the extra effort to correct it.”

The right-hander helped the Tigers capture their initial sweep inside Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division play by keeping Mississippi Delta Community College off balance during a 4-1 victory in the nightcap.

Taylor shattered her previous career-high and recorded 10 strikeouts against the Trojans. She did not allow a walk or an earned run to notch her fourth victory of the campaign inside the circle.

The West Union High School product scattered five hits in the impressive complete game performance. Taylor had separate streaks of six and five consecutive batters sat down during the matchup.

She accounted for two three-up, three-down frames. Taylor punched out two batters in a harmless second inning while a flyout to centerfielder Mackenzie Riley wrapped up a perfect fifth for Northeast.

“It feels good to know that all my hard work is paying off,” Taylor said. “We’ve been working hard in practice. My defense gives me confidence because I know that they have my back and I can depend on them.”

Taylor paces a Tiger pitching staff that holds a solid earned run average (ERA) of 2.55. She has compiled a team-high 33.2 innings of action with a 4-1-1 overall record.

The Enterprise native tossed a shutout in her first ever appearance in a black-and-gold uniform during a scoreless tie at Calhoun (Ala.) Community College. She followed that with two straight one-run outings in victories versus East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi Delta.

She has an ERA of 2.51 with just 12 walks conceded so far as a freshman. Opponents have only amassed a .279 batting average against Taylor, which is tenth best in the NJCAA.

Taylor is reliable with her glove as well. She is flawless with 11 assists and four putouts in 15 total chances and is tied with Bailey Bogue for the top fielding percentage among Northeast’s athletes at 1.000.

She is the second Tiger to receive recognition for their effectiveness this season. Alyssa Vanlandingham obtained MACJC Pitcher of the Week laurels from February 23-March 1 after guiding Northeast to an extra inning triumph over rival Itawamba Community College.

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JCJC Alumni Association Golf Tournament Enjoys Big Day
Release Date: 4/1/2015
Jones County Junior College

LAUREL – The 16th annual Jones County Junior College Alumni Association Golf Tournament may go down as one of the best ever.

“It was a fantastic day and I don’t know how it could have been any better,” said JCJC Vice President of Advancement and Foundation Executive Director Charlie Garretson. “We had great weather, we received a lot of positive comments and we raised a lot of money for scholarships, which is the most important thing.”

The tournament was held March 27 at the Laurel Country Club with 40 teams and 120 players participating.

The Educational Furniture and Equipment Company team consisting of Ben Webb, Joey Landrum and J.T. Jernigan won the tournament with a 19-under par 53. Finishing second was the Magnolia State Bank team comprised of Mike McClellan, Norm Owens and Ron Maddox, who fashioned a 59. The BancorpSouth team composed of Ray Palmer, Brent Smithers and Jon Diggets was third with a 61.

Garretson said all of the numbers are not finalized, but tournament may have set a record for fund-raising. The proceeds from the tournament go to provide scholarships in the eight-county JCJC district.

“I do know we raised more money selling mulligans and string than we ever have,” he said. “We feel really, really good about this year’s tournament.”

Mulligans were purchased to allow golfers an extra shot, if needed. String was sold in increments of 10, 15, 20 and 25 feet, allowing teams to move the ball that much closer to the hole.

Garretson praised the LCC staff, led by club pro Jim Dorman, volunteers from JCJC and Sodexo for their help with the tournament. Sodexo provided food on the course, including pancakes and sausage for breakfast before the round, along with ribeye sandwiches, shrimp on a stick and sausage dogs during the round. Jambalaya was served after play.

“The Laurel Country Club did a great job and it is a great venue,” Garretson said. “Their staff was very accommodating and helped us tremendously. I can’t say enough about the volunteers who came from JCJC to help out. Sodexo did a great job with the food. We received so many compliments about that.”

Garretson also noted the work of the JCJC Alumni Association staff – led by Alumni Coordinator JoAnna Newcomb.

“It was such a group effort,” he said. “They had everything down and it was just a matter of pulling it all together. Everybody in the office did a fantastic job.”

JCJC Alumni Tournament scores

Here are results from the 16th annual Jones County Junior College Alumni Golf Tournament, which was held March 27 at Laurel Country Club. The top six teams in the tournament received a flight prize. *-denotes placed by scorecard playoff.

