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Heritage's Christopher wins shot put


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CLINTON -- Heritage Academy''s Richard Christopher and Starkville Academy''s Joseph Macgown and Will Goodwin won individual titles Saturday at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State Championship at Mississippi College. 


Christopher won the AAA shot put with a mark of 46 feet, 7 1/2 inches. 


Macgown won the AAA 3,200 meters with a time of 10 minutes, 58.49 seconds, while Goodwin won the AAA triple jump with a mark of 42-11 1/2. 


Macgown also was third in the 1,600 (4:58.78), while Goodwin also placed eighth in the AAA high jump (5-6). 


Christopher''s finish paced the Patriots to a fourth-place finish (61 points), while the Volunteers were ninth (36.5). The Heritage Academy girls were eighth (26), while the Lady Volunteers were 11th (eight). 


Other AAA boys finishers were: Heritage Academy''s Parker Dunaway (second, triple jump, 42-7 1/2), the 4x200 team (second, 1:34.83), the 4x800 relay team (seventh, 10:12.51), the 4x100 relay team (fourth, 47.07), Zach Taylor (second, 100, 11.15; second, 400, 52.21; and fourth, 200, 23.52), Magee Ledbetter (sixth, 3,200, 11:33.91), and the 4x400 relay team (fifth, 3:46.79) and Starkville Academy''s Jordan Dennis (third, shot put, 44-5), and Devin Hughes (fifth, 110 hurdles, 17.04).  


Other AAA girls finishers were: Heritage Academy''s Madison Ford (fourth, shot put, 32-4; third, discus, 100-5), Sallie Gardner (eighth, 3,200, 15:22.94), Shiloh Ellis (seventh, 100, 13.53), Mary Douglas Kerby (fourth, 400, 1:04.18), Mary Claire Akins (seventh, 400, 1:05.36), and the 4x400 relay team (fourth, 4:26.67), and Starkville Academy''s Anna Prestidge (fifth, long jump, 15-8), and Tiffany Huddleston (fifth, 400, 1:04.43). 


In Class A, Hebron Christian''s Carlton Clay was sixth in the 300 hurdles (42.96). 


In Class AA, Oak Hill Academy''s Paige Dawkins was fifth in the shot put (30-2 3/4), Katelyn White was sixth in the high jump (4-8), Lexi Hardin was sixth in the 300 hurdles (53.96), and Anna ready was fifth in the 800 (2:41.08). The Lady Raiders were 13th with 14 points.



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