FESTUS - Sikeston teen Dominic Fondon recently qualified for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Regional Track and Field meet when he placed third in the long jump with a leap of 16-feet at the AAU Qualification meet in Festus.
Fondon, 14, will compete in the regional in Joplin, which started Saturday and will also be held today.
Other Sikeston athletes that competed but did not qualify were Demetrious Jackson, 14, and Stephon Turner, 16.
Fondon also competed in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes. He took fifth in the 100 at 12.36; 9th in the 200 at 26.12; and 13th in the 400 at 1:02.21.
Jackson placed 10th in the 100 at 13.00; 13th in the 200 at 26.97; 7th in the 400 at 1:00.69; and 5th in the long jump at 15'10.75".
Turner took sixth in the 110 high hurdles at 16.51 and ninth in the long jump; at 16'0.25".
The group was sponsored by Cash Box, The New Hope Ministries and Rainbow Daycare in Sikeston.