Track and Field Wrap Up another record weekend at Arkansas & Texas

MUTIGERS.COM Kearsten Peoples
Kearsten Peoples

April 1, 2012

Arkansas Results | Texas Relays Results

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri Track and Field team wrapped up another record setting weekend lead by senior Leslie Farmer's (Jefferson City, MO) school record run of 58.06 in the 400m intermediate hurdles. Farmer better the school record and her personal best of 58.22 set at 2011 Big 12 Outdoor Championship. Leslie trusted her training today. She took the race out hard from the gun and held on for a terrific win. There is certainly more in the tank as she prepares for championship season in May and June" said Head Coach, Brett Halter.

While Farmer set a new school mark in the 400m hurdles, Kearsten Peoples (Ottawa, KS) quietly step another personal best and all time top ten school mark while winning the Discus Throw with a mark of 50.98 (167'3"). Peoples now sits number two on Missouri's All Time Top List in the Discus after setting the School Record in the Shot Put (56'11.5") at Missouri Relays last weekend.

Other Missouri highlights from the Arkansas Spring Invitational included field eventers Jill Rushin's personal best and runner up performance in the Shot Put (16.07m 52'8.75"), Brooks Mosier's (Lee's Summit, MO) runner up performance and season's best in the Shot Put (17.52m 57'5.75"), and tracksters Blake Irwin's (Bettendorf, IN) 800m performance of 1:50.14, Lauren Flaker's (Columbia, MO) runs in both the 100m (11.97) and 200m (24.76), Cara Forte's run in the 200m (24.93), Ryan Blackwell's (Fenton, MO) 200m personal best of 21.57

In Austin, Texas Malcolm Pennix (South Bend, IN) picked up where he left off during the indoor season leaping to 7.75m (25'5.25") to place fourth in the elite division of the Long Jump at the Texas Relays.

Head Coach Brett Halter, "Top to bottom this weekend was exactly what we had envisioned - building on last weekends momentum. We garnered more experience today for our newcomers and hauled in several more personal bests and solid NCAA Round One performances. The team is determined, focused, giving great efforts day in and day out. We will certainly continue to get better in the weeks ahead."

The Tigers will travel to LSU next weekend for the "Battle on the Bayou" matching up with future SEC foes LSU, Mississippi State and Big Ten powers Illinois, Iowa and Penn State.

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Missouri Weekend Performances:
Texas Relays

Long Jump - Seeded Section

1stJarrett SamuelsFRMississippi St7.98m26'2.25"
4thMalcolm PennixJRMissouri7.75m25'5.25"

Missouri Weekend Performances:
Arkansas Spring Invitational - Women

Hammer Throw

1stAlena KrechykJRKansas60.51m198'6"
3rdMelissa CoilSRMissouri55.03m180'6"
5thKearsten PeoplesFRMissouri54.19m177'9"
6thMegan CollinsJRMissouri52.67m172'10"
8thAmanda PfiefferSRMissouri52.61m172'7"
9thCortni ErvinJRMissouri52.47m172'2"
10thLarua GreenfieldJRMissouri52.13m171'0"
13thBethany PfeifferSOMissouri50.34m165'2"
14thJill RushinFRMissouri46.09m151'2"
15thKatie EvansSOMissouri45.27m148'6"


1stKearsten PeoplesFRMissouri50.98m167'3"
5thJill RushinFRMissouri46.38m152'2"
7thKatie EvansSOMissouri44.42m145'9"

Long Jump

1stTodea-Kay WillisJRMinnesota6.13m20'1.5"
4thErika MillerSOMissouri5.54m18'2.25"

Pole Vault - Unseeded Section

1stAbby RowJRKansas3.65m11'11.75"
2ndMaggie GivensFRMissouri3.50m11'5.75"

Pole Vault - Seeded Section

1stCami JiskraSRNebraska3.80m12'5.5"
3rdHeather GreenJRMissouri3.80m12'5.5"
3rdKatrine HaarklauFRMissouri3.80m12'5.5"

High Jump

1stJ'Lynn LedesmaSOWichita St1.77m5'9.75"
3rdMorgan WhitsonFRMissouri1.69m5'6.5"
7thCamille HayesSOMissouri1.69m5'6.5"

Shot Put

1stJelani KellySRSW MO ST16.38m53'9"
2ndJill RushinFRMissouri16.07m52'8.75"
3rdKearsten PeoplesFRMissouri16.06m52'8'.25"
6thCortni ErvinJRMissouri14.82m48'7.5"
7thKatie EvansSOMissouri14.58m47'10"
9thLaura GreenfieldJRMissouri14.30m46'11"


1stHeather BergmannSRKansas52.64m172'8"
2ndKatrine HaarklauFRMissouri45.40m148'11"
3rdBethany PfeifferSOMissouri42.84m140'7"
6thHailey TwietmeyerSOMissouri42.67m140'0"

4x100m Relay


400m Hurdles

1stLesile FarmerSRMissouri58.06


1stChimerem OkorojiSRMinnesota11.62
8thLauren FlakerSOMissouri11.97
13thCara ForteSOMissouri12.13


1stReyare ThomasSOIowa Central23.48
16thLaruen FlakerSOMissouri24.76
19thCara ForteSOMissouri24.93

Arkansas Spring Invitational - Men


1stMatt BanseSRIowa59.20m194'3"
3rdJacob BullingerJRMissouri56.96m186'10"
4thBrian DuncanFRMissouri56.56m185'7"
5thBrooks MosierJRMissouri54.25m178'0"
6thTim OpferSRMissouri51.97m170'6"
8thAlex McDonaldSOMissouri50.78m166'7"


1stMason FinelyJRKansas56.80m186'4"
5thAlex McDonaldSOMissouri50.25m164'10"
6thTim OpferSRMissouri49.57m162'7"

Shot Put

1stMason FinelyJRKansas18.22m59'9.5"
2ndBrooks MosierJRMissouri17.52m57'5.75"


1stRicky WestJRMissouri3:48.84


1stErik SowinskiSRIowa46.81
11thMatt PickerelSRMissouri48.37

400m Hurdles

1stMiles UkaomaSONebraaka50.72
7thKellyn FogartySRMissouri52.66
15thAndy SchuckenbrockSOMissouri54.36


1stMark SitekFRJCCC21.15
7thRyan BlackwellSRMissouri21.57

800m Seeded

1stPatrick RonoSOArkansas1:49.64
3rdBlake IrwinJRMissouri1:50.14

4x400m Relay




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