Educational Furniture and Equipment Company: Ben Webb, Joey Landrum, J.T. Jernigan – 53

Magnolia State Bank – Mike McClellan, Norm Owens, Ron Maddox – 59

BancorpSouth – Ray Palmer, Brent Smithers, Jon Diggets – 61

EDA of Jones County – Mitch Stennett, Ross Tucker, Billy Browning – 62

Buckley Newspapers – Zach Buckley, Shane Cook, Scott Davis – 63*

McLaurin Carpets No. 1 – Herschel Bragg Jr., Mike Morgan, Chad McLaurin – 63•

Ellisville Auto Supply – 63; Williams/Tew/Bankston – 64; Chas N Clark Associates – 64; Stringer/Johnson/Johnson – 64; South Mississippi Electric Power Association – 64; Robinson/Anding/Wansley – 65; Sodexo – 66; McLaurin Carpets No. 2 – 68; TEC – 70; Sumrall/Hagan/Stevens – 70; Woolwine Ford-Lincoln – 71; President’s Team – 72; Southern Beverage – 73; 1961 Football Team – 73; First State Bank – 74; City of Ellisville – 76; Ready/Bowen/Freeman – 76; Citizens Bank of Columbia – 76; Community Bank – 78; Sanderson Farms – 79; South Central Regional Medical Center – 79; Jeffcoat/Harrington/Thornton – 80; Siemen’s – 82; Coca-Cola Bottling Co. – 83; Dunn Roadbuilders – 84; Johnson/Williams/Landrum – NC; Foil-Wyatt Architects – NC; Howard Industries – NC; Chancellor Supply, Inc. – NC; Center Point Energy; Mississippi Power Co. – NC; RJ Young – NC.

Most Accurate Drive, No. 2 – Dale Bowen

Closest to the Pin, No. 4 – Susan McNeil

Longest Drive, No. 12 – Les Robinson

Corporate Sponsors

1961 JCJC Football Team, BancorpSouth, Center Point Energy, Chancellor Supply, Inc., Citizens Bank of Columbia, City of Ellisville, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Community Bank, C Spire, Dunn Roadbuilders, EDA of Jones County, Educational Furniture and Equipment Company, Ellisville Auto Supply, First State Bank, Foil-Wyatt Architects & Planners, PA; Hattiesburg Clinic, Howard Industries, J.P. Services, LLC, Magnolia State Bank, McLaurin Carpets, Inc., Mississippi Power Company, Sanderson Farms, Inc., South Central Regional Medical Center, Sodexo, Inc., South Mississippi Electric Power Association, Southern Beverage Company, TEC, Woolwine Ford-Lincoln, Inc., R.J. Young, Siemens Industries, Inc.

Door Prize Contributors

BancorpSouth, Bosun Joe’s, C&C Drugs, Chancellor Supply, Inc., Community Bank, EDA of Jones County, First State Bank, Four Seasons Lawn Care, George’s Sporting Goods, JCJC Alumni Association, JCJC Athletics, JCJC Bookstore, JCJC Marketing, JCJC Student Affairs, Magnolia State Bank, Maverick Indoor Cycling, McDonald’s, Mississippi Power Company, Mississippi Prison Industries, Needlework’s, Inc., Ward’s Pharmacy, Western Auto.

Goody Bag Contributors

Ainsworth Impressions, Inc., Bounds Family Dental Clinic, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Ellis and Walters Dental Clinic, Herrington Services, LLC, McDonald’s, North Jones Animal Hospital, South Ridge Family Clinic, Southern Beverage Company, Inc.

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EMCC Rodeo Teams Place Second In Women’s And Third In Men’s At West Point’s Eagle Ranch
Release Date: 3/30/2015
East Mississippi Community College

WEST POINT – East Mississippi Community College’s rodeo team claimed runner-up honors on the women’s side and placed a season-best third in men’s competition this past weekend in NIRA Ozark Region action. The three-day, EMCC-hosted rodeo concluded Saturday night at West Point’s Eagle Ranch.

The EMCC women’s squad tallied 245 total points to finish behind top-ranked region foe and nationally 15th-ranked Missouri Valley College, which totaled 405 points. Arkansas-Monticello placed third on the women’s side with 230 points followed by Southern Arkansas (190) and Tennessee-Martin (180) at fourth and fifth, respectively.

In men’s competition, East Mississippi scored 255 total points en route to finishing behind a pair of teams currently ranked among the Top 10 within the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association standings. Defending national champion and current eighth-ranked Tennessee-Martin claimed the men’s team title with 975 points ahead of top-ranked region foe and nationally fourth-ranked Missouri Valley College (705). Arkansas-Monticello (210 points) and Cossatot Community College (180) followed in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Individually for EMCC’s cowgirls, sophomore transfer Kelsey Kennemer was responsible for all of the team’s 245 points with second-place finishes in the breakaway roping and team roping events to claim her third women’s all-around individual title of the current campaign. The Troy University transfer partnered with former EMCC cowboy and current Arkansas-Monticello participant Martin Walker to collect 150 points apiece with a runner-up showing in team roping. While having also earned EMCC’s other 95 points on the women’s side with her second-place finish in breakaway roping this past weekend, Kennemer presently leads the NIRA Ozark Region women’s all-around individual standings with 830 total points for the season.

