Freshman Alyssa Applebee
Feb. 21, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Exciting performances abounded on Friday as the Tigers took on their final regular season meet at home with the Collegiate Challenge. As the teams close in on the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships next week in College Station, Tx., they add another four All-Time Top Ten marks and 13 personal best performances to the already lengthy list of accomplishments accrued over the season.
"We're in a great position heading into the championships," Head Coach Brett Halter said. "The folks that lined up to get sharp today did a great job, really shows that we're ready heading into championship season. I saw great things happening all over the place today, so it was good."
The women's weight throw started the day for the Tigers, with junior Kearsten Peoples taking home her seventh win this season with a toss of 20.49m (67-2.75). In third-place was the day's first PR performance, as senior Katie Evans notched her first All-Time Top Ten mark in the event with a top throw of 18.48m (60-7.75). She now comes in at No. 8 in the record book.
In fifth was junior Camille Hackamack, who nabbed her second consecutive PR mark in the weight throw. Hackamack surpassed her previous best at the Missouri Invitational by eight-feet, and outdid herself once again on Friday with a one-foot PR of 15.53m (50-11.5).
The men's weight throw also saw a pair of PR marks as sophomore Nick Sublett threw his way to a first-place finish and a two-foot PR with his best toss of 17.23m (56-6.5). In second behind Sublett was freshman Ahren Bohanan who marked in at 16.28m (53-5) for a three-foot PR.
Another winning PR performance came out of the throws ring, as junior Jill Rushin let loose a PR mark of 16.90m (55-5.5) in the shot put, surpassing her previous best by four-inches. That throw would have also passed up the Missouri School Record mark from last year, which stood at 16.87m (55-4.25) before Peoples threw her new record of 17.51m (57-5.5) last weekend at the Tyson Invitational. Senior Katie Evans finished second, followed by junior Morgan Whitson in seventh.
The women's pole vault once again saw new All-Time Top Ten marks fall, as junior Maggie Givens improved upon her current No. 2 mark with a winning bar of 3.97m (13-0.25). Junior Katrine Haarklau placed third in the field, followed by another PR from freshman Alyssa Applebee (3.87m/12-8.25) to place fourth and tie with Heather Green for the No. 4 spot on the All-Time Top Ten.
Rounding out highlights from the field events were sophomores Tony Carodine (triple jump) and Kerri Furbert (long jump), senior Shinelle Proctor (high jump) and freshman Tyler Donels (high jump), who all placed first in their respective events.
Sophomores Chelsie Stevens and Jacqueline Obi defended their home track with wins in the women's 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash, respectively. Next across the line for the black and gold in the 60-meter was freshman Lynnsey Brim in third and senior Shinelle Proctor in fourth, while freshman Sydney Wells placed third in the women's 200-meter dash.
Junior Morgan Whitson knocked down her 60-meter hurdles by a few clips, placing sixth overall after her preliminary round PR of 9.16.
The Tigers garnered four first-place finishes in the mid-distance and distance events, starting with freshman Kaelyn Balch who timed in at 17:38.42 for her first 5000-meter on the track. Fellow-freshmen Sheldon Keence and Cain Winebrenner were the first finishers in the mile and 800-meter run, respectively, with Winebrenner crossing with a new PR of 1:55.95. Junior Courtney Wood ran away for the win in the day's final distance events, crossing with a new PR of 10:15.04 in the women's 3000-meter run.
Next up for Mizzou is the trip down to College Station, Tx., for the SEC Indoor Championships. Events will begin Thursday and continue through Saturday evening. For the latest on your Tigers, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Twitter @MIZ_TrackField.
1. Sydney Wells, 58.66
1. Kaelyn Balch, 17:38.42
1. Tony Carodine, 15.17m (49-9.25)
1. Jill Rushin, 16.90m (55-5.5) | 2. Katie Evans, 15.10m (49-6.5) | 7. Morgan Whitson, 12.31m (40-4.75)
3. Nick Sublett, 14.74m (48-4.5) | 9. Tim Gilman, 12.96m (42-6.25) | 10. Ser Whitaker, 12.80m (42-0)
1. Kearsten Peoples, 20.49m (67-2.75) | 2. Katie Evans, 18.48m (60-7.75) | 5. Camille Hackamack, 15.53m (50-11.5)
1. Nick Sublett, 17.23m (56-6.5) | 2. Ahren Bohanan, 16.28m (53-5) | 8. Tanner Buschmann, 14.27m (46-10)
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