Archive for Monday, April 4, 2005

Jenkins makes impact in first track meet

Freshman sets school record in 300 hurdles

April 4, 2005

Prior to the start of track season Lansing High coach Errol Logue said he had high expectations for freshman Takeisha Jenkins.

She didn't disappoint him.

In her first high school meet, Jenkins cruised in the 300-meter hurdles as she blazed the track in 49.05 seconds. Her first-place finish was nearly a second faster than runner-up Jackie Goleman of De Soto whose time was 50.04. Not only was Jenkins' time good enough to place first, but it also set a new LHS school record.

Jenkins also placed second in the 200-meter dash (27.57 seconds) and first in the 100-meter high hurdles (16.81 seconds).

Other LHS girls who recorded top-six finishes were senior Joye Borders in the 100-meter hurdles (fourth, 18.54 seconds), senior Sara Eustice (first, pole vault), senior Melissa Poe (third, pole vault), senior Tiffany Turner (second, shot put) and junior Amanda Radovich (second, javelin).

The girls placed fourth overall out of 12 teams and trailed only Baldwin, De Soto and Eudora.

The LHS boys didn't fare quite as well as they had only a handful of top-six finishes and placed ninth out of 12 teams. Junior Jeff Slater won the 200-meter dash in 23.35 seconds, sophomore Chris Mann placed fourth in the 400-meter dash (56.29 seconds), Senior Ethan Nalker was fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles (18.39 seconds), junior Alex Scholtz was fifth in the high jump and junior Todd Moore was fourth in the triple jump.The 400-meter, 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter relay teams all placed fifth as well.

The Lions next compete Tuesday at home at the Lansing Invitational.

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