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Sikeston track wins triangular

Friday, April 12, 2002

Michael Colon takes second place with a leap of 42-feet, 1 3/4-inches
(photo by David Jenkins)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston boys track and field team won a triangular at Cape Central on Thursday, defeating the host Tigers and Egyptian, Ill.

Sikeston's girls took second behind Cape Central.

The boys team took first place in 16 of the 18 events to finish with 120 points.

Cape Central finished second with 70 points followed by Egyptian with four points.

"The weather was nice and we had three good days of training this week and it paid off with some of our better performances of the year," said Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement.

The Bulldogs had several season and personal best records fall. Most notably was Andrew Lambert's performance in the high jump when he tied the second best jump in school history with a leap of 6'8". He also took first in the triple jump (42'10") and the long jump (21'1 3/4").

The 4 x 200 meter relay team of Tori Rose, Michael Colon, DeVante Larry and Keena Hatcher had a season best time of 1:32.7. And the 4 x 100 meter relay team of Chase Johnson, Colon, Rose and Hatcher had a season best time of 44.29.

"The bright sides on the boys were obviously Andrew on the three jumps," said Dement. "His high jump was very good. I thought our relay teams ran much better today and our sprint times were much better. I was pleased with Tori Rose, his 22.7 in the 200 meter dash is a good time right now."

Ryan Gibson also came close to a personal record in the pole vault with a 13'6" vault.

On the girls side, Cape Central finished with 123 points followed by Sikeston with 57 and Egyptian with zero.

Sophomore Rachael Vining took first in the 100 meter hurdles (18.1), 300 meter hurdles (54.1) and the long jump (15'5 1/2").

"I thought Rachael had a pretty decent day," said Dement. "She jumped well and hurdled decently. We've got to get her hurdle times down more. Cape beat us, but we were pretty close to them in two of the four relays. So we're getting stronger in that department. Our field events continue to be pretty decent for us. We're showing some improvement there."

Sikeston's track and field team will host Notre Dame and Charleston on Tuesday in a triangular at 4 p.m.