From staff reports
JOPLIN, Mo. —
Brittani Reagan and Kaylee Morgan, who completed their freshman year last month at Missouri Southern, will compete in the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field national meet, which begins today at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Reagan will compete in the triple jump and long jump, and Morgan is entered in the long jump. Triple jump competition will be held at 1 p.m. today, and the long jump is Friday at 1:10.
Athletes had to meet qualifying standards set by USA Track and Field during the college season to be invited to this meet. The top four finishers in each event have the chance to qualify for the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships in August in Medelin, Colombia.
Reagan, from Bentonville, Ark., earned two All-America honors for the Lions, placing seventh in the triple jump (40-8 3/4) and eighth in the long jump (19-3 1/2) in the Division II Outdoor Nationals at Pueblo, Colo.
Morgan, from Carthage, finished fifth in the long jump (19-6 3/4) to earn All-America honors.
At the MIAA Championships in Hays, Reagan placed second in the triple jump and Morgan took third in the long jump.