Hankins, Robertson lead AC girls to track team win

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 27, 2003

NATCHEZ &045; The Lady Rebels were not about to let anyone walk onto their campus and take the top spot at the Adams County Christian School Invitational Track Meet away from them.

Winning all but two field events, AC held of its main threat Huntington 178-136, as the two teams were well out in front of third place Porter’s Chapel’s 78 points.

Nikki Hankins and Kim Robertson led the Lady Rebel charge with each winning at least two individual events and each acting as legs on either the first-place 800-meter relay team or the 1600-meter relay team.

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Hankins captured individual titles in the 100-meter hurdles along with the 200- and 400-meter dashes.

The Lady Hounds were the only wrench in the AC machine as Tiffany Ferguson captured the high jump and Lauren Wagner the shot put.

The AC boys watched Wilkinson County Christain Academy and Trinity Episcopal duke it out in a down-to-the-wire finish.

The two teams combined to win every event except for one, but it was the Rams who prevailed with a 168-137 victory.

Dudley Guice, Chase Brown and Ryan Rachal powered the Saints forward by capturing both the 300-meter and 110-meter high hurdles to go with victories in the 200- and 400-meter dash.

The trio teamed up with Gregory Ketchings to win the 400-meter relay and freshman Nason Stephens in the 800-meter relay.

Cody Chaffin, Brad Pritchard and Jason Reed teamed up with Benton to steal the 3200-meter relay from Trinity.

In other events Chaffin from WCCA won the 3200-meter run as the Rams made a hat trick out of the jumping events.

Pritchard soared to the high jump title, along with triple jump and Travis Allen sailed to the long jump crown.

Similar to the varsity, ACCS girls held off Huntington to capture the junior varsity crown 142-113.

The Lady Rebels swept each relay and Porter’s Chapel’s Brittney Willis turned in the JV meet’s most impressive performance by seizing the 100-, 200- and 1400-meter dashes.

The Hounds came back to win the junior varsity boys 142-121 over WCCA.