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SHS nearly sweeps jumps; sending several to state

Monday, May 21, 2012

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Sikeston's Betsy Borgsmiller jumps 5-6 at the Class 3, Sectional 1 on Saturday afternoon at Ste. Genevieve High School. Borgsmiller, the defending state champion, won the event. David Jenkins, Staff
STE. GENEVIEVE -- The Sikeston Bulldogs track and field team had a strong showing at the Class 3, Sectional 1 meet at Ste. Genevieve on a hot and humid Saturday afternoon.

The boys and girls teams will combine to send athletes in 11 different events to the state meet.

The top four finishers in each event qualified for the state meet which is to be held at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City on the campus of Lincoln University on Friday and Saturday.

Sikeston's yearly dominance in the jumping events continued on Saturday.

For the second straight year, Betsy Borgsmiller captured a sectional title in the high jump with a leap of 5-6. Borgsmiller, the defending state champion and now a four-time state qualifier, feels she is peaking at the right time.

"Today was so far the best this year," Borgsmiller said. "I've been kind of slow getting out this year due to some shin splint problems, but I started rolling and this week I had much better practices than I did last week before districts. To me it paid off. Warm weather doesn't hinder anything either."

While she is confident about her chances in the state meet, she admits to having some nerves coming into the event.

"I feel good about next week, but I'm a little nervous," Borgsmiller said. "Just going back and being the returning state champ, that makes anybody nervous, just the possibility of not getting it again. But I'm going to work hard and just do my best."

Also capturing first place was senior long jumper Jalen Peet, who leapt a personal best 17-feet, 11 3/4 inches.

Peet, who recently signed to continue her track career at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, also qualified for the state meet in the triple jump with a leap of 35-feet.

"I was jumping pretty good," Peet said, who was an all-state performer in the triple jump last year. "My mark was kind of off but I jumped well. I was shooting for an 18 but I didn't get it. I feel pretty good about 17-11. I'm happy about it. I'm going to try to take the gold next week. I know I'm going to have to jump 18 to get it, but I'm ready."

Winning the triple jump was teammate Allisha Oglesby with a season-best leap of 36-6 1/2, to qualify for the second straight year.

On the boys side, senior Terry Jamison, a returning all-state triple jumper, captured first place with a leap of 43-4 1/2.

"It wasn't my best, but it was good enough," Jamison said. "I didn't feel like I had my legs today but I still made it out so I feel good about it. I try to always get that first jump and it's improved every meet. I've gone from 40 to 41 to 42. So hopefully on my first jump at state I can get a 43."

Kyland Gross narrowly missed qualifying in the high jump as he lost the tiebreaker for fourth place, but the junior captured first in the long jump with a season-best leap of 21-9 3/4 and he also ran legs on Sikeston's two qualifying speed relays.

The Bulldogs took second in the 4 x 200 meter relay (Gross, Steven Baker, Spenser Clark and Nick Nichols) with a season-best time of 1:30.65.

The same four teamed up to take third in the 4 x 100 meter relay, qualifying with a season-best time of 43.86.

Sikeston's other competing relay team, the 4 x 400 (Nichols, Baker, Zach Harrison and Marquez Newman) took second place with a season-best time of 3:26.25.

Senior Keldon Warfield qualified in the 110 meter high hurdles for the second straight year with a third place time of 15.37.

Sikeston's girls 4 x 100 meter relay team (Allante Oglesby, Brandy Peet, Chazeton Redd and Allisha Oglesby) advanced to the state meet with a season-best time of 50.43 to finish in second place.

Locally, New Madrid County Central's Rashaunda Summers advanced to the state meet in the shot put with a second place throw of 39-7 3/4.

Team points were kept in the meet with Sikeston's girls finishing in a tie for third place with 47 points. The Sikeston boys finished in fourth with 65 points.

BOYS

Team -- 1. Festus 103, 2. Gateway Tech 81, 3. Lutheran South 71, 4. Sikeston 65, 5. Notre Dame 53, 6. Soldan 49, 7. Cardinal Ritter 48, 8. WIndsor 23, 9. Miller Career Academy 22, 9. DeSoto 22, 11. Perryville, 12. Farmington 20, 13. Hillsboro 19, 14. Park Hills Central 18.5, 15. Vashon 18, 16. Ste. Genevieve, 17. Sumner 12, 18. North County 9, 18. St. Mary's 9, 20. Affton 6.5, 21. Bishop DuBourg 6, 22. Arcadia Valley 4.

Individuals

(top 4 qualify for state)

High jump -- 5. Kyland Gross, Sikeston 5-10.

Long jump -- 1. Gross, Sikeston 21-9.75, 5. Keldon Warfield, Sikeston 21-2.

Triple jump -- 1. Terry Jamison, Sikeston 43-4.5.

110 hurdles -- 3. Warfield, Sikeston 15.37. 7. Spenser Clark, Sikeston 15.76

100 -- 5. Caleen Crawford, Sikeston 11.36.

800 relay -- 2. Sikeston 1:30.65

400 relay -- 3. Sikeston 43.86

300 hurdles -- 7. Clark, Sikeston 42.52, 8. Warfield, Sikeston 47.84

1600 relay -- 2. Sikeston 3:26.25

GIRLS

Team -- 1. Affton 71, 2. Notre Dame 48, 3. Sikeston 47, 3. DeSoto 47, 3. Festus 47, 6. Lutheran South 45, 7. Farmington 43, 8. Soldan 36, 9, St. Elizabeth Academy 32, 10, Hillsboro 31, 11. Cardinal RItter 30, 11. Arcadia Valley 30, 13. Potosi 25, 13. Park Hills Central 25, 15. Gateway Tech 22, 16. North County 21, 17. Rosati-Kain 20, 18. Windsor 19, 19. Beaumont 16, 20. Dexter 10, 21. Sumner 8, 21. NMCC 8, 23. Ste. Genevieve 5, 24. Miller Career Academy 4, 25. Bishop DuBourg 3, 26. Notre Dame (St. Louis) 2, 27. Perryville 1.

Individuals

(top 4 qualify for state)

High jump -- 1. Betsy Borgsmiller, Sikeston 5-6.

Long jump -- 1. Jalen Peet, Sikeston 17-11.75.

Triple jump -- 1. Allisha Oglesby, Sikeston 36-6.5, 4. Peet, Sikeston 35-0

Shot put -- 2. Rashaunda Summers, NMCC 39-7.75

100 -- 6. Taylor Martin, Dexter 13.0

800 relay -- 5. Sikeston 1:48.58, 7. Dexter 1:50.23

400 relay -- 2. Sikeston 50.43, 7. Dexter 52.43

200 -- 6. Martin, Dexter 27.39


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