Feb. 2, 2013
Day One - Results
Lincoln, Neb. – The Tigers just wrapped up day one of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, hosted by the University of Nebraska. The Mizzou squad met up with some of the top performers this year in fellow-SEC members Alabama, Auburn, and Florida, and left the track with four new personal best marks.
The morning started with the season’s first pentathlon competition for sophomores Katrine Haarklau and Morgan Whitson. They took fifth and eighth in the competition, respectively, and each walked away with new indoor personal bests in one of the five events. Haarklau earned her PR early on, racing to an 8.97 finish in the first event of the day: the 60m hurdles. This beats her previous PR of 9.05, made earlier this season. Whitson’s new PR came during the third event of the day, hitting a mark of 5.43m (17-9.75) in the long jump to beat out her 2012 PR of 5.25m (17-2.75).
The next event for the Tigers was the men’s weight throw, where senior Jacob Bullinger led the Tigers with his 10th place finish. The women’s weight saw the third PR for the day, as junior Bethany Pfeiffer bested her previous best mark of 17.57m (57-7.75) with a measure of 17.67m (57-11.75) on her second throw. Sophomore Kearsten Peoples finished third for the Tigers in the competition, followed by Pfeiffre in eighth.
Junior Kyle Wessel
in the pole vault competition, ending the competition at 4.78m (15-8.25). Finally, the lone track event for the Tigers was the day’s final PR, as sophomore Drake Stuedemann
ran to a 49.02 finish in the 400m dash. He finished third in his heat, 15th
overall, after dropping his previous record by 0.37 seconds.
The Tigers will be back on the track tomorrow for the final day of competition. For the latest updates on your Tigers stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Twitter @MIZ_TrackField.