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Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014

SHS boys win triangular

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

(Photo)
Sikeston's Sam Klimmek races to a first place finish in Tuesday's 1600 meter run with a time of 4:53.60
(photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston boys track and field team won a triangular on Tuesday against Notre Dame and Charleston at SPS Stadium.

The Bulldogs finished with 114 points. Notre Dame took second place with 60 points, followed by Charleston's nine points.

"I thought it was a decent day for us," said Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement. "We had some good competition. I was pleased with the relays, I think they're coming around pretty good. We're pretty consistent in the field events. I was fairly pleased with the boys side."

The Sikeston girls took second in the triangular with 73 points. Notre Dame won with 82 points. Charleston took third place with 32 points.

"On the girls side, we're a ways from where we want to be but we'll get there eventually," said Dement.

Sikeston also had its freshman boys team compete in the triangular but team points weren't kept.

The Bulldog freshmen had several athletes take first place.

"I thought they had a very nice day," said Dement of the freshmen. "That's a good bunch and they had a chance to run against some older guys and they held their own. They're a competitive bunch and running against competition like this will make them better in the long run."

Sikeston swept all four of the relay events.

The most exciting race of the day was the 4 x 200 meter relay. Sikeston's varsity team, comprised of 3/4 of last year's all-state unit, nosed out the freshman relay team by a lean to take first place.

The freshman team won the 4 x 400 meter relay easily, defeating both Notre Dame and Charleston by more than five seconds.

The freshman 4 x 100 meter relay team took third on a lean to Notre Dame.

Freshman Tyler Woodson took first place in both the 110 meter high hurdles (16.00) and the 300 meter intermediate hurdles (44.05).

Freshman Max Hanson won the pole vault at 12'6".

On the girls side, sophomore Rachael Vining took first in the 100 meter hurdles (18.72), 300 meter hurdles (54.33), long jump (15'9") and triple jump (31'7").

Sikeston will compete in the Cape Relays on Saturday.