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Tracksters split with Jackson

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

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Sikeston's Ashley Shuffit took third place in the pole vault competition in Tuesday's dual against Jackson
(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
JACKSON - The Sikeston boys and girls track and field team split in a dual meet at Jackson on Tuesday.

The Sikeston boys won 119-40 while the girls team fell 102-68.

Sikeston's boys took first place in 14 of the 18 events on a windy day in Jackson, which kept times and distances down.

"Our kids ran decent, nothing outstanding," said Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement. "Our girls were more competitive today. The boys are starting to come around. We've got Cape which will be a tough dual on Thursday and then we've got the big meet at Murray on Saturday."

The Bulldogs host Cape Central on Thursday. They will be gearing up for the 50-team Meet of the South Invitational at Murray State University on Saturday.

On Tuesday, Sikeston took first in all four relays. Runners on those teams were (4 x 800: Clay Lincoln, John Wiley, Quinton Lamb, Dale Ham), (4 x 200: Tori Rose, Thomas Elery, Felante Larry, Keena Hatcher), (4 x 100: Hatcher, Michael Colon, Elery, F. Larry), and (4 x 400: Rose, Devante Larry, F. Larry, Elery).

Colon won the long jump and triple jump.

Sophomore Apollo Patterson took second in the long jump. Freshman Travis Hudson and Keith Gardner took second and third in the triple jump respectively.

Freshman Clay Lincoln was a double-winner, taking first in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs while running a leg on the 4 x 800 meter relay.

Sophomore Tyler Woodson took first in the 110 meter high hurdles.

In the 100 meter dash, F. Larry, D. Larry and Hudson finished first, second and third respectively.

In the 300 meter hurdles, D. Larry took first while freshman Stephon Turner took third.

Lamb took first in the 400 meter dash followed by Devin Woodson in second place.

Rose and Hudson finished one and two in the 200 meters.

Sophomore Joe Johnson took first in the discus.

Wiley and Paul Bean finished second and third in the 800 meter run.

Lawrence Davis took second in the high jump.

Ryan Gibson and Kirk Butler took second and third in the pole vault.

Andy Croxford took third in the shot put.

On the girls side, Jean Marie Delwiche was the only first place winner in the open events as she won the discus. She also took second in the shot put.

The Sikeston girls also took first place in the 4 x 100 meter dash which was run by Latavia Flye, Jelisa Robinson, Bernadette Wims and Rachael Vining.

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

Tracy Jackson took second in the 300 meter hurdles and third in the 100 hurdles.

Paige Kaiser and Ashley Shuffit finished in second and third in the pole vault.

Clarissa English and Stephanie Avery finished second and third in the high jump.

Avery also took third in the 400 meter dash.

Robinson and Flye finished second and third in the 100 meter dash. The two also ran the 200 meter dash, this time with Flye taking second and Robinson third.

Misti Clark took second in the discus throw.

Ashley Johnson took second in the 400 meter dash.

SCOTT CITY -- East Prairie's track team participated in Scott City's all-comers meet on Tuesday. In the boys meet, the Eagles finished in second place in the field of seven teams.

Scott City won the meet with 116 points, followed by East Prairie at 83, Kelly, Hayti, Oran, Chaffee and Advance. For East Prairie, Brent Harland had another huge day. He won the 110 high hurdles with a time of 17.03 and took first in the 300 hurdles at 46.8.

He took fourth in the long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 1-inch. He also placed second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.73.

Jeremy Boyer took fourth in the event with a time of 12.09 and Dean Hedge took fifth at 12.41.

In the 1600 meter run, Aaron Harland took first with a time of 5:09 and Josh Quist came in sixth at 6:13.

Hedge took third in the long jump at 18-feet, 7-inches, and fifth in the 400 with a time of 59.05.

Aaron Harland placed second in the 800 meter dash at 2:26.43. Quist came in sixth with a 3:02.39.

In the discus, Brian Rayburn took third place with a throw of 111-1. Boyer took sixth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 25.52. Aaron Harland took first in the 3200 meter run with a time of 11:58.

"I was real pleased with our performance today," said East Prairie coach Brett Blackman. "We feel like we have the opportunity to compete for the conference championship. We've really got to have better production out of our throwers. We're getting a lot of points from the Harland brothers and Quist got us some points today also. He performed well."

In the girls meet, Scott City took first place with 147 points.

Kelly came in second place, followed by Hayti, Chaffee, East Prairie, Advance and Oran.

In the 100 meter hurdles, Wiebke Bartcher took second with a time of 21.57. She also placed second in the 400 meter dash at 1:12.64 and second in the 300 meter hurdles at 106.07. Michelle Redman took third place in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:41.

In the 200 meter dash, Ashley Oliphant took third at 32.93 and Stacy Hall came in sixth at 37.17.

Michelle Redman placed second in the 3200 meter run with a time of 14:12.

East Prairie's track team will participate in the Charleston Invitational on Thursday.