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Record broken at Twilight Relays

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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Sikeston's Trey Lewis lands in the triple jump on Monday. The Bulldogs won 21 of 30 events in the 7-team meet.
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SHS boys, girls win 21 of 30 events in seven-team event

sports@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulldog track and field team had several good performances on Monday afternoon at the Twilight Relays at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.

But the performance of the day was by Sikeston senior Quentin Washington, who broke a school record in the 100-meter dash that has stood for 42 years.

Washington captured first place in the event with a time of 10.59 seconds, breaking the old mark of 10.6 held by Dennis Snelling, set in 1969, and then tied in 1988 by Clarence Bratcher.

"That was a great job by Quentin," Sikeston coach Terry Flannigan said. "He had a tremendous start. I think he put himself in a position to run a good time -- it's the best start he's had all year. He finished it out. He's been hungry to get back to form. He's one of the ones that's been injured for quite a while. He's a good kid and I'm glad he did it because he loves track and he loves to compete."

It was the highlight of a banner day for Sikeston as the Bulldog boys and girls combined to capture gold medals in 21 of the 30 events on the day against six other area teams.

The relay meet was rescheduled from Friday due to inclement weather, so Flannigan was happy to be able to get his team on the track to compete.

"After the way the weather's been and the rainouts and the injuries and everything, I thought it went pretty well," Flannigan said. "The kids came out and competed. I was afraid to give them a day off on Friday but I thought they responded pretty well and came out and competed."

Returning all-state performer Darryl Howard sat out the meet due to a hamstring injury, but the Bulldogs stepped up in his absence, including a solid time of 43.9 in the 400-meter relay with sophomore Nick Nichols filling in to join teammates Washington, Ray Clark and James Watson.

"Our 4 x 100 did well, especially with Darryl out with an injury," Flannigan said. "Nick Nichols stepped in there and ran well as did his teammates, James, Quentin and Ray. Ray Clark is another one that's been injured for quite a while. He's starting to come back now."

Nichols also filled in on the 800-meter relay, joining Clark, Washington and Kyland Gross to win the event with a time of 1:32.37.

"They're just now starting to get in the groove and I think we can cut those times a bunch once we get Darryl healthy and get him back," Flannigan said.

Nichols also ran a personal-best time in the open 100 meters, taking third with a run of 10.88.

Sikeston captured first place in the 3200-meter relay with a time of 9:03.28 and also the distance medley and the 1600-meter relay, all events that the team has not been strong in the past.

The 1600-meter team is comprised of two sophomores, Nichols and Spenser Clark, and two freshmen, Wanya Henderson and Zach Harrison.

Sikeston's Ethan Scherer took first place in the open mile with a time of 5:05.

"We've hardly ever scored distance points but all of a sudden we're starting to score some points in the distance events," Flannigan said.

On the girls side, the Bulldogs continued to perform well.

Senior Vonteria Applewhite took first place in the open 100-meter dash with a time of 12.12 while teammate Chazeton Redd took third at 12.88.

"We only have one senior, Vonteria Applewhite, so the rest of them are all young kids and they're getting better and learning to compete and I think they're enjoying that part of it," Flannigan said. "The girls did well. They've been pretty steady this year. They've finished second in a meet and third in another big relay meet and they've been winning all their dual meets. I'm really pleased with how consistent they have been this year."

The two speed relay teams comprised of Applewhite, Darquieshionna Howard, Allisha Oglesby and Genetrious White, each captured first place with times of 52.12 in the 400-meter and 1:49.56 in the 800-meter relay.

"Our two speed relay teams have been pretty consistent all year and I look for them to keep improving on their times," Flannigan said.

Sikeston's girls also won the 1600-meter relay with a time of 4:26.21. The team is comprised of Ailena Stovall, Redd, Kyla Robinson and Yalanda Johnson.

"A lot of people hate running that race, but those kids are giving their best effort and running well," Flannigan said.

Sikeston's varsity track team will compete at Ste. Genevieve today while the junior varsity will compete at Dexter.

Boys

3200m relay -- 1. Sikeston 9:03.28; 2. Saxony 9:33; 3. Jackson 9:34; 4. Kennett 9:52; 5. NMCC 9:55.

