Hagenson wins state title

Published 4:06 am Sunday, May 10, 2009

Poplarville long distance runner Stacey Hagenson was the only local athete to bring home the gold Friday during the Class 4A state track and field championship.

But Picayune’s Micah Bergeron was about as close as you could get without actually doing so.

Hagenson continued her season long dominance in the 3,200 meter run, winning the state championship posting a time of 11:56.72 and winning the race by seven seconds.

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In addition to her gold medal, Hagenson also took home a sliver medal by finishing second in the 1,600 meter run barely coming in second by two seconds with a time of 5:28.33.

She also finished eighth in the 800 meter run.

Bergeron, meanwhile, atained the same height in the pole vault as the winning height at 13-6, but was awarded second place because of more misses at that height than Pearl’s Brad Watson.

Along with Hagenson, Picayune’s Hannah Nunez and Poplarville’s Bretta Hart also competed in three different individual events.

Nunez was actually in four total events, the most for any local athlete, as she finished second in the high jump (5-4), third in the 200 meter dash (26.17) and eighth in the 100 meter dash.

Also, Nunez ran a leg on the 4X100 meter relay team alsong with Desherra Jackson, Kametria Jackson and “T” Meyers tht finished in fourth place.

Hart, meanwhile, finished seventh in the high jump and the triple jump and eighth in the long jump.

Also, Picayune’s Danielle Camp finished third in the 800 meter run with a time o 2:26.48.

Poplarville’s Raven henry finished eighth in the 300 meter hurdles.

Poplarville’s Tkeyia Hart finished eighth in the pole vault.

Poplarville’s Jessica Harry finished sixth in the shot put.

Poplarville’s Raven Purnell finished sixth in the discus.

In other boy’s events, Picayune’s Justin Quinn finished foruth in the 100 meter dash.

Picayune’s Iry Robertson finished eighth in the 200 meter dash.

Picayune’s Jonathan Moore finished third in the 300 meter hrudles (40.79).

Picayune’s Reggie Bailey finished sixth in the triple jump.

Poplarville’s Leterrio Henry finished sixth in the shot put.

In the boy’s team standings, Picayune finished ninth with 24 points while Poplarville was 29th with three points. Oxford High won the bys title with 78 points.

In the girls team standings, Poplarville finished seventh with 33 points while Picayune was eighth with 26 points. McComb ran away with the girls title with 90 points.