April 5, 2014
Junior Sam Dickerson | Photo by Jeff Curry
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Tigers closed out a busy weekend on Saturday, departing Alabama and the Crimson Tide Invitational with ten personal record performances (PR's), four new All-Time Top Ten marks, and an event win from senior Shinelle Proctor in the women's high jump (1.70m / 5-7).
The weekend began in Stanford on Friday, where freshman Kaitlyn Fischer made her Tiger debut in the 10,000-meter run with the No. 3 mark in Mizzou history in 34:08.50.
The Tigers continued laying down new record performances into Saturday in Tuscaloosa, with juniors Courtney Wood and Maggie Givens, sophomore Sam Dickerson, and freshman Alyssa Applebee all improving upon their marks on the All-Time Top Ten boards.
"Our teams competed extremely well today against national-class fields," Head Coach Brett Halter said. "We had several important individual break-throughs over the course of the weekend, and both teams demonstrated terrific competitive tenacity. We are in an excellent position for some exciting things to happen for us in May and June with our ongoing process-orientation and effort-driven mindset. We're really excited for our teams."
IN THE FIELD
Field events kicked off the day with a pair of PR's from the throws ring. Freshman Tanner Buschmann placed fourth in the men's discus with his best mark of 49.74m (163-2), while junior Camille Hackamack continued extending her PR in the hammer throw with a toss of 48.47m (159-0).
In the jumps, sophomore Tony Carodine and junior Jonathan Ilori returned after their record book performances in the triple jump at last weekend's Texas Relays. Both switched over to the long jump on Saturday, with Carodine placing seventh in his first outdoor competition in the event after a best mark of 6.92m (22-8.5). Ilori placed fourteenth in the field with a new PR of 6.62m (21-8.75).
Also bouncing back from a record book performance in Texas last weekend was senior Hailey Twietmeyer, who placed first at Texas States' Bobcat Invitational with the second-best javelin performance in Missouri history, throwing 49.28m (161-8). She placed fifth in Saturday's field with a top toss of 49.13m (161-2).
Junior Macauley Garton, who moved into the No. 3 spot on the javelin All-Time Top Ten list in his season opener two weeks ago (69.69m / 228-8), finished as runner-up in Alabama with a best toss of 68.10m (223-5).
The pole vault women closed out the field events for the Tigers, with junior Katrine Haarklau leading the way for the black and gold with a fourth-place performance of 3.97m (13-0.25). Next up was freshman Alyssa Applebee and junior Maggie Givens, who both extended their PR's to place eighth and ninth, respectively. The pair had moved into the No. 4 spot on the All-Time Top Ten list last weekend with their performances at the Bobcat Invitational. They will maintain their positions on the record board after their 3.87m (12-8.25) jumps on Saturday.
ON THE TRACK
Kicking off events on the track was sophomore Sam Dickerson, who defended both his title and meet record mark in the 3000-meter Steeplechase. Dickerson won the event once again with a new meet record time of 8:51.74, knocking five-seconds off the time from last year, and moving up the All-Time Top Ten list to No. 6.
Also clocking in a new All-Time Top Ten mark was junior Courtney Wood in the women's 3000-meter Steeplechase. Wood placed third with her PR performance of 10:28.20, moving up from the No. 6 spot in Missouri's history books to become the second-fastest women in school history for the event.
In the women's 1500-meter run, sophomore Libby Luciani also notched in a significant PR, placing fourth in the field with her career-best time of 4:31.37.
The men's and women's 5000-meter runs closed out the day for the Tigers, with three freshmen men making their outdoor debut. Evan Chiplock, Joe McKenna, and Drew White all finished in the top ten of the field to open up their first outdoor season in the black and gold, crossing in fourth, sixth, and eighth, respectively.
Ending the night was one final PR performance, as sophomore Maria Effinger placed sixth in the women's 5000-meter run with a final time of 17:07.31. She was followed by sophomore Sam Garrett in tenth, freshman Brooke Wolfe in 11th, freshman Megan Cunningham in 12th, and freshman Kaelyn Balch in 13th.
