West Harrison Girls Track and Field crowned 5A co-champions with Oxford

On Friday, the West Harrison Girls Track and Field team made history at the state championship in Pearl. That’s nothing new as the Lady Hurricanes have already been raising the bar all season long.
For the first time in school history, the Lady Canes are now state champions, earning a co-championship with Oxford. Head Coach Carlton Cotten says the two schools were tied at 93 heading into the final event which the Lady Canes took home the gold in. That completes a 2017 campaign that saw the West Harrison girls go undefeated in every single completed meet they took part in.
Coach Cotten tries to sum up the championship emotion. “It means everything, as far as the work they’ve put in. And as far as just going against a group like Oxford for the final countdown, it was real, real special. So, just taking that whole journey and committing to that whole process was spectacular for us.”
Allanah Turner said, “The way we train, our coaches, our support system, just everything we put into this season, blood, sweat, tears, I know I put in tears. It’s a major goal, a major accomplishment. We made it happen. Made it happen.”
West Harrison is the only team from the Coast to win it all, but that’s not to discount what Biloxi was able to accomplish as the boys took fourth place in the 6A sector. That’s the best finish for Big Red since the early 70s when the Indians took home the state title in back-to-back seasons.

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