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Sikeston track and field squad hosts Perryville in practice meet

Thursday, March 28, 2002

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Sikeston's Justin Lowes
(photo by David Jenkins)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston's track and field team hosted Perryville in a practice meet on Wednesday.

It was originally scheduled to be a triangular meet along with Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, but the Mules were unable to attend the make-up due to Spring Break.

"We were just glad to get out and run in some sunshine," said Sikeston coach Jerry Dement. "We've been in the gym for the last couple of weeks for the most part and we're not in way, shape or fashion ready to be a good track team yet. We're just not in any kind of shape."

Sikeston was able to take first place in several events. Sam Klimmeck won the 3200 meter run and the 1600 meter run. Tori Rose won the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.50. Tyler Woodson won the 110 high hurdles, Kevin Keller won the shot put, Michael Colen won the triple jump and Andrew Lambert won the long jump.

The 4 x 200 meter relay team also took first.

"I thought Lambert's opening long jump and Colon's opening triple jump was pretty good for this early in the season," said Dement. "I also thought our 4 x 200 relay ran pretty good. Those were the events that I was really pleased with. The rest of it we'll be okay, we've just got to keep improving."

On the girls side, Rachel Vining took first in the triple jump, 100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles. Jean Marie Delwiche won the discus throw, Tyrese Wims won the 100 meter dash and Jaime Medlin won the 3200 meter run.

Sikeston also won the 4 x 800 and 4 x 100 relays.

"Some of our strong-suits came through like our horizontal jumps and some of our distance runners had a good day and a few of our throws," said Dement.

Sikeston's track team will be back in action on Saturday, traveling to the Murphysboro Invitational.

Find results from Wednesday's meet in the scoreboard.