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Sikeston track wins triangular

Friday, March 26, 2004

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Sikeston's Clay Lincoln (far left) took first place in the 800- and 1600-meter runs.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston track and field team swept a boys and girls triangular meet with Malden and New Madrid County Central on Thursday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.

The meet was the season-opener for Sikeston and head coach Jerry Dement came away impressed with some of his team's performances.

"I'm real pleased, especially with those nice opening performances," said Dement. "We're just ready to compete. We're not in any shape right now but that's to be expected. The boys had some nice pleasant surprises and the girls did some nice things too. We've got a lot of room for improvement and our kids are willing to do that."

Sikeston's boys scored 88 points. Malden finished with 63 points and NMCC had 24 points. On the girls side, Sikeston won with 73 points.

NMCC followed up with 47 points and Malden with 20 points.

Junior Felante Larry came out of the gates with a soaring leap in the long jump of 23-feet to take first place. He also placed first in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.36.

Another standout performance came from junior Tyler Woodson, who ran a 42.0 in the 300 meter hurdles, the first time he had ever run the event.

Woodson, an all-stater in the 110 meter hurdles, took first in the event at 15.0. He also placed third in the triple jump at 36'6" in his ever appearance in the event.

Sikeston's relay teams had mixed success. Dement was pleased with his 4 x 800 team of Clay Lincoln, Trevor Ahlfield, Jake Owens and Quinton Lamb, who took first with a time of 8:53.

The Bulldogs' 4 x 400 team of Lamb, Thomas Elery, Lincoln and Brandon Williams also took first with a time of 3:49.

But Sikeston's traditionally strong 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relay teams didn't perform as well.

The 4 x 200 team of Williams Apollo Patterson Elery and Larry had trouble with exchanges, taking second with a time of 1:35.

And the 4 x 100 team of Williams, Patterson, Elery and Lamb finished second at 46.0.

Lincoln, a returning all-stater in the 1600 meter run, took first with a time of 4:51. He also took first in the 800 meters at 2:08.

Elery placed first in the 200 meter dash at 23.4. Larry followed up at 23.5. Kirk Butler took first place in the pole vault at 11'6".

Others that placed for Sikeston were Lamb (400 meters: 2nd - 56.0), Ahlfield (800 meters: 2nd - 2:13), Roberts (3200 meters: 2nd - 12:37), Steve Henson (3200 meters: 3rd - 13:35), Stephon Turner (110 hurdles: 2nd - 16.6), Patterson (long jump: 3rd - 19'10"), Robbie Howard (long jump: 4th - 17'10"), Josh Bloyd (high jump: 3rd - 5'4"), Trey Stone (pole vault: 3rd - 10'6"), Andy Croxford (shot put: 2nd - 42'9"), Joe Johnson (shot put: 4th - 41'9" and discus: 2nd - 128'8"), Taylor Old (discus: 3rd - 122'11").

On the girls side, Sikeston had several solid performances.

In the 100 meter dash, Latavia Flye took first at 13.0 and Berneatress Hunt followed up in third place at 13.2. Hunt also took second in the long jump at 15'3 1/2".

In the 400 meter dash, Deneka Black took first at 1:08 followed by Ashley Johnson in third at 1:09.

In the 1600 meter run, Tracy Jackson took second at 6:26 followed by Lauren Teachout in third at 7:17.

Jackson took first in the 800 meter run at 2:41 followed by Teachout in third at 3:13.

In the 200 meter dash, Whitney Turner took third at 30.3 followed by Jacqueline Nance in fourth at 32.3.

Senior Rachael Vining placed first in the 100 meter hurdles at 19.5, second in the triple jump at 30'5 1/2 and third in the long jump at 14'10".

Senior Paige Kaiser took first in the pole vault at 8'6" and she took second in the high jump at 4'6".

Younger sister Quinn Kaiser took fourth in the high jump at 4'4" and third in the triple jump at 28'7 1/2".

In the discus, Whitney Wallace took first with a toss of 69'9 1/2". Allison Miller took second at 66'1".

In the relays, Sikeston took first in the 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 meters. The 4 x 200 team of Black, Johnson, Jelisa Robinson and Flye finished with a time of 1:57.3.

The 4 x 400 team of Black, Jackson, Johnson and Flye finished with a time of 4:41.

The 4 x 100 team of Hunt, Robinson, Flye and Vining took second with a time of 55.3.

Sikeston will host Cape Central in a dual meet on Tuesday.