110m hurdle relay -- 1. Sikeston 47.91; 2. Saxony 56.66.

100 -- 1. Quentin Washington (S) 10.59; 2. Warren (K) 10.76; 3. Nick Nichols (S) 10.88.

800m relay -- 1. Sikeston 1:32.37; 2. Kennett 1:37.47; 3. Jackson 1:41.32; 4. NMCC 1:44.73; 5. Saxony 1:54.33.

Distance medley -- 1. Sikeston 12:36; 2. Malden 12:43; 3. Kennett 12:49; 4. Dexter 12:55; 5. Saxony 13:14.

400m relay -- 1. Sikeston 43.9; 2. Kennett 45.96; 3. Malden 46.76; 4. Jackson 48.78; 5. NMCC 48.89; 5. Saxony 52.40.

1600 -- 1. Ethan Scherer (S) 5:05; 2. Moss (J) 5:08; 3. Swanson (S) 5:13; 4. Poore (J) 5:21; 5. Koehler (SL) 5:26.

Pole vault -- 1. Jackson 22-0; 2. Sikeston 19-0; 3. Malden 19-0.

High jump -- 1. Sikeston 17-4; 2. Kennett 15-8; 3. Malden 10-8.

Long jump -- 1. Sikeston 61-1; 2. Kennett 50-4 1/2; 3. Jackson 48-10 1/2.

Triple jump -- 1. Sikeston 127-7 1/2; 2. Kennett 105-2; 3. Jackson 104-6 1/2.

Thower's relay -- 1. Jackson 52.81; 2. NMCC 54.55; 3. Malden 55.53; 4. Sikeston 55.9; 5. Saxony 56.36; 6. Dexter 58.4.

1600m relay -- 1. Sikeston 3:48.21; 2. Saxony 3:56; 3. Kennett 3:57; 4. NMCC 4:15; 5. Jackson 4:21.

Discus -- 1. Malden 283-5; 2. Sikeston 278-2; 3. Dexter 252-5.

Shot put -- 1. Sikeston 114-11 1/2; 2. Jackson 113-6 1/2; 3. Kennett 108-11.

Girls

3200m relay -- 1. Dexter 11:20; 2. Saxony 11:50; 3. Kennett 12:30.

100m hurdle relay -- 1. NMCC 54.67; 2. Dexter 59.74; 3. Sikeston 60.11; 4. Saxony 61.04.

100 -- 1. Vonteria Applewhite (S) 12.12; 2. Taylor Martin (D) 12.13; 3. Chazeton Redd (S) 12.88.

800m relay -- 1. Sikeston 1:49.56; 2. Dexter 1:53.23; 3. NMCC 1:56.44; 4. Kennett 2:00.17.

Distance medley -- 1. Kennett 16:06; 2. Dexter 16:28; 3. Saxony 16:36.

400m relay -- 1. Sikeston 52.12; 2. Dexter 53.55; 3. NMCC 54.75; 4. Kennett 54.84; 5. Malden 58.08.

1600 -- 1. M. Nin (K) 6:51; 2. Mayo (D) 7:10; 3. Acup (M) 7:24.

Pole vault -- 1. Jackson 22-0; 2. Sikeston 7-0.

High jump -- 1. Sikeston 14-2; 2. Dexter 13-6; 3. NMCC 12-4.

Long jump -- 1. Sikeston 42-11; 2. Dexter 41-2; 3. Kennett 38-8.

Triple jump -- 1. Sikeston 96-3; 2. Dexter 86-11; 3. Malden 77-7 1/2.

Thrower's relay -- 1. Sikeston 1:00.62; 2. Dexter 1:02.04; 3. NMCC 1:02.06; 4. Jackson 1:06.28.

1600m relay -- 1. Sikeston 4:26.21; 2. Dexter 4:49.22; 3. Kennett 5:06.77; 4. NMCC 5:25.48.

Discus -- 1. Jackson 275-3; 2. Sikeston 228-4; 3. Kennett 225-7.

Shot put -- 1. Sikeston 94-7; 2. NMCC 87-8 1/2; 3. Kennett 86-0