19 student-athletes named to teams, while both men's and women's teams are recognized
More records fall as Peoples, Roxberg, and Farmer set new all-time top marks
Kansas St. to play host for Missouri's final Big 12 Outdoor Championships
Missouri leads the conference with 26 women and 27 men selected to the team
Tiger men land 27 on All-Big 12 Academic Team while women land 26.
Senior recognition video
|Hammer Throw||54.81m (179-10)|
|Weight Throw||17.24m (56-7)|
- MSHSAA Class 2 Discus Record Holder
- 2011 NCAA Championship Preliminary Round Qualifier (Discus)
Indoor: Reset his personal-best in the weight throw at the Bill Bergan Invitational with a throw of 17.26m, placing him eighth overall ... Competed in the weight throw at the Big 12 Championships and placed 15th overall with a throw of 16.82m. Outdoor:NCAA Preliminary Round qualifier in the discus after registering a personal-best mark of 52.55m at the Big 12 Championships, which ranked just shy of earning him All-Big 12 honors ... Also competed in the hammer throw at the Big 12 Championships where he tossed a personal-best 54.38m en-route to an 11th-place finish in the event, also just shy of All-Big 12 honors.
Indoor: Posted a weight throw of 17.17m (56-4) at the MU-KU Border Dual, a significant season-best mark ... His second-best mark of the season came at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge as he posted a throw of 16.71m (54-10) ... Competed at the Big 12 Championships where he turned in a throw of 16.32m (53-6 ½). Outdoor: Competed in both the discus and hammer throws at the Big 12 Championships ... His best finish at the event came in the discus where he finished 10th overall with a throw of 48.93m (160-6) ... Threw 50.18m (164-7) in the hammer throw at the Championships as he finished 15th overall in the event ... Threw a personal-best measurement of 50.90m (167-0) at the Arkansas Twilight as he finished fourth overall in the event ... Also turned in a personal-best throw of 54.13m (177-7) in the hammer throw during the outdoor season, doing so at the Tom Botts Invitational as he finished second overall in the event ... Earned Academic All-Big 12 honors.
Indoor: Tossed a personal-best 16.56m (54-4) in the weight throw at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, placing 14th overall. Outdoor: Finished 12th in the Big 12 in the hammer throw with a personal-best throw of 49.93m (163-9) ... Placed 13th in the discus at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a throw of 49.18 (161-4) ... Season- and personal-best mark in the discus came at the John McDonnell Invitational where he heaved a mark of 50.34m (165-2).
Outdoor: Redshirt season. Indoor: Redshirt season ... winner of the MU All-Comers weight throw event.
2007 MSHSAA Class 2 Discus Champion, throwing for class record 173-10 ... two-time all-state performer, three-time state qualifier with the discus ... three-time MSHSAA District champion, two-time MRVC champion with the disc ... qualified for the MSHSAA Championships with the shot as well in 2007 ... prep bests: discus (1.5 kg), 180-5; shot put (12 lbs.), 48-5 ... was also a first-team All-State defensive lineman (2006) for his football team that was district champions in 2005 ... also a two-year letterman in basketball ... earned MRVC All-Conference honors in band for three years with the trumpet ... high school track and field coach - Andy Ferking.
Son of Glenn and Julie Opfer ... majoring in biology and is in the pre-dential program ... wants to be a pediatric dentist/orthodontist in the future ... was his senior class valedictorian and a Wendy's High School Heisman nominee ... each summer, travels on a mission trip with church to help repair homes for the elderly ... his mother, Juile, was an MU grad ... born September 14, 1988 in Kansas City, Mo.
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