Sophomore Markesh Woodson
Feb. 15, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Junior Kearsten Peoples and sophomore Markesh Woodson continued distinguishing themselves as two of the greats in Mizzou Track & Field history on Saturday, as the pair closed out the two-day meet with new School Records in the shot put and 200-meter dash, respectively. Twenty-three Tigers joined them on the list for highlight performances, as the team leaves with four new All-Time Top Ten marks and 19 personal record (PR) showings.
The day kicked off with the field events, where Kearsten Peoples continued laying down school record marks for the fourth meet this year. She won the shot put with a mark of 17.51m (57-5.5), extending her lead on the record board by almost two feet. Peoples had first broken the record last year at the ISU Holiday Open with a mark of 16.87m (55-4.25), and surpassed it only a week ago at the Armory Collegiate Invitational with a 16.93m (55-6.5) winning throw.
"I feel good. It was fun being able to see what we've been working on over the last couple weeks and throwing far," Peoples said. "Yesterday coming off of the weight throw, I think Katie and I did well. Then coming into the shot put early today, it just shows a lot that all three of us are over 50-feet, it's exciting going into the Championships."
Peoples started the season with a pair of back-to-back weight throw School Records, the top mark coming out of the Wisconsin v. Missouri Dual where she won in 21.18m (69-6).
Sophomore Jonathan Ilori also came away with a winning performance, jumping 15.52m (50-11) in the triple jump to fall just short of his 15.53m (50-11.5) PR mark. Behind him in third was freshman Jamion Nash, who marked in a best jump of 14.91m (48-11).
Rounding out the PR performers in the field events were freshman Tyler Donels and sophomore Parker Brush. Donels placed first in the high jump competitionwith his best jump of 2.11m (6-11), while Brush placed ninth in the pole vault with a final bar of 4.86m (15-11.25).
Woodson has had quite the string of performances on the Randal Tyson Track throughout the past year. Starting with his two consecutive School Record performances during the 2013 Tyson Invitational in the 60-meter dash, then on to his final record of 6.60 in his SEC title run, and finally his All-American finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships, Woodson tallied a total of four school records in Fayetteville alone.
He took down his fifth on Saturday, as he moved up a race into the 200-meter dash and, despite a brief stumble entering the final stretch, finished seventh overall in 21.13. This overtakes the previous record of 21.31, marked by Martez Young in 1997.
"I feel good about today, even though I stumbled twice. I think I can go 20-point somewhere in the near future, probably conference," Woodson said. "Just all around, I'm pleased. We had some mishaps and bumps, but we got over everything."
Also moving up in the Top Ten list was sophomore Jacqueline Obi, who continued lowering her 200-meter dash time Saturday with a 24.76 performance. She came into the weekend ranked No. 5 in the Missouri Record Books, and after Saturday will claim the No. 4 position.
Personal record performances continued to fall in the distance events, which closed out Friday's competition with a pair of All-Time Top Ten marks from freshmen Kaitlin Fischer and Drew White in the 5000-meter run. On Saturday, it was the 3000-meter run competitors who took the track, with three of the seven Tigers emerging with new personal bests.
Leading the way for the men was sophomore Sam Dickerson and freshman Marc Dubrick, who closed with a strong second half to surpass most of the field and finish in second and third overall, respectively. Dickerson clocked in a personal best time of 8:23.33, while Dubrick just missed his by two-seconds with an 8:24.77 finish.
In the women's 3000-meter run, junior Courtney Brown also had a strong finish, moving steadily through the field to finish second in her section and 12th overall. She crossed with a new top time of 10:02.72 followed by sophomore Maria Effinger in 15th with another PR of 10:13.07.
Mizzou will close out their regular season competition next weekend at home with the Missouri Collegiate Challenge. Events in the Hearnes Center will kick off at 2:00 p.m. with the field and running events. For the latest on your Tigers, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Twitter @MIZ_TrackField.
Day Two Breakdown
** - Missouri School Record | * - All-Time Top Ten
|200m Dash, Men|
|7. Markesh Woodson, 21.13 ** | 55. Tre Chambers, 22.54|
|200m Dash, Women|
|44. Jacqueline Obi, 24.76 *|
|3000m Run, Men|
|2. Sam Dickerson, 8:23.33 | 3. Marc Dubrick, 8:24.77 | 9. Sheldon Keence, 8:39.63 | 10. Evan Chiplock, 8:41.13|
|3000m Run, Women|
|12. Courtney Brown, 10:02.72 | 15. Maria Effinger, 10:13.07 | 18. Brooke Wolfe, 10:15.71|
|Distance Medley Relay, Men|
|9. (Carey, Goodman, Crocker, Cushing), 9:59.65|
|Distance Medley Relay, Women|
|6. (Wolf, Wells, Wachter, Ross), 11:35.21|
|4x400m Relay, Men|
|17. (Stuedemann, Member-Meneh, Morrison, Smith), 3:20.11|
|Triple Jump, Men|
|1. Jonathan Ilori, 15.52m (50-11) | 5. Jamion Nash, 14.91m (48-11) | 10. Tony Carodine, 14.46m (47-5.25)|
|Pole Vault, Men|
|9. Parker Brush, 4.86m (15-11.25)|
|High Jump, Men|
|1. Tyler Donels, 2.11m (6-11) | 11. Mitch Hatten, 2.01m (6-7)|
|High Jump, Women - College|
|7. Shinelle Proctor, 1.67m (5-5.75)|
|High Jump, Women - Championship|
|11. Morgan Whitson, 1.67m (5-5.75)|
|Shot Put, Women|
|1. Kearsten Peoples, 17.51m (57-5.5) ** | 3. Jill Rushin, 16.66m (54-8) | 9. Katie Evans, 15.25m (50-0.5)|
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