TRACK: Poplar Bluff Invitational
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston boys track team finished in third place at the Poplar Bluff Invitational on Friday afternoon while the girls took seventh.
Sikeston totaled 122.50 points behind the 135.50 points of second place Poplar Bluff while Cape Central won the meet with 153 points.
Sikeston girls finished in seventh place with Jackson taking first place.
"Overall I thought we competed well with just a few mistakes we have to work on," said Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement. "We only took a partial girls team because most of them competed in the Farmington junior varsity meet on Thursday. The kids are starting to round into shape in time for districts."
For the boys, Brandon Washington won the 100 meters with a blistering time of 10.91 seconds. Antiwaan Smoot of New Madrid finished in second place with a time of 11.00 seconds. Sikeston's Tommie Strong came in sixth place and NMCC's Eddie Macklin was seventh.
NMCC finished in second place behind Cape Central in the 4x800 meter relay. The Bulldogs took third place. The schools finished in the same order for the 4x400 relay.
Smoot won the 200 meters for the Eagles with a time of 22.79 seconds.
Strong took second for Sikeston at 22.98. Senior David Stovall placed second in the 400 meter dash for the Bulldogs with a time of 51.86 seconds.
Gavilan Bland and Tanner Bryant finished in third and fourth place respectively for Sikeston in the 300 meter hurdles. Tyler Perkins of NMCC captured sixth place.
In the jumps, Andre Goodwin jumped 5-foot-10 inches to finish in second place in the high jump for the Bulldogs. Eddie Macklin jumped 5-6, good enough for fifth place for the Eagles. Sophomore Robert Walls also jumped 5-6 for Sikeston, but finished in eighth place with more misses.
Sophomore Dominic Fondon long jumped 20-2.75 feet and took second place for Sikeston. Mark Williamson jumped 19-4.50 good for third place for the Bulldogs. Rodney Anderson of NMCC took sixth place.
Demetrious Jackson of Sikeston captured second place in the triple jump at 42-8.25 and Fondon came in third place with a jump of 41-8. The Eagles' Willie Maxwell jumped 37-8.25 which came in sixth.
Salamar Cox just barley missed winning the shot put event for the Bulldogs. Cox heaved the shot 49-1.50 feet, but Poplar Bluff's Michael Britton threw a tad farther at 49-6. Michael Brown of the Eagles finished in seventh with a throw of 40-9. A.J. Vanover of Sikeston was fourth in the discus at 132-9.50 feet.
On the girls' side, Sikeston took second in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays behind Cape Central. The Lady Bulldogs were third in the 4x1600 relay.
Shameka Williams was third in the 100 meter dash for NMCC at 12.42 seconds. Chasman Herrion and Michel'le Flye of Sikeston tied for seventh place. Williams also took third place in the 200 meters, while LaShawna Turner and Willia Triblett were seventh and eighth for the Lady Bulldogs.
Terra Tucker took second in the 100 meter hurdles for the Lady Eagles, while Sikeston's Ebony Banks captured fourth in the 400 meters.
Tasnean Ware and Teah Atkinson tied for seventh in the high jump for Sikeston. Atkinson was also seventh in the long and triple jumps. Elizabeth Engram was seventh for the Lady Bulldogs in the discus, while NMCC's Jasmine Flennoy was fourth in the shot put.
Sikeston is back in action on Friday in the SEMO Conference meet.