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Sikeston splits with Cape Central in track

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

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Sikeston's Stephon Turner prepares to clear a hurdle.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston track and field team split with Cape Central on Tuesday at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.

The Sikeston boys defeated Cape Central 75-68 while the Lady Bulldogs lost 75-55.

"It's good competition between us and Cape on both the boys and girls," said Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement. "That's five years in a row that we've beaten Cape. Cape has a fine girls team, probably the best around and our girls have been closing the gap."

On the boys side, Sikeston took first in 11 events.

Junior Felante Larry placed first in three different events -- the 100 meter dash, long jump and the 4 x 100 meter relay.

Also, sophomore Clay Lincoln placed first in three different events -- the 4 x 800 meter relay, the 1600 and the 800 meter run.

The two were the high point men for the Bulldogs.

Junior Tyler Woodson placed first in the 110 meter high hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles. Junior Thomas Elery placed first in the 200 meter dash and ran a leg on the 4 x 100 meter relay.

"We had a couple real nice performances by Felante, " said Dement. "Our four workhorses right now are Larry, Elery, Lincoln and Woodson. Those four right there are really stepping up in their events and the other kids are coming along with them."

On the girls side, the Lady Bulldogs took first in three different events. Latavia Flye won the 100 meters, Tracy Jackson won the 800 meters and Paige Kaiser won the high jump.

Rachael Vining placed second in the 100 meter hurdles, and the triple and long jump.

"Flye had a nice day," said Dement. "Rachael continues to be consistent. Our girls relays, even though we didn't win them, they're getting better. Tracy Jackson had a nice day too."

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

Find complete results from the meet in the scoreboard on page 12.