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Sikeston girls place second at East Prairie Invitational

Sunday, April 7, 2002

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Sikeston's Rachael Vining set a personal best mark in the long jump Friday at 16-feet, 4-inches.
EAST PRAIRIE - The Sikeston girls track team took second place in the eight-team East Prairie Invitational on Friday.

Sikeston, which won the track meet the previous two years, finished five points behind Scott City, which had 128 points.

Charleston came in third with 102 points.

"I thought we competed well, but being young and losing some big points from last year hurt," said Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement. "For being a small school, Scott City's got a nice team. They deserve some credit. We've only got three seniors on the whole team, but the young girls are starting to come around."

Sikeston had no first place finishes but pointed in every event.

"I was pleased with our field events," said Dement. "They're starting to come on and the rest of our events are slowly getting better. Our field events are making the most progress right now. Our girls are starting to understand that laziness equals failure and hard work equals success. They're learning how to compete more all the time."

Dement pointed out two girls that had strong performances. Jennifer Medlin took second in the 3200 meter run with a time of 14:17. Kerri Jones took second in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:51.

"Jennifer Medlin lowered her time by about 30-something seconds and Kerri Jones in the 800 lowered her time some," said Dement.

Rachael Vining placed in four different events, taking third in the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. She took second place in the long and triple jumps. She had a personal best mark of 16'4" in the long jump.

Jean Marie Delwiche had two second place finishes in the shot put and discus.