Top Ten Marks Highlight Day One at Kentucky



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Jan. 24, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Tigers closed day one of the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet on Friday night with two new All-Time Top Ten marks from sophomores Markesh Woodson and Jacqueline Obi, a pair of second-place finishes from juniors Morgan Whitson (pentathlon) and Kearsten Peoples (weight throw), and three personal record performances.  Events will continue in Lexington tomorrow morning.

"I thought that, like last week, everybody competed terrifically," Head Coach Brett Halter said. "I'm looking forward to tomorrow.  The teams that are lining up here are some perennial track powers, and I think we're going to see some really fantastic results top to bottom in all events."

The day began with Whitson and her first pentathlon competition of the season.  She came out of the 60-meter hurdles, the first event of the day, in fourth-place overall before hitting her stride during the high jump competition.  She battled between first and second for the remainder of the competition before ending the day in second with a total of 3,749 points.  This puts her at No. 18 in the nation and No. 6 in the SEC, according to the most recent rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).  

Events began in full-force after the conclusion of the pentathlon, with Woodson and senior Tre Chambers hitting the track first in the 200-meter dash.  This was Woodson's first indoor 200-meter race, and he finished in 21.47 for fifth overall, joining Chambers on the All-Time Top Ten list.

Sophomore Jacqueline Obi also hit the blocks for the 200-meter dash, finishing in 24.97 for 16th-place overall.

Next up was the first section of the women's long jump, which featured freshman Lynnsey Brim and sophomore Kerri Furbert.  Furbert placed second in the first flight, 11th overall, with her jump of 5.56m (18-3), while Brim earned a personal best of 5.43m (17-9.75) for third in the flight, 14th overall.

Senior Katie Evans added to the personal record list with her performance in the women's weight throw.  She placed 10th overall with a toss of 17.51m (57-5.25).  Junior Kearsten Peoples, who owns the Mizzou School Record in the event placed second with a throw of 20.34m (66-8.75).

Personal records in the field events continued to fall as senior Shinelle Proctor jumped to a new best of 1.72m (5-7.75).  She went jump-for-jump with fellow-senior Camille Hayes, who tied her indoor personal record mark.  They tied for fifth in the field.

All-Time Top Ten performers in the pole vault junior Maggie Givens and freshman Alyssa Applebee were back on the runway this afternoon and finished 13th and 16th in the field, respectively.

In the long jump, ophomore Jonathan Ilori placed finished first in his flight, seventh overall, with a top jump of 7.14m (23-5.25).

Freshman Sheldon Keence ended out the day's events for the Tigers with his first 5,000m run on the indoor track.  He finished 10th overall in the field.

Events continue tomorrow in Lexington, starting with noon EST with the women's shot put.  For the latest on your Tigers, stay tuned to and follow the team on Twitter @MIZ_TrackField.

Mizzou Results - Day One
Pentathlon - 2. Morgan Whitson, 3,749
     60m Hurdles - 4. Whitson, 9.35
     High Jump - 1. Whitson, 1.70m (5-7)
     Shot Put - 2. Whitson, 11.77m (38-7.5)
     Long Jump - 2. Whitson, 5.59m (18-4.25)
     800m Run - 7. Whitson, 2:30.75 
Weight Throw - 2. Kearsten Peoples, 20.34m (66-8.75)  |  10. Katie Evans, 17.51m (57-5.25)
Long Jump, Women - 11. Kerri Furbert, 5.56m (18-3)  |  14. Lynnsey Brim, 5.43m (17-9.75)
200m Dash, Men -
5. Markesh Woodson, 21.47  |  21. Tre Chambers, 22.89
200m Dash, Women -  16. Jacqueline Obi, 24.97
High Jump, Women - 5. Camille Hayes, 1.72m (5-7.75)  |  5. Shinelle Proctor, 1.72m (5-7.75)
Pole Vault, Women -
13. Maggie Givens, 3.73m (12-2.75)  |  16. Alyssa Applebee, 3.58m (11-9)
Long Jump, Men -
7. Jonathan Ilori, 7.14m (23-5.25)
5,000m Run, Men - 
 10. Sheldon Keence, 15:26.43



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