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Sikeston boys win triangular

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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Sikeston's Stephon Turner strides over a hurdle.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston boys track and field team won a triangular meet at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium, defeating both Jackson and Oran.

Sikeston scored 91 1/2 points while Jackson had 67 points and Oran followed up with 18 1/2 points.

On the girls side, Sikeston came in second behind Jackson's 118 points. The Lady Bulldogs had 52 points while Oran had one point.

On the boys side, Sikeston won three of the four relay events and had individuals post eight first place finishes.

"We ran fine -- it's always good competition with Jackson and we were appreciative of Oran coming up and competing with us," said Sikeston coach Jerry Dement.

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Sikesotn's Felante larry leads off the 4 X 100 meter relay.
Felante Larry had a big day, posting a personal best leap of 45'5" in the triple jump and a 22'6" jump in the long jump.

"Felante is getting more consistent and he's really starting to perform at a high level," said Dement.

"He PR'd in the triple jump and is doing a good job."

He also captured first place in the 200 meter dash, coasting in at 23.29 and ran a leg on the 4 x 100 relay, along with teammates Brandon Williams, Apollo Patterson and Olajuwon Lane.

The winning 4 x 200 team ran at 1:37.27 with three freshmen -- Tommie Strong, Brian Branion, Brandon Washington -- and Williams, a senior.

"I'm real proud of our freshmen --

they're helping us out and doing a good job," said Dement. "They're following the older kids' lead and they're learning and working hard."

The Bulldogs also won the 4 x 400 relay team in 3:53.30 with David Stovall, Brandon Wright, Williams and Washington.

"Our boys relays are getting better all the time," said Dement.

Also on the track, Stephon Turner took first in the 110 meter high hurdles at 16.29 and he took second in the 300 meter hurdles at 45.7.

Strong took first in the 100 meter dash at 11.53. The Bulldogs swept the event, with Branion, B.J. Green and Lane finishing in second, third and fourth respectively.

Stovall took first in the open 400 at 56.03.

In field events, Trey Stone took first in the pole vault at 11'6" and Goodwin took first in the high jump at 5'4".

Others that placed for the Bulldogs were Matt Rushing (2nd - 1600 meter run, 5:25.92), Wright (2nd - 800 meter run, 2:24.72), Cody (2nd - long jump, 19'11"), Lane (3rd - long jump, 19'3"), Joe Johnson (3rd - discus, 123'4" and 4th - shot put, 40'8"), Green (2nd - 200 meter dash, 25.55), Dominique McCray (3rd - 200 m., 25.78) and Williams (2nd - triple jump, 38'2").

For Oran, Jansen took first in the 800 meters at 2:23.38) and Glastetter took first in the 3200 meter run at 12:03.89.

"We're starting to get some depth in both the boys and girls," said Dement. "Dual meets are good for practice and it gives us a chance to work on some things. We're slowly getting better."

On the girls side, Sikeston had two first place individuals and a first place finish in the 4 x 800 relay at 11:06.18, which consisted of Traci Jackson, Deneka Black, Ashley Johnson and Whitney Turner.

Freshman Martika Davis took first place in the long jump at 15'8" while Whitney Wallace took first in the discus at 83'11".

Jackie Nance took second in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Chasmon Herrion took second in the 100 meters while Applewhite finished in third.

The Lady Bulldogs' 4 x 200 relay consisting of Turner, Davis, Williams and Applewhite took second place at 1:56.18.

Demonia took second in the 1600 meter run at 6:50 and fourth in the 800 meter run at 3:12.91.

"We got some good performances by our girls middle distance," said Dement.

Sikeston's 4 x 100 meter relay team of Williams, Hunt, Davis and Oglesby took second place at 54.71.

Sikeston's 4 x 400 meter team consisting of Traci Jackson, Black, Johnson and Turner took second place at 4:35.03.

Turner and Johnson took third and fourth respectively in the 400 meter dash. Applewhite and Turner took third and fourth in the 200 meter dash.

In the field events, Berneatress Hunt took third in the long jump at 14'5" and Newman took third in the triple jump at 29'3".

Sikeston will compete in the Meet of the South at Marshall County High School in Kentucky on Saturday.

"We're not as talented as we've been in the past but we'll be competitive by the end of the year," said Dement. "We've still got some holes that we're thin in and we're trying to shore those up."