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SHS tracksters fare well in Paducah meet

Monday, April 12, 2004

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Sikestno's Rachael Vining captured first place in the triple jump.
PADUCAH, Ky. -- The Sikeston boys and girls track and field team both had strong showings at the Paducah Invitational on Saturday.

The Sikeston boys team took third place with 88 points while the girls took second place with 106 points.

Paducah Tilghman won both the boys and girls divisions. The boys scored 137 points followed by North Hardin with 107 points.

Tilghman's girls tallied 200 points to win the meet going away.

The Bulldog boys team had some strong performances, but competed without top distance runner Clay Lincoln due to illness and had some disqualifications that hurt the team point standings.

But Sikeston coach Jerry Dement was pleased with the day overall.

"We had some problems without having our full team, but we performed decently," said Dement. "We're still not as strong as we want to be or need to be. We are getting better in some areas which I'm pleased with. The competition was good over there. It's a nice facility and it was a good day. It didn't rain until we walked off the track."

The girls team took second place for the second time in as many meets, which is something Dement sees as a big plus.

"That's two meets in a row they've gotten second and I'm pleased with them," said Dement.

"They've taken two big trophies in their last two meets. Our girls team is making some strides. If they continue to work hard and keep the good attitude they're going to keep getting better."

On the boys side, Sikeston had two first place finishers. Junior Tyler Woodson took first in the 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 15.04.

Also, junior Felante Larry took first in the long jump with a leap of 22'4".

Dement also pointed out a strong day from senior Quinton Lamb, who ran on two relays and placed in the open 200 meter dash (3rd - 22.79) and 400 meter dash (5th - 52.35).

"Quinton Lamb is probably our most improved athlete," said Dement. "He's getting better all the time. Felante continues to have an excellent season in the long jump. He's putting some nice early season marks out there and he's sprinting pretty well."

On the girls side, Rachael Vining took first in the triple jump with a leap of 32'3". Paige Kaiser followed closely in second place at 31'2". Kaiser also took first in the pole vault at 8'6".

The girls 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 meter relays both placed second.

"Our relays are continuing to improve as well," said Dement. "We had four sophomores on the 4 x 400 that really ran well. I'm really pleased with them. We're showing slow but steady improvement."

Sikeston will host Jackson in a dual meet on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

"Our guys are starting to step it up a notch," said Dement. "We're still putting pieces together. I think by the end of the season if we keep improving then we can be pretty dangerous."

PREP TRACK RESULTS

Paducah Invitational

Boys Final Standings

1. Paducah135
2.North Hardin107
3.Sikeston88
4.Hopkinsville85
5.Centralia, Ill.72
6.Massac County30
6.Owensboro-Apollo30
8.Russell12
9.Henderson Co.8
10.Crittenden Co.6.5
11.Louisville Catholic6

Girls Final Standings

1.Paducah200
2.Sikeston106
3.North Hardin85
4.Centralia, Ill.70
5.Hopkinsville54
6.Massac Co.46
7.Henderson Co.30
8.Russell12
9.Crittenden Co.10
10.Louisville Catholic4

Sikeston placers only

Girls 100 meter hurdles

5.Vining17.79

Boys 110 meter hurdles

1.Woodson15.04
5.Turner16.24

Girls 100 meter dash

5.Flye13.07

Boys 100 meter dash

4.Larry11.07

Girls 4 x 200 meter relay

2.Black, Johnson, Turner, Flye 1:52.6

Boys 4 x 200 meter relay

4.Williams, Elery, Lamb, Larry1:31.5

Girls 1600 meter run

3.Jackson6:03

Girls 4 x 100 meter relay

3.Vining, Hunt, Turner, Flye53.8

Boys 4 x 100 meter relay

4.Williams, Elery, Patterson, Larry44.1

Girls 400 meter dash

4.Johnson63.3
6.Black64.7

Boys 400 meter dash

5.Lamb52.35

Boys 300 meter hurdles

3.Woodson42.1
8.Turner44.3

Girls 800 meter run

2.Jackson2:32

Boys 800 meter run

4.Ahlfield2:08

Girls 200 meter dash

5.Flye27.40

Boys 200 meter dash

3.Lamb22.79
4.Elery22.81

Girls 4 x 400 meter relay

2.Jackson, Black, Johnson, Turner4:24

Boys 4 x 400 meter relay

6.Lamb, Elery, Williams, Ahlfield3:36.9

Boys Shot put

2.Croxford46'4"
5.Johnson42'5"

Girls Discus

7.Wallace71'8"

Boys Discus

3.Johnson135'1"
6.Old129'2"

Girls Long jump

5.Vining14'5"

Boys Long jump

1.Larry22'4"
6.Patterson20'1"

Girls Triple jump

1.Vining32'3"
2.P. Kaiser31'2"

Girls High jump

3.P. Kaiser4'6"
5.Q. Kaiser4'4"

Girls Pole vault

1.P. Kaiser