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ACCS athlete breaks records at state track meet

By TIM GUERCIO

THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

JACKSON — Adams County Christian School’s Diandrenique Gaines broke two overall MAIS state track records Saturday in the MAIS Class AAA meet at Jackson Prep.

The first record was broken in the 100-meter dash. Gaines time was 11.60 seconds, breaking the old mark of 12.00 seconds, set in 1984.

The second record was in the 200-meter where Gaines ran a time of 24.12 besting the old time of  25.18.

Both of those times are records for all classifications of MAIS, not just class AAA, officials said.

Gaines wasn’t finished, later in the day she won her third state title in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.38 seconds.

Gaines personal coach Matthew Freeman said Gaines came to ACCS this year from Hattiesburg.

“Diandrenique set a goal for herself back in July to win the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes in the state championship,” Freeman said. “She trained harder than anyone that I have ever witnessed.”

In other competition for ACCS, The relay team of Jacorian Sewell, Kemari Clark, Johan Thompson and Jakarius Caston won the 4×100 meter, and placed third in the 4×200 meter.

Wes Stockstill took third place in the high jump. Thompson took second place in the triple jump, Cooper Williams took fourth place in the shot put and fifth place in the discus throw. C.J. Green finished fifth overall in the shot put to round out ACCS’s top finishers.