Leading US specialty retailer of brand name athletic and lifestyle footwear, active wear and accessories, The Finish Line, has posted a 43 per cent increase in second quarter sales. Net income for the 13 weeks ended September 1 jumped 43 per cent to $10.1 million from $7.1m in 2000, while net sales increased three per cent to $196.8m, compared to $190.5m reported for the same period last year.