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Sikeston sweeps triangular

Friday, March 28, 2003

Sikeston's Rachael Vining hits the long jump pit in Thursday's triangular track meet against New Madrid County Central and Malden
(Photo by David Jenkins, Staff)
SIKESTON - The Sikeston track and field team opened the season with sweep on both the boys and girls side in a triangular meet with New Madrid County Central and Malden on Thursday at SPS Stadium.

Sikeston's boys scored 84 points. Malden took second with 65 points while NMCC followed up with 31 points.

On the girls side, Sikeston squeaked past NMCC by one point, 74 to 73. Malden followed up with 36 points.

"We were pleased for the first meet," said Sikeston head coach Jerry Dement. "It's a nice way to start the year with two wins. We're pretty pleased with the boys. We didn't run all of our events full strength because we're just coming off spring break. Malden and NMCC have pretty strong boys team and they provided some good competition for us."

Sikeston's boys teams swept all four relay events in the meet.

Although final results weren't available at press time, Dement was pleased with some individual performances.

"Tyler Woodson ran well in the hurdles," said Dement. "Our distance kids, Dale Ham and Clay Lincoln both ran good times for early in the year."

On the girls side, the Lady Bulldogs had two relay teams that didn't run due to one of the members being ill but they were still able to pull out the win.

"We're pretty pleased for the first meet," said Dement. "We're really young on the girls side. We're still experimenting with them to try to see what their best events are."

Sikeston's girls had two athletes that were double winners in Rachael Vining in the long and triple jumps and Jean Marie Delwiche in the shot put and discus.

"I thought Rachael Vining and Jean Marie Delwiche both had real good nights," said Dement. "We think our field events will be a real strength with the girls. We've still got to find everybody's best event and we've got a lot of improvement to do."