Next up for the Tigers is their first of two home meets during the outdoor season, the Missouri Relays on April 12th. For the latest on your Tigers, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Twitter @MIZ_TrackField.
RESULTS - FIELD EVENTS
Men's Pole Vault - 4. Parker Brush, 4.70m (15-5)
Women's Pole Vault - 4. Katrine Haarklau, 3.97m (13-0.25) | 8. Alyssa Applebee, 3.87m (12-8.25) | 9. Maggie Givens, 3.87m (12-8.25) | 12. Heather Green, 3.72m (12-2.5)
Men's High Jump - 6. Mitch Hatten, 2.05m (6-8.75) | 7. Tyler Donels, 2.00m (6-6.75)
Women's High Jump - 1. Shinelle Proctor, 1.70m (5-7)
Men's Long Jump - 7. Tony Carodine, 6.92m (22-8.5) | 14. Jonathan Ilori, 6.62m (21-8.75)
Women's Long Jump - 8. Kerri Furbert, 5.69m (18-8)
Men's Hammer - 4. Brian Duncan, 60.65m (198-11.75) | 14. Tanner Buschmann, 43.20m (141-8.75)
Women's Hammer - 12. Camille Hackamack, 48.47m (159-0)
Men's Discus - 5. Tanner Buschmann, 49.74m (163-2)
Men's Javelin - 2. Macauley Garton, 68.10m (223-5)
Women's Javelin - 5. Hailey Twietmeyer, 49.13m (161-2) | 11. Sandra Hampton, 40.06m (131-5)
RESULTS - TRACK EVENTS
Men's 100m Dash - 7. Niager Mathis, 10.85 | 14. Jonathan Ilori, 11.19 | 16. Tony Carodine, 11.64 | 18. Jamion Nash, 11.80
Women's 100m Dash - 9. Chelsie Stevens, 12.32 | 11. Jacqueline Obi, 12.36
Men's 200m Dash - 10. Jerrad Mason, 22.32 | 14. Niager Mathis, 24.73
Women's 200m Dash - 6. Jacqueline Obi, 25.00 | 7. Chelsie Stevens, 25.06 | 22. Sydney Wells, 26.24
Men's 400m Dash - 9. Nadum Member-Meneh, 49.48
Women's 400m Dash - 9. Sydney Wells, 57.43
Men's 800m Run - 14. T.J. Carey, 1:51.44 | 19. Cody Johnson, 1:56.13 | 20. Ben Goodman, 1:56.71 | 21. Cain Winebrenner, 1:56.56
Women's 800m Run - 8. Landon Wachter, 2:11.23 | 9. Kayla Wolf, 2:11.32 | 11. Alison Ross, 2:11.57
Men's 1500m Run - 3. Kenny Cushing, 3:51.08 | 4. Tyler Schneider, 3:51.78 | 7. Chandler Dye, 3:53.19 | 12. Will Crocker, 3:58.36
Women's 1500m Run - 4. Libby Luciani, 4:31.37
Men's 5000m Run - 4. Evan Chiplock, 14:33.51 | 6. Joe McKenna, 14:44.21 | 8. Drew White, 14:31.54 | 12. Hayden Legg, 15:21.57
Women's 5000m Run - 6. Maria Effinger, 17:07.31 | 10. Sam Garrett, 17:32.45 | 11. Brooke Wolfe, 17:35.48 | 12. Megan Cunningham, 17:37.13 | 13. Kaelyn Balch, 17:43.89
Men's 400m Hurdles - 5. Drake Stuedemann, 54.76
Men's 3000m Steeplechase - 1. Sam Dickerson, 8:51.74 #6 | 5. Shannon Hall, 9:28.48
Women's 3000m Steeplechase - 3. Courtney Wood, 10:28.20 #2 | 7. Teylar Adelsberger, 11:26.78
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