For the men individually in West Point, local product Palmer White, an Oak Hill Academy product, won the steer wrestling competition to earn 120 points. The Lions’ other 135 points came in the bull riding event where Newton Academy product Justin Reeves finished fourth in collecting 115 points and former Winston Academy standout Dale Chancellor added 20 points.

Competing individually for EMCC this past weekend, Kosciusko’s Winston Cheek captured the bull riding title, while Katelyn Nicholson placed in the goat tying event.

Coach Morgan Goodrich’s East Mississippi rodeo squad will next compete at the University of Tennessee at Martin event, April 9-11, in Martin, Tenn.


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Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 1-5
Release Date: 3/24/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The highly-successful men's and women's soccer programs at Hinds Community College will be hosting their annual youth soccer camps once again. The week-long camp runs June 1-5 for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp will start each morning at 8 a.m. on the Hinds Raymond Campus and will end each afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Instructors for the camp are Doug Williams, head men's soccer coach at Hinds, and Marcille McLendon, head women's soccer coach at Hinds. The pair will be assisted by current Hinds assistant coaches Brandon Mitchell (men's) and Amanda Smith (women's), along with former Eagles and Lady Eagles soccer players.

A major emphasis of the camp will be placed on technique training, tactics and most importantly, fun. The morning sessions will consist of technique training and a skills challenge. Indoor tactical training, swimming in the Hinds natatorium and outdoor games will dominate the afternoon sessions.

The cost of the camp is $150 for those who pre-register before May 15 and $175 for anyone paying after that date. Checks need to be made payable to HCC Soccer Camp.

To download an application, go to either the men’s or women’s soccer page on the Hinds athletic website, www.hindsccsports.com.

For more information, call Doug Williams at 601.857.3342 (drwilliams@hindscc.edu) or Marcille McLendon at 601.857.3331 (marion.mclendon@hindscc.edu).


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Hinds CC Soccer Camp Set For June 1-5
Release Date: 3/24/2015
Hinds Community College

RAYMOND – The highly-successful men's and women's soccer programs at Hinds Community College will be hosting their annual youth soccer camps once again. The week-long camp runs June 1-5 for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp will start each morning at 8 a.m. on the Hinds Raymond Campus and will end each afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

Instructors for the camp are Doug Williams, head men's soccer coach at Hinds, and Marcille McLendon, head women's soccer coach at Hinds. The pair will be assisted by current Hinds assistant coaches Brandon Mitchell (men's) and Amanda Smith (women's), along with former Eagles and Lady Eagles soccer players.

A major emphasis of the camp will be placed on technique training, tactics and most importantly, fun. The morning sessions will consist of technique training and a skills challenge. Indoor tactical training, swimming in the Hinds natatorium and outdoor games will dominate the afternoon sessions.

The cost of the camp is $150 for those who pre-register before May 15 and $175 for anyone paying after that date. Checks need to be made payable to HCC Soccer Camp.

To download an application, go to either the men’s or women’s soccer page on the Hinds athletic website, www.hindsccsports.com.

For more information, call Doug Williams at 601.857.3342 (drwilliams@hindscc.edu) or Marcille McLendon at 601.857.3331 (marion.mclendon@hindscc.edu).


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No. 12 Lady Bulldogs Get Split At EMCC
Release Date: 4/1/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Brittany Cooley's two-run double sparked a Mississippi Gulf Coast sixth-inning Game 2 rally that earned the Lady Bulldogs a split Wednesday at East Mississippi.

No. 12 Gulf Coast (29-9, 14-6) won 5-3 after dropping the opener 9-1 in six innings. The Lady Bulldogs remain in a tie with the No. 16 Lady Warriors (28-8, 14-6) for second in the division.

After Deborah Elmore was intentionally walked, Britney Butler drove in a run with a groundout and Alyssa Hardy singled to close out the four-run outburst.

Paige Breal (9-4) earned the victory, allowing four hits while striking out three. Cooley had three hits and three RBI.

In the opener, Mahalia Gibson had two home runs and Katlyn Duke had another for East Central.

Elmore, Hardy and Kamryn Theriot had doubles for Gulf Coast, but they were the only three hits of the game.

Kristen Gardner (3-1) took the loss, allowing seven runs on eight hits in four innings.


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MGCCC Sweeps East Central
Release Date: 4/1/2015
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Mississippi Gulf Coast swept East Central in tennis action Monday. The No. 16 Bulldogs won 7-2, and the No. 23 Lady Bulldogs won 6-3.

