Feb. 8, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Tigers finished out the two-day Armory Collegiate Invitational on Saturday, with sophomores Jonathan Ilori and Tony Carodine placing second and third in the men's triple jump. Junior Kearsten Peoples and senior Katie Evans were also back in action as they came back from Friday's shot put competition to hit the ring once more in the weight throw. Rounding out the action for the Tigers was senior Tre Chambers, who took the blocks for the 200-meter dash.
Ilori hit his season best in the triple jump on Saturday, marking in at 15.29m (50-2) to place second overall. Just behind him in third was Carodine, who also hit his season best with a jump of 15.24m (50-0). Jamion Nash rounded out the competition for the Tigers with a 13th-place finish.
"It's great to see them starting to do the things necessary to jump far," said Carjay Lyles, assistant coach in charge of the sprints, hurdles, and horizontal jumps. "I'm excited about their development and I know that it's a matter of time before their hard work returns some of the best marks in the country."
In the throws, Peoples followed up her first-place performance in the shot put on Friday with a fourth-place mark in the weight throw, followed by Evans in 18th overall.
This rounds out a successful weekend on the east coast for the Tigers, which included a pair of Missouri School Record performances from Peoples and sophomore Markesh Woodson. Peoples out-threw her own record in the shot put to win the event in 16.93m (55-6.5), while Woodson tied his own 60m dash record with a second-place finish in 6.60. Also walking away with a new PR was junior Jill Rushin in the shot put (16.80m/55-1.5) and sophomore Nadum Member-Meneh in the 400-meter dash (49.56).
The teams will be back on the road next weekend, with groups going to Ames, IA, for the Iowa State Invitational and Fayetteville, AR, for the Tyson Invitational. For the latest on your Tigers, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Twitter @MIZ_TrackField.
Armory Collegiate Invitational - Saturday
TRIPLE JUMP, MEN - 2. Jonathan Ilori, 15.29m (50-2) | 3. Tony Carodine, 15.24m (50-0) | 13. Jamion Nash, 14.48m (47-6.25)
WEIGHT THROW, WOMEN - 4. Kearsten Peoples, 18.76m (61-6.75) | 18. Katie Evans, 16.23m (53-3)
200m DASH, MEN - 37. Tre Chambers, 22.63
Armory Collegiate Invitational - Friday
SHOT PUT, WOMEN - 1. Kearsten Peoples, 16.93m (55-6.5) | 2. Jill Rushin, 16.80m (55-1.5) | 6. Katie Evans, 15.77m (51-9)
60m DASH, MEN - 2. Markesh Woodson, 6.60 | 47. Tre Chambers, 7.07
60m DASH, WOMEN - 46. Chelsie Stevens, 7.79
60m HURDLES, MEN - 19. Kyle Smith, 8.08 (8.06p)
400m DASH, MEN - 27. Nadum Member-Meneh, 49.56 | 46. Drake Stuedemann, 50.02