Archive for Saturday, May 7, 2005

Lions collect five top-6 finishes at North Relays

Jenkins lowers record again; Slater blazes to third

May 7, 2005

— Lansing High track coach Errol Logue knew somebody out there could beat Takeisha Jenkins in a race. He just had to find that person to push his star freshman to the limit.

Logue knew that would happen at the Shawnee Mission North Relays, the 28-team track spectacle that annually brings the top runners in the state together for a major pre-state tuneup.

Jenkins was handed her first loss in the 300-meter hurdles as she broke her own school record with a time of 46.65 seconds, good enough for second place. She also placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash.

Junior Jeff Slater, who had been coming into his own in the sprints during the last two weeks, squeaked into the finals of the 200-meter dash and then earned a third-place medal.

Junior Amanda Radovich also looks like she clearly has shaken off her early-season woes in the javelin as she notched a fifth-place finish. Radovich has placed in the top five in every meet this season except for the Kansas Relays.

The Lions next compete at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Kaw Valley League meet at Mill Valley. For more on LHS track, pick up the May 12 edition of The Current. For KVL league results, check lansingcurrent.com on May 12.

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