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Sikeston, Kelly cross country teams open season at Jackson

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

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Jordan Roberts
JACKSON - The Sikeston cross country team ran at the Jackson Invitational Saturday. In this meet the races were run in five classes: middle school, freshman, sophomore, junior and senior. Runners could move up in divisions but not down.

Sikeston's top placer was Matt Rushing in the middle school division. Matt finished second out of 30 runners.

"If not for a wrong turn on the course Matt probably would have finished first," said head coach Gary Williams.

Tim Siars finished 11th, just one place out of the medals in the same race.

Sophomore Clay Lincoln moved up two divisions to run with the seniors. He still finished a very respectable sixth out of the 70 runners in the senior division.

"Clay was disappointed after leading the race through the mile," said Williams. "The race went out a little too fast for our present training and Clay faded in the last mile against a strong field."

Other finishers for Sikeston were Jordan Roberts 38th in the freshman division; Trevor Ahlfield 40th in the sophomore division; Traci Jackson 61st in the sophomore division; and Steven Henson 54th in the junior division.

Sikeston's next action will be at the Kelly Invitational on Saturday.

Kelly's cross country team also competed in the Jackson Invitational.

The Hawks had two medalists in Michael Glastetter, who finished fifth in the junior division with a personal record time of 13:32 in the 2.35 mile race, and Emily Stroebel, who finished seventh in the freshman division.

Kelly senior Trey Simmons finished in 18th place in the senior division with a personal record time of 13:26.

Kelly's sophomore boys team finished in sixth place at the meet. The top three runners were Nolan Lewer (16th), Jordan Felter (20th) and Russell Carroll (23rd).

Derek Brucker, Brandon Ayers and Nick Wayland also competed.

Kelly's eighth grade runners were very successful. Chris Cooper (4th), Levi Felter (5th), Joseph Harp (6th), Zach Hicks (7th), Omar Campos (9th) and Ricky Bucheit (17th) all competed.

Kelly eighth grader Sarah Ruff took first place in the girls division.

Kelly will host the Hawk Invitational on Saturday.