Running It Down

The Mississippi High School Activities Association held their annual state track meet last weekend. Several names of interest to Mississippi State fans found their way on to the podium as medal winners. Some future and potential Bulldog football players were among the top track and field athletes in the magnolia state.

Mississippi State signee Jamal Peters of Bassfield won the 2A state title in the 200 meters with a time of 22.80. Bulldog fans should be excited about the possibility of Peters bringing his physical brand of play along with his state championship foot speed to the Bulldog secondary this fall.

Finishing in 5th place behind Peters in the 2A state final was Bulldog target Trummell McGinnis of Pisgah he ran 23.82, which was good enough for 5th.

Bulldog signee Fletcher Adams also earned a 6A state championship gold medal for his efforts with a 59-5.50 blast in the shot put.

Bay Springs star athlete Jonnas Spivey finished sixth in the 2A title field with a 5-10 mark in the high jump.

Some of the state's top junior Bulldog targets were also impressive in last weekend's action.

Mississippi State lean Keshon Heard won a pair of silver medals in the 1A classification. Heard ran 11.08 in the 100 meters and 22.24 in the 200 meters.

Treveon Nelson of Hollandale Simmons ran 11.29 in the 2A 100 meters, which was good enough for fourth best in that field.

Noxubee County defensive end Jeffery Simmons brought home a silver medal with a second place finish in the 4A shot put.

Germantown corner Nigel Knott found a spot on the medal stand in two events. Knott earned a silver medal in the 5A 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.86 and a bronze medla in the triple jumpe with a measurement of 45-07.50.

Knott's good friend and teammate, Taury Dixon, also earned a bronze medal in the 5A 100 meters with a time of 11.14.

Crystal Springs wideout Jeriko Morris finished 8th in the 3A 200 meters with a time of 23.79.

Another name for future Bulldog consideration is Clinton underclassman, Cam Akers, who had a 6th place finish in the 6A long jump event.

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