The Lady Warriors won the top three places in the field. Sierra Wallace, left, placed first with a time of 20:59 minutes. She was followed by Kyannah Grant in second and Kyarrah Grant in third.
The Lady Warriors won the top three places in the field. Sierra Wallace, left, placed first with a time of 20:59 minutes. She was followed by Kyannah Grant in second and Kyarrah Grant in third.
The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors dominated the field as they captured their third Class 3A state cross-country girls championship in the past five years.

The Mississippi High Schools Activities Association’s state cross-country championships were held Saturday and Monday at the Choctaw Trails course in Clinton. Competitors ran a 5,000 meter course. The Class 3A and Class 5A schools ran Monday.

The Lady Warriors won the top three places in the field. Sierra Wallace placed first with a time of 20:59 minutes. She was followed by Kyannah Grant in second and Kyarrah Grant in third. Elisah Jimmie came in 10th, followed by teammates Lyleonia Johnson, Teegan Clemmons and Taylor York.

“A lot of work has gone into this,” Coach Gwen Grant. “We have trained Monday through Thursday, and then we would run meets on Saturday. We won most of our meets. We took the top 3 places and that helped us win the state title.”

The Choctaw Central girls won state in 2013, 2014 and 2017. They placed second behind St. Patrick in 2015 and 2016.

The Choctaw Central boys placed third overall in the Class 3A run. McCoy Johnson finished second overall. Kash Solomon finished fifth while Danvler Clemons came in 13th and Kameron Jenkins placed 14th. St. Andrews came in first followed by Kossuth

Neshoba Central finished fifth overall in the 5A boys division and the girls finished sixth in the Class 5A girls division. Jasmine Chickaway finished 13th overall and made the all-state team. Trajan Fielder was the top finisher for the Rockets in the Class 5A boys.