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Tracksters fare well

Friday, April 16, 2004

POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston junior high track and field teams competed in the Poplar Bluff Invitational on Thursday.

The Bulldog 8th grade boys took second with 92.5 points. Poplar Bluff won with 125 points. Jackson had 68 points to take third and Cape Central came in fourth with 62 points.

Sikeston swept all three relay events and had two other individual first place competitors.

Tommie Strong took first in the 100 meter dash at 11.7 and Chase Johnson took first in the 800 meter run at 2:17.

The first place 4 x 100 meter team was comprised of Strong, Brandon Washington, Dominique McCray and Bryan Branion, finishing with a time of 47.7.

The first place 4 x 200 team was comprised of Branion, McCray, Washington and Brandon Wright, finishing with a time of 1:40.9.

And the Bulldogs' first place 4 x 400 meter team of Clayton Mayfield, Wright, Johnson and Demetrius Jackson finished with a time of 4:07.

On the girls side, Sikeston finished in third place with 72 points, behind first place Jackson (155) and second place Cape Central (110). Poplar Bluff came in third with 41 points.

The girls won two of the three relays and had three individual first place competitors.

Katie DeLaRosa took first in the pole vault at 7'3". Chasmon Herron won the 100 meter dash at 13.5. And Martika Davis won the long jump at 14'3".

The first place 4 x 100 meter relay team consisted of Herron, Davis, Brittany Jenkins and Michaelae Flye, finishing with a time of 54.4.

The first place 4 x 200 meter relay team consisted of Herron, Davis, Jenkins and Jordan Rodgers, finishing with a time of 1:58.2.

In the 9th grade meet, Sikeston finished in fourth place with 21 points. Cape Central took first with 75 points.

The Bulldogs' only first place finisher was Aaron Klimmek, who won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:27.

"I thought we performed well," said Sikeston coach Chris Hodgkiss. "The boys took second and they performed well. Our relays ran extremely well today. We've still got some improvement we can make on our field events, but we're getting better. We had a lot of kids set personal bests today. Times weren't as good as they could be, but we were running into a pretty stiff headwind."

Sikeston's junior high teams will compete in the Kennett Invitational next Tuesday.

JUNIOR HIGH TRACK

Poplar Bluff Invitational

8th grade boys

1.Poplar Bluff 125
2.Sikeston92.5
3.Jackson 68
4.Cape Central 62

Long jump

2.Tommie Strong
4.David Cody

100 meter dash

1.Tommie Strong 11.7
3.Bryan Branion

4 x 200 meter relay

1.(Branion, McCray, Wright, Washington)1:40.9

1600 meter run

3.Matt Rushing

4 x 100 meter relay

1.(Washington, McCray, Branion, Strong)47.7

800 meter run

1.Chase Johnson 2:17

100 meter hurdles

5.Michael Brown
Pole vault 5.Justin Deere
6.Clayton Mayfield

Triple jump

5.Chase Johnson

Discus

4.Tyler Dame
5.A.J. Vanover

200 meter dash

3.Brandon Washington

4 x 400 meter relay

1.(Mayfield, Wright, Jackson, Johnson)4:07

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8th grade girls

1. Jackson155
2.Cape Central110
3.Sikeston72
4.Poplar Bluff 41
Pole vault 1.Katie DeLaRosa7'3"
4.Laura Atchison

100 meter dash

1.Chasmon Herron13.5

4 x 200 meter relay

1.(Herron, Jenkins, Rodgers, Davis) 1:58.2

4 x 100 meter relay

1.(Herron, Jenkins, Davis, Flye)54.4

Long jump

1.Davis14'3"

Triple jump

3.Davis

400 meter dash

6.Ebony Banks

75 meter hurdles

4.Chasidy Johnson

200 meter dash

5.Michaelae Flye
6.Alonda Harris

4 x 400 meter relay

3.(Megan Underhill, Kaitlyn Turnbow, Banks, Johnson)

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9th grade boys

1. Cape Central75
2. Poplar Bluff 73
3. Malden 44
4. Sikeston 21

1600 meter run

3.Aaron Klimmek

400 meter dash

2.Jacob Owens

Discus

3.Joe Moore
4.Michael Ragsdale

Pole vault

3.Sam Raines

200 meter dash

4.Dee Cox

100 meter dash

4.Dee Cox

800 meter run

1.Aaron Klimmek2:27

3200 meter run

2.Jordan Roberts

Shot put

4.Joe Moore