Tigers Wrap Up Action at the Battle on the Bayou

MUTIGERS.COM Kinsey Farren
Kinsey Farren

April 7, 2012

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri Track and Field team wrapped up another solid weekend of track and field action at LSU's "Battle on the Bayou". Tiger Captain Dan Quigley (Saint Louis, MO) led the Tigers by winning the men's 1500m run with a personal best and meet record of 3:45.50. Heading into weekend, Quigley's time is good enough for 11th on the National Descending Order List. In all, the Tiger Men placed three in the top 4 in the men's 1500m as junior Max Storms (Kansas City, MO) and freshman Merid Seleshi (Ontario, Canada) placed second and fourth posting times of 3:46.86 and 3:49.12 respectively. Both Storms and Seleshi not only set personals bests but also bettered the previous meet record of 3:49.29 set in 2011.

The "Battle on the Bayou" featured competition from LSU, Missouri, Connecticut, Mississippi State, Penn State, Texas Tech, Iowa, Illinois, and Houston.

Not to be out done by their teammates in the 1500m run, Ricky West (Scarborough, Ontario) and Blake Irwin (Bettendorf, Iowa) also bettered the previous meet record in the men's 800m run. Both West and Irwin clocked a seasons bests and 1:47.30 and 1:48.07. West's mark currently stands as a top five time in the NCAA.

"Dan and Max did a great job setting the tone for the guys today. We talk a lot about using these meets not only to try to go in and win, but to make sure we take advantage of great competition to propel us to run fast. Each did a great job of this making moves at the right time throughout the race and helping one another out. The same can be said about Ricky and Blake really digging in against some of the best 800 meter runners in the country", said Men's Distance Coach Joe Lynn.



Junior Brooks Mosier (Lee's Summit, MO) helped lead Tiger field eventers to some solid performances as well on Saturday. Mosier's throw of 17.58m (57'8.25") in the Shot Put surpassed the previous meet record as well and was good enough for third on the day. Other strong marks were turned in by Brian Duncan (Iberia, MO) with a 57.96m (190'2") toss in the Hammer Throw for eighth place, freshman MaCauley Garton (Shawnee, KS) placing fifth in the Javelin Throw with a toss of 62.28m (204'4"), and Malcom Pennix (South Bend, IN) with a fifth place jump of 7.47m (24'6.25") in the Long Jump.

The women's team was once again led by freshman Kearsten Peoples who continues to set the bar high during her outdoor campaign, capturing another meet record. People's winning mark in the Shot Put of 17.03m (55'10.5") was nearly six feet better than the previous mark set in 2011. The Tiger women placed five in the competition's top eight as Jill Ruhin, Cortni Ervin, Laura Greenfield and Katie Evans placed third, fourth, fifth and eighth overall.

Other notable performances for the Tiger women in Baton Rouge came from freshman Liz Reida (Springfield, MO) and Courtney Wood (Neosho, MO) finishing third and fourth in the 3,000m Steeplechase, Leslie Farmer (Jefferson City, MO) running another strong 400m Hurdle race finishing in third, and the fourth, fifth, and sixth place finish in the Javelin Throw coming from Katrine Haarklau (Bergan, Norway), Hailey Twietmeyer (Cheney, KS), and Bethany Pfeiffer (Boonville, MO).

On Friday night in Palo Alto, CA, Kinsey Farren (Dallas, TX) and Bailey Belvis (Prosper, TX) competed in the 10,000m run and 5,000m run respectively. Farren led the charge running to a huge personal best time of 34:37.10 at Stanford University, placing her in the top 3 all-time for Tigers in the 10,000m.

The Men's and Women's teams from Missouri will return to action next Saturday as the program will host the Tom Botts Invitational at Audrey J. Walton Stadium. Joining the Tigers will be teams from Illinois, Iowa, Loyola (IL), Depaul, and Missouri State. The meet will kick off with field events starting at 10:00am and running events at 11:00am.

