Freshman LeQue Davis Shines at Millard South Track Meet

Posted on April 26, 2008. Filed under: High School Track & Field | Tags: , , , , , |



Central's Laque Davis rests after her 200 meter victory at the Millard South Track and Field Invite.

By Will Cummings
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    All Right, we all know about how good Millard North’s Emily Sisson is as she continues to shatter meet records week in and week out as she did again on Friday by posting meet records in the 800 meter run and 3,200 meter relay at the Millard South Track and Field Invitational.  But there is another young lady—a freshman—in the house that may one day be remembered as one of Nebraska’s finest female track and field athletes.

    Central freshman LaQue Davis, who currently holds the season’s best girls long jump (18′ 2″), possesses the kind of raw talent and physical presence and early successes that foreshadow great things to come.  Davis won the Millard South Invitationl  long  jump with a leap of  17′ 9.75″ and the 200 meters with a time of 26.02.  She also placed second in the girls 100 meter hurdles.  

    Keep in mind that the Girls Class A  long jump record is 18′ 5″ and the state record is 19′ 5″ (set back in 1975). My bet is that Davis will certainly eclipse the Class A record and she will be all around—if not over—the state long jump record, before the end of her high school career.  Moreover, she may even threaten to take the 200 meter state record (24.52). That’s how much potential this young lady owns.

    LaQue Davis is our Highlight Performer of the Meet.  Finishing a close second to Davis’ performance was Omaha Burke’s Dale Ervin, who won the boys 100 and 200 meter dashes with respective times of  11.07 and 22.63.  Ervin also anchored Burke’s  4 x 100 meter relay team that blazed to a meet record time of 42.63.  The other members of  Burke’s record setting relay were: Ben McCaleb (Sr.); Jake Marousek ( Jr.); and Kelvin Johnson (Jr.).  It’s still early in the season, but their performance  clearly establishes Burke as having the state’s  premier 4 x 100 team.  In addition,  also look for Ervin to hotly contend for the Class A 100 and 200 meter state titles.  

    Kudos to: Stephon Washington—another strong 300 meter hurdle performance; Josh Kage—continues to win and to add more distance to his shot throws; team event champions Fremont (boys) and Millard West (girls); and of course Emily Sisson, who we mentioned at the start of this article.

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