Brandon Lane, Sam Blackburn, Travous Wilson and Bobby Vo won their singles and doubles matches for the men. Lexi Johnson and Angel Seals won singles and doubles matches for the women.

The teams play at Faulkner State on Wednesday, and return to MACJC action April 9 when Meridian visits the tennis complex in Perkinston.

RESULTS

Men’s Team: Gulf Coast 7, East Central 2

Individual Doubles

No. 1: Brandon Lane-Sam Blackburn (MGCCC) def. Juan Miranda-Robert Strong 8-0 No. 2: Travois Wilson-Brian Allen (MGCCC) def. Javon Yarbrough-Devin Skinner 8-4 No. 3: Cole Duty-Alex Chapman (ECCC) def. Chris Diep-Bobby Vo 8-6 Singles No. 1: Miranda (ECCC) def. Barlow 6-0, 6-1 No. 2: Lane (MGCCC) def. Yarbrough 6-0, 6-0 No. 3: Blackburn (MGCCC) def. Duty 6-0, 6-2 No. 4: Wilson (MGCCC) def. Strong 6-3, 6-0 No. 5: Vo (MGCCC) def. Skinner 6-3, 6-3 No. 6: D’Angelo Vaxter (MGCCC) def. Chapman 6-3, 6-1 Women’s

Team: Gulf Coast 6, East Central 3

Individual

Doubles

No. 1: Tori Rose-Katie Robinson (MGCCC) def. Shannon St. Clair-Kaley Bufkin 9-7 No. 2: Hannah Wegner-Karah Younger (MGCCC) def. Hanna Peoples-Mackie Smith 8-6 No. 3: Angel Seals-Lexi Johnson (MGCCC) def. Brooke Payne-Kristine Jenkins 8-3 Singles No. 1: St. Clair (ECCC) def. St. Clair 6-2, 6-0 No. 2: Peoples (ECCC) def. Rose 6-3, 6-1 No. 3: Bufkin (ECCC) def. Robinson 7-5, 7-5 No. 4: Johnson (MGCCC) def. Smith 6-4, 6-2 No. 5: Watson (MGCCC) def. Payne 6-4, 6-1 No. 6: Seals (MGCCC) def. Jenkins 6-3, 6-2


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CCC Track Continues Success At Rhodes College
Release Date: 3/23/2015
Coahoma Community College

MEMPHIS— The CCC Track and Field team returned to work Saturday in Memphis, competing along with 33 other teams at the Rhodes College Invitational. Da'Mecio Ewing and Shu'Cori Hurst each shone in the sprints, and the CCC squad racked up 6 heat wins and 11 top-25 finishes on the day.

Ewing and Hurst, along with Dimitri Davis and Darius Coleman, helped get things started on the right foot by placing in the top 10 in the day's first event, the 4x100m relay. The squad won its heat and took 9th overall by finishing with a time of 43.42 seconds. It was the first relay event the CCC team has entered this season.

Jasmine Leonard and Ashley Smith ran on the women's side of the 400 for CCC. Leonard finished 25th overall with a time of 1:03.75. Anfernee Morgan ran the 400 for the men and captured the 1st of 3 top-12 individual finishes for the team on the day, clocking in at 50.38 to win heat #5.

Hurst, Ewing, and Malek Butler all were victorious in their 100m sprint heats. Hurst was the highest finisher, placing 12th overall 11.336. He was kept out of the top 10 by just .006 seconds. Ewing punched the ticket at 11.41, good enough for 13th place, and Butler came in 17th at 11.52. Darius Coleman and Dimitri Davis also participated in the event for CCC. Coleman ran an 11.54, combining with Hurst to ensure a top-2 CCC finish in heat #7.

JaQueese Wilson ran to 100m sprint for the women, finishing in 14.23 seconds.

Leonard and Smith both ran the 200m sprint. Leonard finished 3rd in her heat and 27th overall at 27.58.

Ewing took his heat and placed 12th overall in the 200m at 22.61. Hurst narrowly missed winning his heat in the event, clocking in at 23.04, just 4/100ths of a second behind group winner Chucky Haden of Millsaps. Hurst's finish put him 23rd overall.

Qasim Banks took on the 400m hurdle, coming in 2nd in his heat and placing 12th overall with a time of 59.34.

The team finished the day by running the 1600m relay. Ewing, Morgan, Deion Warren, and Octavis Taylor completed the grueling event in 3:37.16. The Track and Field team travels to Tuscaloosa to run at the University of Alabama this Saturday.

Full results from the meet in Memphis are available courtesy of Rhodes College at: http://www.rhodeslynx.com/documents/2015/3/21//rhodesinv2015_fullrez.pdf?id=3108

Photos from the event are available at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.540077842800102.1073742107.125672030907354&type=1



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