The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 18, 2014

Lions' Schott breaks 10K school record

WALNUT, Calif. — Eric Schott of Missouri Southern shattered the school record in the 10,000 meters on Thurday night at the 56th annual Mt. Sac Relays.

Schott, a junior, placed fifth in the 10K Olympic Development Elite race in 29 minutes, 39.10 seconds, beating the former mark by 24 seconds. The old record was set by Brennan Benkert in the same race four years ago.

Sergio Pedraza Gonzalez, a member of the Mexico National Team, won the race in 29:06.05.

The Lions’ Kaitlyn Belisle placed 10th overall — third among NCAA Division II runners — in the women’s 10K Open-A race in 35:48.37.

Pittsburg State’s Jessica Macy won the race in 34:47.89.

Kansas Relays

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Missouri Southern’s Colton Wooldridge won the 3,000 steeplechases and Alex Mason was third on Thursday at the Kansas Relays, held this year for the first time in Rock Chalk Park.

Wooldridge won in 9:29.34, and Mason was clocked in 9:35.82.

In the women’s 1,500 meters, Emily Harris finished ninth in 4:46.28.

The Lions’ Kindra Emberton will run in the 800 meters today.

Mule Relays

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Kylie Cornman won the shot put at the Mule Relays with 47 feet, 71⁄4 inches, good for a provisional mark to the NCAA Championships.

Cornman beat runner-up Heavin Warner of Central Missouri by 11 inches.

Cornman also placed eighth in the hammer throw at 146-5.

The Lions’ Nicklas Polizzi also had a provisional, finishing fourth in the discus at 162-9.

Bryan Burns took fourth place in the shot put (49-111⁄4 ).

The Lions’ men’s and women’s team compete today at Missouri S&T in Rolla.

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