The senior was the second finisher for the U.S.
The senior will compete for the U.S. at this weekend's Pan-American Sports Festival
53 returners and 17 freshmen were commended for their academic achievements
Peoples led the pair in seventh, followed by Rushin in eighth
The pair of juniors qualified for Wednesday evening's shot put finals
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
|INDOOR TRACK & FIELD|
|Shot Put||16.87m (55-4.25)||Cyclone Holiday Preview||12/07/2012|
|Weight Throw||19.81m (65-0)||SEC Championships||02/23/2013|
|OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD|
|US Olympic Trials||06/2012|
- Missouri School Record Holder in the indoor shot put (16.87m / 55-4.25)
- Missouri School Record Holder in the outdoor shot put (18.22m / 59-9.5)
- Missouri School Record Holder in the discus (55.60m / 182-5)
- 2013 Outdoor All-American (shot put)
- 2013 Indoor All-American (shot put)
- 2013 Outdoor SEC Champion (shot put)
- 2013 Outdoor All-SEC (discus)
- 2013 Indoor All-SEC (weight throw)
- Fourth-place at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials (shot put)
- 2012 Outdoor All-American (shot put)
- 2012 Outdoor All-American (discus)
- 2012 Outdoor NCAA Championships qualifier (hammer)
- 2012 Outdoor Big 12 Champion (discus)
- 2012 Outdoor All-Big 12 (shot put)
- 2011 Indoor All-Big 12 (weight throw)
IndoorTrack- It was another record-breaking season for Kearsten as she broke the Missouri School Record for the indoor shot put at the first meet of the season...She threw 16.87m (55-4.25) at the Cyclone Holiday Preview to place 2nd in event, taking down the previous record of 16.71m (54-10) by Shernelle Nicholls...She also placed 2nd in the weight throw at the Holiday Preview, breaking her PR for the first time this season in 19.5m (64-2.5)...Won both the shot put and weight throw competitions at the Missouri Invitational...Was 2nd in the shot put at the Husker Invitational with a throw of 16.16m (53-0.25), and placed 3rd in the weight throw with a mark of 19.38m (63-7)...Took home another win in the shot put at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge before going on to earn her first All-SEC finish at the Indoor Championships in the weight throw, hitting a new PR of 19.81m (65-0) to place 3rd...Ended the season at the NCAA Championships, where she finished 9th in the shot put with a toss of 16.72m (54-10.25) to earn Second Team All-American
Indoor Track- Competed unattached at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge, winning both the shot put and weight throw competitions with marks of 15.81m (51-10.5) and 18.99m (62-3.5), respectively
Indoor Track- Started her illustrious career at Missouri with her first All-Big 12 honor, and a personal-record, in the weight throw, marking in at 18.92m (62-1) for third place in the conference...Also competed in the shot put throughout the season, taking home three wins in the event...Her season-best throw of 15.86m (52-0.5) came at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational and was enough to get her a third-place finish overall...Her second-best shot put mark waas at the final meet of the season, the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier, where she finished sixth with a throw of 15.45m (50-8.25)...Her second-best weight throw mark of 18.49m (60-8) was good to win the event at the KU MU Dual Meet
Competed at Ottawa HS for coach Evan Shaffer...Kearsten was a four-time League champion in the shot put and two-time League champion in the discus...As a freshman, she was third at the KSHSAA State Championships...She was a three-time State champion in the shot put (2008-2010) and two-time State champion in the discus (2009, 2010)...She set Kansas State records in both the shot put (51-10.75) and discus (166-7)...Kearsten was also a successful basketball player throughout high school, making League Honorable Mention and Ottawa Herald All-Area (2008/09, 2009/10), League First Team (2009/10), and All-State Honorable Mention (2009/10)
Mom is Christina Reedy, brother James...Born December 20, 1991 in Merriam, KS...Her brother, James, plays football for Hutchison County Community College...She is studying Human Development and Family Studies at Missouri
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