The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 17, 2013

Lions put up strong effort at UCM

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Several Missouri Southern track and field athletes earned provisional marks Friday at the Central Missouri Classic indoor meet.

On the men’s side, Seth Hackney won the shot put with a distance of 55-7.75 feet as he moved up to No. 9 nationally in the event. Lions teammates Dustin Green and Evan Moore placed second and fourth in the event, respectively. Moore also was third in the weight throw.

Missouri Southern’s Michael Juergens earned a provisional mark in the pole vault with a winning height of 16-2 to improve to 10th nationally.

The Lions swept the top three places in the long jump with Tyler Albright, Darion Boure and Clark Tanksley finishing first, second and third, respectively. Albright won with a distance of 22-6.25.

Tanksley won the high jump with a provisional height of 6-9.5, which ranks him 13th nationally. Jayce Thomas took third in the event.

Anthony Price won the 400 meters in 50.22 seconds. Erron Holley was second in the 60-meter dash, and Miles Migliara was third in the 800 meters.

Missouri Southern’s 1,600-meter relay team of Jeff Fraley, Anthony Price, Miles Migliara and Tanksley took second to Central Missouri, but threatened the school record of 3:22.12 by finishing in 3:22.26.

The Lions will be back in Warrensburg this weekend for the MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

“Conference is going to be very interesting,” Missouri Southern men’s track and field coach Tom Rutledge said. “One hundred points could win the meet, and we’re capable of scoring 100 points.”

The Missouri Southern women earned eight wins at the Central Missouri Classic and another at Nebraska.

Kaitlyn Belisle earned a provisional mark and the win in the 5,000 meters with a time 17:30.82 at Nebraska.

At Central Missouri, the Lions swept the top three spots in the long jump with Brittani Reagan winning the event and Kaylee Morgan and Taitum Mead following. Reagan earned provisional marks in the long jump and triple jump. She recorded distances of 18-2.25 and 39-2.25 in the respective events. Amber White and Shelby Newell took second and third in the triple jump.

Whitney Hardy won the high jump and earned a provisional with a height of 5-5.75. Shelby Sutherland was second in the event.

Sydney Haase won the pole vault with provisional height of 12-4, and Melanie Bower was second. Kylie Cornman won the shot put with a provisional mark of 46-5.25.

Jenna Sheppard took third in the 60-meter hurdles, and Jasmin Hughes was second in the 60-meter dash.

Addie Mengwasser won the mile in 5:24.37, while White won the 400 meters (59.75) and Sydney Potts won the 600-yard run (1:28.52). Emily Weldin was third in the 600.

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