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Sikeston track team competes well in the Cape Relays

Monday, April 23, 2007

Sikeston's Chasmin Herrion battles a Cape Central runner.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston Bulldogs boys and girls track team had a successful day on Saturday at the Cape Relays in Cape Girardeau.

"It was a good day for us with some good competition," said head track coach Jerry Dement. "We ran and performed pretty well overall."

On the boys side, the 4x200 relay team consisting of David Stovall, Tommie Strong, Brandon Washington and Dominic Fondon captured first place overall.

Sikeston captured first place in the triple jump relay. The team consisted of Fondon, Eli Jackson and Andre Goodwin. Salamar Cox had the farthest throw in the relays for the Bulldogs in the shot put event.

The Bulldogs sprint medley team of Stovall, Washington, Dominique McCray and Bryan Branion finished in second place. Sikeston's high jump team of Goodwin, Robert Walls and Jarian Wims also finished in second place.

Tommie Strong finished in second place in the 100 meters for the Bulldogs, while Chris Simmons ended up in third place.

The 4x100 relay team of Strong, Washington, McCray and Brandon Wright finished in third place for Sikeston. The 4x400 team of Wright, Stovall, Tanner Bryant and Gavilan Bland had a fifth place finish.

Bland captured third place in the high hurdles and fourth in the 300 meter hurdles for the Bulldogs. Bryant did the opposite of Bland in the hurdles, by capturing fourth in the high hurdles and third place in the 300 meters.

On the girls side, the 4x200 team of Michel'le Flye, Willia Triblett, Chasman Herrion and Lashawna Turner finished in second place for Sikeston. The group of girls finished in third place in the sprint medley and fourth in the 4x100 medley.

Sikeston's 4x400 relay team of Turner, Triblett, Frankasia Howard and Ebony Banks captured third place. The Bulldogs triple jump team of Hunt, Mykesha Jackson and Olivia Burrows also took third place.

Terisha Moore, Jamyrah Ware and Elizabeth Engram of the Bulldogs shot put team took third place. Mykesha Jackson finished in third place in the 100 meter event.

Sikeston will compete in the Jackson Invitational on Tuesday starting at 2 p.m.

WEST PLAINS -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs soccer team finished in fourth place in the Lady Zizzers Classic at West Plains over the weekend.

In Sikeston's semifinal match on Saturday against Waynesville, the Lady Bulldogs lost 2-0.

Waynesville, one of the top teams in the state, got a tough battle from the Lady Bulldogs throughout the game.

Sikeston trailed 1-0 at the half after Waynesville scored on a nice cross.

Trailing 1-0 late in the contest, Sikeston had to push up their defenders for an offensive attack. Waynesville counter-attacked and scored a goal with only a minute to play in the game.

In the third place game against Moberly, Sikeston fell in double overtime, 2-1.

Freshman Emily Eaves scored the lone goal for the Lady Bulldogs on a assist by sophomore Abbi Keefer.

Waynesville won first place in the tournament.

Sikeston (8-5) has a full slate of games this upcoming week.

The Lady Bulldogs host Perryville on Tuesday at 5 p.m. then they travel to face Notre Dame on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.