Missouri Weekend Performances:
Battle on the Bayou - Women

Hammer Throw
1stFavian CowardsSRMississippi St60.84m199'7" 
7thCortni ErvinJRMissouri54.97m180'4 
8thMelissa CoilSRMissouri54.65m 179'3" 
10thKearsten PeoplesFRMissouri54.10m 177'6" 
11thMegan CollinsJRMissouri53.20m 174'6" 
12thBethany PfeifferSOMissouri52.76m 173'1" 
13thLaura GreenfieldJRMissouri51.49m 168'11" 
5thJill RushinFRMissouri49.41m 162'1" 
6thKatie EvansSOMissouri49.25m 161'7" 
1stSami StokesSRLSU52.73m 173'0" 
2ndKearsten PeoplesFRMissouri50.82m 166'9"Meet Record
8thKatie EvansSOMissouri45.72m 150'0" 
9thJil RushinFRMissouri45.41m149'0" 
Long Jump
1stBrittany PorterJRLSU6.21m20'4.5" 
9thErika MillerSOMissouri5.67m18'7.25" 
Pole Vault
1stShade WeygandtJRTexas Tech4.33m14'2.5" 
6thHeather GreenJRMissouri3.73m12'2.75" 
Shot Put
1stKearsten PeoplesFRMissouri17.03m55'10.5"Meet Record
3rdJill RushinFRMissouri15.20m49'10.5"Meet Record
4th Cortni ErvinJRMissouri14.90m48'10.75" 
5thLaura GreenfieldJRMissouri14.62m47'11.75" 
8th Katie EvansSOMissouri14.16m46'5.5" 
1stLaura LohtSOPenn State49.91m163'9" 
4thKatrine HaarklauFRMissouri45.88m150'6" 
5th Hailey TwietmeyerSOMissouri45.75m150'1" 
6thBethany PfeifferSOMissouri44.5om146'0" 
400m Hurdles
3rdLesile FarmerSRMissouri59.28 
3000m Steeplechase
1stMaddie AufmannJRIllinois10:40.70 
3rdLiz ReidaFRMissouri11:05.88 
4thCourtney WoodFRMissouri11:15.36 
4x400m Relay

Battle on the Bayou - Men

1stMichael LauroSRLSU64.66m212'2" 
8thBrian DuncanFRMissouri57.96m 190'2" 
4thBrooks MosierJRMissouri52.80m 173'3" 
6thAlex McDonaldSOMissouri51.17m 166'7" 
7thTim OpferSRMissouri51.15m 167'10" 
1st Gabe HullFRIowa55.01m180-06 
6thBrooks MosierJRMissouri 51.26m 168-02 
7thAlex McDonaldSOMissouri 51.23m 168-01 
8thTim OpferSRMissouri 51.17m 167-10 
8thJacob BullingerJRMissouri45.63m 149-08 
Shot Put
1st Joe KovacsSRPenn State19.18m 62-11.25Meet Record
3rdBrooks MosierJRMissouri 17.58m57-08.25Meet Record
5thAlex McDonaldSOMissouri 15.52m 50-11.00 
Pole Vault
1st Kyal MeyersSOTexas Tech 5.29m 17-04.25Meet Record
7th Kyle WesselSOMissouri4.81m15-09.25 
Long Jump
1st Damar ForbesJRLSU7.80m 25-07.25Meet Record
5th Malcom PennixJRMissouri7.47m 24-06.25 
Triple Jump
1st Lawrence WillisTiger Olympians 16.34m53-07.50 
10thJonathon Ilori FRMissouri4.40m47-03.00 
1st Keyth TalleySRLSU10.39 
5th Malcom PennixJRMissouri 10.90 
1st Tavaris TateJRMiss State45.45 
10thRyan BlackwellSRMissouri47.96 
5th Matt PickerelSRMissouri 48.33 
400m Hurdles
1st Jamele MasonSRTexas Tech 49.85Meet Record
5th Kellyn FogartySRMissouri 52.99 
1st Erik SowinskiSRIowa 1:47.02Meet Record
2nd Ricky WestJRMissouri1:47.30Meet Record
4thBlake IrwinJRMissouri1:48.07Meet Record
1st Dan Quigley SRMissouri 3:45.50Meet Record
2nd Max StormsJRMissouri 3:46.86Meet Record
4th Merid SeleshiFRMissouri 3:49.12Meet Record
9th Kenneth CushingFRMissouri 3:52.38 
11th Kyle RoodSRMissouri 3:53.79 
13thPhillip KingSRMissouri 3:55.46 
1st Joe ClarkJRConnecticut 8:28.26 
7th Hayden LeggSOMissouri 8:44.74 
4x400m Relay
1st   Miss State3:03.12 
5th  Missouri3:11.75 
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