Tate wins state title in 300m hurdles
By TAYLOR HAWKINS
Last weekend Yazoo County junior Orlando Tate captured the MHSAA 4A track state championship in the 300m hurdles.
Though the victory was monumental, it did not come as a surprise to Tate.
“I could have won it last year,” Tate said. “I came in third at state. I wasn’t prepared or concentrating like I was this year.”
Getting so close to a state title helped push Tate to take his training much more seriously.
“I started practicing for this season back last June,” Tate said. “I was going to play football, but I’ve got my mind set on track.”
Tate’s time of 40.16 was his best time for the year. He won by almost a full second as Noxubee County’s Charles Hughes recorded a time of 40.98.
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