by Hunter Dawkins
Even though the risky April weather pushed the track event to Friday, the Pass Christian Pirates swept the field of ten in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Regionals 4-4A at McDonald Stadium. The Pass Boys won six events and qualified in fifteen others, which earned a point total of 134 edging St. Stanislaus. As they have been all year, the Lady Pirates dominated the field with 200 team points along with eight victories and qualified for the MHSAA 4A South State Championship in 16 races.
Pass Christian Juniors Andrew Moffett and Kamdyn Skinner along with Sophomore Madelyn Greene each won multiple events. Moffett earned the victory in the 300 hurdles with a time of 43.78 and beat fellow teammate Damonta May in the Triple Jump by posting a 43′ 8.5″ jump.
The Lady Pirates were led by 2017 & 2018 MHSAA 4A State Champion Kamdyn Skinner in the high jump by recording a leap of 5′ 4″ to beat the competition and picked up another victory in the 300 hurdles with a time of 50.74. Greene crossed the finish line first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:05.15 and beat 2018 State Champion teammate Skinner in the triple jump, notching a 34′ 9″ leap.
Several other Pirates won events, such as Huu Nguyen in the 200-meter dash, Xavian Page in the 110 hurdles, Montrell McGowan in the high jump, and Gordon Ward in the discus. Pass Christian qualified for South State in close to every event and picked up team points in eight other categories.
Pass Christian Girls won two relays (4×400 & 4×800), finished second in the 4×100 relay, earned victories from Kealey Skinner in the 800-meter dash plus Mina Tran in the pole vault, and qualified 24 spots in the different event categories.
St. Stanislaus finished a close second by winning the 4×200 relay, 4×400 relay, and the pole vault from William Weber. Our Lady Academy finished runner-up in the Regionals 4-2A from McDonald Stadium earlier. St. Patrick Catholic of Biloxi won the Girls 4-2A Region with 185 points.
The MHSAA 4A South State Championship will be hosted by Northwest Rankin High School in Flowood at 11am Saturday, April 27.