The Tigers will travel to Austin, Tx., for the first round of the Championships
The senior was one of three to climb the podium on the final day
Markesh Woodson and Will Crocker will both advance to Saturday's finals
Other highlights include a pair of top-five NCAA performances in the throws
The Tigers closed Friday evening's events with 16 PR's and six event wins
Hosted by Mississippi State @ Starkville, Miss., May 14-16, 2015 (photos by Jeff Curry)
Missouri Track & Field at 2014 NCAA Preliminary Round at the University of Arkansas
Missouri Track & Field at 2014 NCAA Preliminary Round hosted at the University of Arkansas
2013 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships
MIZZOU PERSONAL BESTS
Indoor Track & Field
60m Dash - 6.58 | SEC Championships | 02/28/2015
200m Dash - 21.13 | Tyson Invitational | 02/15/2014
Outdoor Track & Field
100m Dash - 10.18 | SEC Championships | 05/12/2013
200m Dash - 21.10 | SEC Championships | 05/11/2013
- Missouri School Record Holder in the 60m dash (6.58)
- Missouri School Record Holder in the indoor 200m dash (21.13)
- 2014 NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier (100m dash)
- 2014 NCAA Indoor Championships qualifier (60m dash)
- 2013 Outdoor All-American (100m dash)
- 2013 Indoor All-American (100m dash)
- 2013 SEC Freshman Runner of the Year
60m (Ind.) - 6.60 | Armory Collegiate Invitational (New York City, NY) | 02/07/2014
200m (Ind.) - 21.13 | Tyson Invitational (Fayetteville, Ark.) | 02/15/2014
100m (Out.) - 10.35 | NCAA West Preliminary Round (Fayetteville, Ark.) | 05/29/2014
Indoor Track - Markesh continued breaking records into his sophomore season with the Tigers, adding his name to the top of the record board for the 200m dash with a 21.13 finish at the Tyson Invitational...He started his season, though, with a pair of wins in the 60m dash at the Missouri Opener (6.69) and Wisconsin v. Missouri Dual (6.79)...At the Rod McCravy Memorial, where he broke the 60m dash record for the first time during his freshman year, Markesh placed second in the 60m dash with a top time of 6.65...He followed that up with a season's best of 6.60 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, tying his school record time in the event and placing second overall...Ended his season at the SEC Championships, placing seventh in the 60m dash.
Outdoor Track - Markesh kicked off the outdoor season with a series of relays, placing fourth with the 4x400m team at the Missouri Relays before competing as a member of the 4x100m and 4x200m teams at Penn Relays...His first open 100m dash came at the Penn Relays, where he finished 11th overall with a final time of 10.69...Placed first in the 100m at the Tom Botts Invitational (10.41) before going on to don the black and gold at the SEC Championships, where he crossed in 10th for the 100m dash...Ended his season at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, hitting a season's best 10.35 in the 100m dash, placing 20th overall in the field.
60m (Ind.) - 6.60 | SEC Championships (Fayetteville, Ark.) | 02/24/2013
100m (Out.) - 10.18 | SEC Championships (Columbia, Mo.) | 05/12/2013
200m (Out.) - 21.10 | SEC Championships (Columbia, Mo.) | 05/12/2013
Indoor Track - Markesh's freshman year was one for the record books, as he came away from the indoor season with a new Missouri School Record, an SEC title, and All-American finish...He wasted no time getting to work, as he kicked off the year with a school record-tying performance in the 60m dash at the Missouri Invitational, winning the event in 6.70...He went on to break the record for the first of four times that season, taking the win at the Kentucky Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in 6.69...He had a pair of impressive performances at the Tyson Invitational, running a PR of 6.66 in the prelims, then hitting 6.63 in the finals for third overall...His final record-breaking performance came at the SEC Championships, where he became the first Tiger Track & Field athlete to win an SEC title with his 6.60 performance, and was named the SEC Freshman Runner of the Year for his efforts...Ended out the season with an All-American finish at the NCAA Championships, crossing the line in 6.66.
Outdoor Track - Markesh continued his string of performances during the outdoor season, landing in the record books as the No. 3 All-Time performer in the 100m dash and No. 9 All-Time in the 200m dash...Both PR performances came at the SEC Championships, where he earned an All-SEC honor in the 100m dash with his 10.18 finish, and placed 11th in the 200m dash with a final time of 21.10...He was also a member of the Tigers' 4x100m relay team which placed 10th at the SEC Championships...Markesh went on to place fourth in the 100m dash at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, stamping his ticket to the NCAA Championships where he earned a Second Team All-American honor with his 10th-place crossing...He was the fastest freshman at the National Championships with his wind-aided mark of 10.12.
100m Dash - 10.45 | 200m Dash - 21.19 | 400m Dash - 49.68
Markesh competed at Fountain Fort Carson HS for coach Keith Smith...Helped his team to two State Championship titles...As an individual, Markesh was State Championship runner-up in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m, and 4x200m (2010)...In 2011, he was the State Champion in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m, and 4x200m...Was All-State in the 100m and State Champion in the 4x100m and 4x200m his senior season (2012)...Markesh was an All-American athlete in high school, and won Colorado Athlete of the Week and Colorado Athlete of the Year awards.
Parents are Ronald and Stacy...Born September 6, 1993 in Killeen, Tx...Is planning on studying Sports Medicine, Psychology, or Criminal Justice at Missouri.
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