Moen-Davis Claims Another Nebraksa HS All-Time Best Mark in Long Jump — 19′ 11″
By Will Cummings
Omaha North junior track and field sensation LaQue Moen-Davis is now the owner of two Nebraska high school girls track and field all-time best marks. Already holding the state’s all-time best mark in the triple jump — with a nation leading mark of 42’ 1.5″– Moen-Davis claimed her second Nebraska all-time best mark in the long jump at Tuesday’s Metro Conference Track & Field Meet. Her leap of 19’ 11” broke the previous top mark of 19’ 9.25” set by Omaha Marian’s Candice Mills in 2002. In addition to being the undisputed Queen of the Sand, Moen-Davis has also turned in the state’s second best time ever in the 100 meter intermediate hurdles.
LaQue Moen-Davis is truly a remarkable athlete.
The following is an April 2008 article that I wrote after seeing LaQue perform for the first time during her freshman year. The first event I saw her perform in was the long jump. Despite her awkwardness and ragged jumping form that day (see the video below) she carried herself in such a way that I knew I was watching someone very special–so much so that I got out of the stands to get a closer look at her and to talk to her coach. What was it about her that foretold greatness? Everything!
Freshman LaQue Davis Shines at Millard South Track Meet
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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