Desoto County Sports

Cross country teams run in Saltillo, Huntsville, Ala.

Photo: Hernando cross country runners are shown after their efforts at the Saltillo Invitational meet Saturday in Saltillo. (Duane Case/Twitter)

DeSoto Central had the best team finish among DeSoto County schools and Graham Weiss of Hernando led county runners with a second-place finish of cross country runners in the Saltillo Invitational 4A/5A/6A meet Saturday.

DeSoto Central took fifth overall with 198 points, behind meet winner Oak Grove with 49. Saltillo was second, followed in order by Corinth, Madison Central, and DeSoto Central in the top five.  Hernando took eighth place with 209 points. Center Hill also competed and was 20th overall.  

Weiss led Hernando runners with his second-place finish in a time of 16:09.00. Kaleb Tackett led DeSoto Central with a seventh-place finish and a time of 16:22.80, which was a new school record.

Corey Nguyen was the best Center Hill runner in a time of 20:27.40.  

Hernando girls won their Saltillo cross country run Saturday with 32 points to second-place Corinth with 98. Saltillo was third, followed by Tupelo and Jackson Prep. 

Hernando took five of the first 12 places among individual runners, led by Jessica Cartwright, who took second place behind individual winner Brookelyn Morgan of Tupelo.

Cartwright ran the five-kilometer race in a time of 19:17.90. She was followed by Riley Jackson, who was fourth (19:59.90), and Kaitlyn Burge in fifth (20:01.10). 

Center Hill girls also rain in the meet, taking 16th overall. They were led by Sydney Hyatt (23:50.00). DeSoto Central had four runners take part and they were led by Layla McGuire, who ran the race in 22:04.50. 

LEWISBURG RUNNERS RUN IN HUNTSVILLE: Lewisburg cross country runners competed in the Southern Showcase event at Huntsville, Ala. Saturday.  

For the boys, Jackson Dickerson paced the Lewisburg boys with a 27th place finish with a clocking of 18:12.81. 

Among the girls, Rylee Blanchard led the Lady Patriots with a seventh-place finish from freshman Rylee Blanchard in a time of 21:44.16. Sophomore Kaydi Blanchard was close behind, taking ninth overall in a time of 21:48.96. A total of 433 girls ran the five-kilometer course.  

OXFORD SWIM MEET A SELL OUT: Oxford officials said Saturday’s invitational swim meet was a sell-out event, said to be a first in Mississippi high school history. A total of 275 swimmers competed among boys’ and girls’ divisions and Lewisburg, DeSoto Central, and Olive Branch were among the teams that took part. Here are the final team totals for the day:

Credit: @oxfordswim on Twitter

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