HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Keirston Paige is headed to the Division I level of college athletics, but he doesn’t have to journey too far from home.
The Hattiesburg High senior signed a track and field scholarship with Southern Miss on Friday afternoon.
Paige is a three-time state champion with the Tigers, taking gold in the 110-meter hurdles, 300m hurdles and 4x200 relay.
“To be honest, I’m happy that I’m home,” Paige said. “The plan wasn’t to be at home, but based on the interest of coaches it was better for me to be at home around family. And then me being from the South, it would mean a lot for me to go to Southern Miss and for them to have an athlete who came from Hattiesburg.”