briefly 6/2

Sunday, June 2, 2002

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Jenkins places 15th at NCAA meet

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Heather Jenkins, Southeast Missouri State University's only qualifier for the NCAA Track and Field Championships, finished 15th in the discus with a throw of 159 feet, 9 inches.

Jenkins, a freshman, fouled on her final two throws. UCLA junior Chaniqua Ross won the event with a throw of 182-0.

Jackson Sr. Legion routs Charleston

JACKSON, Mo. -- Jackson Senior American Legion opened its season Friday night with a pair of 10-run rule victories over Charleston at American Legion Field.

Jackson defeated Charleston 19-9 in seven innings in the opener and won 15-2 in five innings in the second game.

Matt Gordon went 5-for-6 with four stolen bases and four RBIs in the opener. Trevor Thompson went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and Josh Parham, Tim Stearns and Jason Owen all went 2-for-3. Jackson (2-0) had 19 hits overall.

Josh Parham allowed five hits in 5 1/3 innings to pick up the win.

Tim Davis allowed just one hit in three innings in recording the win in Game 2. Jake Carter, Brennan Gibson and Stearns each had two hits in Jackson's 11-hit attack. Jackson broke the game open with a 10-run third inning.

Cape A's sweep New Madrid

The Senior Babe Ruth Orthopedic Associates Cape A's opened its season with a doubleheader loss to New Madrid, 7-4 and 21-6, at the Central High School Field.

Michael Taylor took the loss in the first game, with five players sharing the A's five hits.

Stuart Doyle suffered the second-game loss. Andrew Prater (2-for-3, 3 RBI), Taylor (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and Gabe Edwards (2-for-2) led the offense.

Popp wins Tywappity Trails 5K Run

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Blake Popp of Cape Girardeau won the Tywappity Trails 5K Run Saturday at Lake Tywappity.

Popp led the 43-person field with a time of 19 minutes, 11 seconds. Placing second was Danny Copeland of Memphis (19:29) and Ross Tighman of Cape Girardeau (19:51).

Amy Arteme of Benton, Mo., (21:53) was the top female finisher. Peter Blums (27:36) bettered the senior-division record by over a minute.

ELSEWHERE

Motor sports

  • Matt Kenseth became a victim of one of NASCAR's newest rules when a blown engine sent him from the pole to the back of the field for today's race at Dover International Speedway.

    Under NASCAR's one-engine rule, a change nullifies a driver's starting position. Kenseth, who blew the engine in his Ford during practice Saturday, will get credit for his first Winston Cup pole, but certainly will have a tougher time in the MBNA Platinum 400.

    "There's nothing I can do about it," said a resigned Kenseth. "You just have to take it and make the best of the situation and hope you can still get to the front."

    Kenseth won after going to the rear of the field two months ago following an engine change to his Ford in Texas, but the penalty was not so harsh because he had qualified 31st for that race. Points leader Sterling Marlin and Tony Stewart also won this season after engine changes.

    Track

  • Angela Williams made NCAA track and field history Saturday night with her fourth 100-meter title.

    The 5-foot 2-inch Southern California sensation burst out of the blocks fast, as usual, and led all the way to win in 11.29 seconds, just ahead of teammate Natasha Mayers.

    Williams is the first sprinter, male or female, to win four NCAA titles in the same event. The only other women to win four championships were Suzy Favor of Wisconsin in the 1,500 in 1987-90 and Seilala Sua of UCLA in the discus from 1997-00.

    Mayers, who had beaten Williams in the first round and semifinals, was timed in 11.30.

    -- From staff reports

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