Mississippi College - Tribesman Yearbook (Clinton, MS)

 - Class of 1931

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son, and Montague counted one first place each. White came next with a second place in two miles, and a third in the mile. Other men who scored in this meet were Puckett, C. Jones, Flowers, Butler, Murphree, and Hester. The third meet was a dual meet at Alexandria, La., with Louisiana College, which the Choctaws won with a 69 to 43 decision. In this meet the Choctaws took nine out of fourteen first places. Holmes of M. C. took high point honors of the day by winning the quarter mile run and the broad jump for ten points. Captain Montague turned in first in the 100-yard dash, and a second in the 220 for eight points. Abernathy scored eight points — first in discus throw, and second in shot put. Ah showed his ability in this meet. Butler, a Sophomore, captured eight points, including a first in the mile, and a second in the half mile. White turned in first in two miles; Thomas first in the half mile. Jones easily captured high jump honors. Flowers nosed out Montague for first in the 220. Adams, another Sophomore, turned in two second places in high and low hurdles, for a total of six points. Puckett added with second in the 440, and Hester with a second place in the pole vault. 95

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fy ? e3 Puc t££ DASHES Resume of the Season The 1930 Choctaw cindermen had a wonderful track season, meeting some of the strongest competition in the South during the season. A total of four good meets com- pleted the 1930 schedule, which included meets with L. S. U., Baton Rouge, triangle meet at Jackson, Tennessee, be- tween Union University, Southwestern of Memphis, and M. C., Louisiana College at Alexandria, and third dis- trict meet also at Alexandria. The first meet of the season was with the strong Louisiana State University Tigers, S. I. C. track and field champs. This meet was rather one sided, L. S. U. taking the big end at the meet. Jones and White were oustand- ing in this meet. Jones in high jump, and White in two miles. The other members of the team showed some good stuff for such an early season meet. On April 12, at Jackson, Tenn., the Choctaws cam? back with a strong determination to win this meet. They walked off with 6o points in this triangle meet, Union taking 32 2 3 points, and Southwestern, of Memphis, 32 1 3. The Choctaws took eight first places out of a possible fourteen. Holmes was high scorer in this meet with two first places and relay, followed closely by Aber- nathy who took two first places. R. Jones, Thomas, John- 94



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On May 3rd, at Alexandria, La., the team went to the third S. I. A. A. district meet, where competition was strong. The Choctaws took third place in this meet. Johnson turned in an outstanding ten minute two mile with Nappie White, his running mate, coming in third. Youngblood and Butler scored second and third in a nice mile run. Hester captured third in pole vault. Abernathy took third in the shot put. Holmes and Puckett got third and fourth places in 440 which was run in 51 seconds. High jump went to R. Jones of M. C. Bishop scored third in discus. Thomas took third in the half-mile. Holmes, Puckett, Moorehead, and Flowers won the relay in a sensational fashion. The most outstanding event of the year was when L. Johnson ran the best two miles of any runner of the south at S. I. A. A. track meet at Clinton, South Carolina. He was the only representative M. C. had. He only lacked two-tenths of a second of equalling the old record of 9 minutes and 49.8 seconds. By graduation, the Choctaw team lost some valuable men in Captain Montague, Flowers, Murphree, and Hester. These men, though most valuable men, will be replaced by men in the under classes next year. Much is expected of the track team for the season of 1931. 96

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