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SHS hurdles ND, Charleston

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Sikeston's Tyler Woodson clears a hurdle in front of teammate Stephon Turner.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston boys track and field team defeated Notre Dame and Charleston in a triangular meet on Tuesday at Public Schools Stadium.

Sikeston tallied 125 points to blow away Notre Dame's 57 points and Charleston's 10 points. Sikeston took first place in 14 of the 18 events on the day.

On the girls side, Sikeston took second with 68.5 points. Notre Dame won with 88.5 points followed by Charleston in third place with nine points.

A strong headwind kept race times down somewhat, but Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement was happy with the meet.

"I'm pleased with some several things," said Dement.

"(Junior) Felante Larry is having an excellent season so far. "We moved him to the triple jump which he hasn't done since the ninth grade. He's got a lot of potential."

Larry, who broke the Sikeston Junior High record in the triple jump two years ago, broke out with a leap of 43'11" in his first time competing in the event since ninth grade to take first place.

Larry also won the long jump with a leap of 22'2 1/2". Larry also won the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.2 and he ran a leg on the first place 4 x 200 meter relay with a time of 1:32.9.

Other highlights of the day belonged to sophomore Clay Lincoln, who coasted to a first place in the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:46. He also won the 800 meter run at 2:06.

Junior Tyler Woodson took first in the 110 meter high hurdles at 15.51, the 300 meter intermediate hurdles at 44.33 and ran on two first place relays, the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meters.

Junior Thomas Elery won the 100 meter dash at 11.59 and also ran on three first place relays.

In the field events, Andy Croxford took first in the shot put at 46'3" and Taylor Old took first in the discus at 119'6 1/2".

Josh Bloyd won the high jump at 5'6".

"The boys did a pretty good job today," said Dement. "We've got some kids starting to step it up a little bit and get better. Clay Lincoln had a nice day with all the wind. Tyler Woodson continues to run well as does Thomas Elery and Quinton Lamb. Trevor Ahfield is coming around in the middle distance events. Overall we're starting to get more depth and and balance. We're making progress. We've already got a pretty decent team and we're getting better."

On the girls side, Sikeston took first place in eight of the 17 events.

Senior Rachael Vining had two first place jumps in the long and triple. She leaped 15'4" in the long jump and 32'11" in the triple.

Traci Jackson took first place in both the 800 meter run (2:36.79) and the 1600 meter run (6:24).

Paige Kaiser on the high jump at 4'6" and Whitney Wallace took first in the discus at 71'5".

Of the four relays, Sikeston only won the 4 x 400 meters with a time of 4:34. But Dement saw continued improvement in the other three relays.

"I'm pleased with our girls relays," said Dement. "Three of our four relays are running well. Latavia Flye and Tracy Jackson on the track are coming along. Rachael Vining and Paige Kaiser in the jumping events are getting better. We didn't win today, mainly from lack of depth, but we're getting better in every event. I'm really pleased with the girls relays as much as anything. They continue to push each other in practice and they're getting better."

Sikeston will compete in the Cape Relays on Saturday at 10 a.m. at SEMO's Abe Stuber Track and Field Complex.

2.Notre Dame57

4 x 800 meter relay


110 meter high hurdles

1.Tyler Woodson15.51

100 meter dash

1.Thomas Elery11.59
2.Davin Woodson11.78
3.Dee Cox12.23

4 x 200 meter relay


Shot put

1.Andy Croxford46'3"

Long jump

1.Felante Larry22'2.5"
2.Apollo Patterson20'6"
1.Taylor Old119'6.5"
2.Joe Johnson112'8"

4 x 100 meter relay


1600 meter run

1.Clay Lincoln4:46

High jump

1.Josh Bloyd5'6"

400 meter run

2.Quinton Lamb52.96

Pole vault

2.Kirk Butler
3.Trey Stone

300 meter hurdles

1.Tyler Woodson44.33
3.Stephon Turner47.11
Triple jump
1.Felante Larry43'11"

200 meter dash

1.Felante Larry23.2
2.Davin Woodson24.2

800 meter run

1.Clay Lincoln2:06

4 x 400 meter relay



1.Notre Dame88.5

Sikeston Placers Only

100 meter hurdles

2.Rachael Vining18.69

High jump

1.Paige Kaiser4'6"
2.Quinn Kaiser4'4"

100 meter dash

1.Latavia Flye14.02

Long jump

1.Rachael Vining15'4"
3.Paige Kaiser14'5"
1.Whitney Wallace71'5"

1600 meter run

1.Traci Jackson6:24

400 meter run

2.Ashley Johnson1:08.25
3.Deneka Black1:09.58

Triple jump

1.Rachael Vining32'11"
3.Paige Kaiser31'5.5"

800 meter run

1.Traci Jackson2:36.79

4 x 400 meter relay