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SHS tracksters sweep Dexter

Thursday, April 4, 2002

Sikeston's Kris Erlenbush clears a hurdle in Wednesday's meet
(photo by David Jenkins)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston boys and girls track and field teams swept a dual meet with Dexter on Wednesday on a cold, windy day at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.

Sikeston's boys took first place in all 18 events en route to a 123-14 victory. The Lady Bulldogs also dominated Dexter, winning 97-34.

"It seems like we can't get very good weather yet, but it'll come in time," said Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement. "I was pleased with the way we competed. We improved a little bit from our first meet of the year. We've still got a long, long way to go on both the boys and girls side, but it's getting a little bit brighter. If the kids continue to work hard and keep progressing then they can get better and better as the season goes on."

There weren't any earth-shattering times for the Bulldogs due mostly to the weather conditions.

Sikeston's boys won all four relay events and the girls won three of the four relays.

On the boys side, Andrew Lambert took first place in three events and Kevin Keller and Justin Lowes each took first place in two events.

On the girls side, Paige Kaiser, Jean Marie Delwiche and Rachael Vining each posted two first place finishes.

Hannah Burleson had the big day for Dexter's girls, posting first place in the 100 meter dash, long jump and a leg on Dexter's first place 4 x 400 meter relay team.

"With the weather conditions there weren't any eye-popping performances," said Dement. "What I was looking for in this kind of weather is just a competitive nature, to see who can handle it. They did a pretty good job of that."

Sikeston's girls will compete in the East Prairie Invitational on Friday while the boys will compete in the Jackson Invitational on Saturday.