Poplar Bluff records fall at Simpson Relays

Sunday, April 19, 2015

FARMINGTON -- The Lady Mules rewrote the record book again Friday night at the Simpson Relays.

Jabreuna Brimlett broke Poplar Bluff's long-standing long jump record while freshman Kaylee Eakin broke the 800-meter standard as the Lady Mules won the meet by 80 points.

"We keep preaching slow improvement and it's working really well," Lady Mules coach Beth-Lewis Muse said. "We don't want to peak early."

Four team records have now fallen this spring.

Brimlett, who already set a new record in the triple jump, cleared 18-feet, 9-inches in the long jump to break LaRita Hawes' 34-year-old record of 18-6.

Brimlett won the event by 1 foot, 6 1/2 inches and had two other attempts over 17-6. She won the triple jump at 37-6.75, just over a foot shorter than her record, and won the 100-hurdles in 15.34 seconds before competing in the long jump.

Eakin finished fourth in her 800 but broke Poplar Bluff's 19-year-old record with a time of 2 minutes, 24.45 seconds. Rita Kalich previous held the mark since 1996 at 2:24.8.

"She ran her first 400 very calm," Lewis-Muse said. "She had control of her own race."

Defending Class 3 state champion Taylor Werner won the race in 2:23.51 with Eakin just 1.16 seconds behind.

Krisman Eakin won the 200 in 26.68 seconds and teamed with her twin sister, Lexi Hafford and Soley Webb to win the 400-relay in 51.21.

Jessenia Ellis swept the throwing events, breaking 40 feet in the shot for the first time to win at 40-7, and taking the discus at 127-0. She also ran a personal-best 800 time on the 3200-relay with that placed second with Katie Sliger, Tehya Williams and Megan Knuckles.

"(Ellis) had two PRs in 10 minutes," Lewis-Muse said.

Hafford won the high jump by clearing 5-0 first while Cassidy Harris also cleared 5-0 for second place. Harris, Knuckles, Webb and Kaylee Eakin were second in the 1600-relay at 4:17. The four were third in the 800 relay at 1:48.7 as University City won in 1:46.5.

The Lady Mules finished with 159 points to win their third meet of the spring.

The Mules placed third with 69 points behind Festus (83.5) and DeSoto (77).

Denzel Britton won the 100 in 11.21, took third in the 200 at 23.0 and ran a leg on the winning 400 and 800 relays.

Britton, Abiodun Francis, Malik Metcalf and Brett Barousse won the 800 relay in 1:32.46 while Briar Alford, Jerrid Moore and Britton won the 400 relay in 43.98, beating Mehlville by a second.

Isaiah Williams finished second in the 800 at 2:02.77 and third in the 1600 at 4:38.54 while helping the 1600 relay place fourth. Alford, Metcalf, Moore and Williams finished in 3:41.25.

Alford placed fourth in the 300 hurdles at 42.65 while Wesley Moore ran 10:04 for fourth in the 3200. Adam Vincent placed fifth in the pole vault by clearing 13-0. Wyatt Murphy was ninth in the high jump (5-8), 11th in the triple jump (38-2.5) and 12th in the long jump (18-10).

Dexter's Makayla Waldner won the 300 hurdles in 43.53, followed by Brimlett in 45.93 and Webb at 46.11 for third. Hafford was third in the 100 hurdles at 15.93 behind Waldner's 15.57.

Krisman Eakin placed third in the 100 at 13.09 while University City's Jordan Jennings winning in 12.79. Eakin also cleared 9-0 in the pole vault for fourth.

Sliger was fourth in the 3200 at 12:17, Harris cleared 15-6 for fifth in the long jump while Kaitlyn Slaughter was sixth in the shot at 33-6. Williams placed seventh in the triple jump at 31-7.75 and 10th in the 400 at 65.36 seconds.

Zakia Hickman broke 6 minutes for the first time in the 1600 and cut 11 seconds off her 3200 time for 12th.

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