May 18, 2014
Junior Jill Rushin
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Tigers closed out the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championships on Sunday with another podium finish from junior Jill Rushin, who took third in the women's discus to close out the weekend's field event performances. The women placed seventh with an impressive 62-point tally; the men closed the weekend in 13th.
Rushin edged her way into the final round as the last qualifier and wasted no time launching into third, hitting a top mark of 52.69m (172-10) on her fourth attempt. Finishing just behind her was fellow-junior Kearsten Peoples, who tallied another set of points for the Tigers with her fourth-place finish.
The pair returned after an exciting 1-2 performance in the women's shot put on Saturday, which put Rushin at the top of the podium for the first time in her career.
Other field event point-scorers for the black and gold out of day three include junior Macauley Garton in the javelin (seventh), junior Jonathan Ilori in the triple jump (fifth), and junior Mitch Hatten, who tied his PR of 2.08m (6-9.75) to place seventh in the high jump.
The pair of 1500-meter finalists, sophomore Will Crocker and junior Kenny Cushing brough,t in the first set of points from the track on Sunday. Crocker came from behind to take the lead going into the final lap, holding out until the last 200-meters to wind up seventh in 3:51.37. Coming in just ahead of him was Cushing, who took sixth with his final time of 3:51.07.
Also coming out with a gutsy debut in an SEC final was freshman Kayla Wolf, who battled against some of the top mid-distance women in the NCAA at the front of the pack for the first half of the race. Wolf ended up in 11th with a final time of 4:25.31, about a second off of her personal record (PR) from Saturday's preliminary round.
Rounding out the running events were the women's and men's 5000-meter runs. Junior Courtney Wood doubled-back from her fourth-place PR performance in Saturday's 3000-meter Steeplechase to finish 10th in the women's 5000-meter run in 16:46.80.
The men's 5000-meter run closed out the weekend for the Tigers, with freshman T.J. Carey taking the reins to lead the black and gold in his first 5000-meter race of the season. He crossed in 14:24.27 for eighth.
Mizzou now looks forward to the First Round of the NCAA Championships on May 29 through May 31 in Fayetteville, Ark. For the latest on your Tigers, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Twitter @MIZ_TrackField.
TIGER SCORERS - MEN
Brian Duncan, Hammer Throw (8th)
Hayden Legg, 10k Run (7th)
Sam Dickerson, 3k Steeplechase (7th)
Mitch Hatten, High Jump (7th)
Macauley Garton, Javelin (7th)
Kenny Cushing, 1500-Meter Run (6th)
Will Crocker, 1500-Meter Run (7th)
TIGER SCORERS - WOMEN
Kaitlyn Fischer, 10k Run (4th)
Katrine Haarklau, Pole Vault (4th)
Heather Green, Pole Vault (5th)
Camille Hayes, High Jump (5th)
Shinelle Proctor, High Jump (7th)
Jill Rushin, Shot Put (1st) | Discus (3rd)
Kearsten Peoples, Hammer Throw (4th) | Shot Put (2nd) | Discus (4th)
Katie Evans, Shot Put (7th)
Hailey Twietmeyer, Javelin (5th)
Courtney Wood, 3k Steeplechase (4th)
T.J. Carey, 5000-Meter Run (8th)
Men's High Jump - 7. Mitch Hatten, 2.08m (6-9.75)
Women's Discus - 3. Jill Rushin, 52.69m (172-10) | 4. Kearsten Peoples, 51.58m (169-3) | 15. Katie Evans, 43.56m (142-11)
Men's Triple Jump - 5. Jonathan Ilori, 15.53m (50-11.5) | 15. Tony Carodine, 14.67m (48-1.75)
Men's Javelin - 7. Macauley Garton, 67.63m (221-10)
Women's 1500m Run - 11. Kayla Wolf, 4:25.31
Men's 1500m Run - 6. Kenny Cushing, 3:51.07 | 7. Will Crocker, 3:51.37
Women's 5000m Run - 10. Courtney Wood, 16:46.80
Men's 5000m Run - 8. T.J. Carey, 14:24.27 | 10. Evan Chiplock, 14:34.66 | 24. Tyler Schneider, 14:55.48
Men's 4x100m Relay - 10. (Markesh Woodson | Niager Mathis | Jerrad Mason | Nadum Member-Meneh), 41.38
Women's Pole Vault - 4. Katrine Haarklau, 4.15m (13-7.25) | 5. Heather Green, 4.00m (13-1.5) | 11. Maggie Givens, 3.85m (12-7.5)
Women's High Jump - 5. Camille Hayes, 1.72m (5-7.75) | 7. Shinelle Proctor, 1.72m (5-7.75)
Women's Long Jump - 15. Lynnsey Brim, 5.77m (18-11.25) | 20. Kerri Furbert, 5.60m (18-4.5)
Men's Long Jump - 14. Tony Carodine, 7.20m (23-7.5)
Women's Shot Put - 1. Jill Rushin, 17.19m (56-4.75) | 2. Kearsten Peoples, 17.17m (56-4) | 7. Katie Evans, 15.96m (52-4.5) #6
Men's Discus - 18. Tanner Buschmann, 48.56m (159-4)
Women's Javelin - 5. Hailey Twietmeyer, 48.98m (160-8) | 16. Sandra Hampton, 40.53m (132-11)
Men's 100m Dash, prelim - 10. Markesh Woodson, 10.48
Men's 400m Dash, prelim - 22. Jerrad Mason, 48.54 | 25. Nadum Member-Meneh, 49.99
Women's 1500m Run, prelim - 12. Kayla Wolf, 4:24.53 q #10
Men's 1500m Run, prelim - 4. Will Crocker, 3:51.11 Q | 6. Kenny Cushing, 3:52.04 q | 20. Chandler Dye, 4:02.76
Men's 110m Hurdles, prelim - 16. Kyle Smith, 14.68
Women's 3000m Steeplechase - 4. Courtney Wood, 10:21.32 #2 | 12. Teylar Adelsberger, 10:51.91 #7
Men's 3000m Steeplechase - 7. Sam Dickerson, 9:06.64 | 14. Tim Johnson, 9:33.62
RESULTS - FRIDAY
Decathlon - 9. Ser Whitaker, 6,762 points
110m Hurdles: 2. Whitaker, 14.75
Discus: 12. Whitaker, 32.88m (107-10)
Pole Vault: 11. Whitaker, 4.00m (13-1.5)
Javelin: 13. Whitaker, 39.59m (129-10)
1500m Run: 8. Whitaker, 4:51.57
Heptathlon - 11. Morgan Whitson, 4869 points
Long Jump: 8. Whitson, 5.45m (17-10.75)w
Javelin: 3. Whitson, 34.50m (113-2)
800m Run: 11. Whitson, 2:34.99
Men's Hammer - 8. Brian Duncan, 61.19m (200-9)
Women's 800m Run - 11. Landon Wachter, 2:10.35 | 13. Alison Ross, 2:12.11
Men's 800m Run - 19. T.J. Carey, 1:51.89
Women's 200m Dash - 24. Jacqueline Obi, 24.59
Men's 400m Hurdles - 15. Drake Stuedemann, 56.08
Women's 10,000m Run - 4. Kaitlyn Fischer, 34:13.41
Men's 10,000m Run - 7. Hayden Legg, 30:19.68 | 10. Drew White, 30:48.44
RESULTS - THURSDAY
Heptathlon - 10. Morgan Whitson, 2989 points
100m Hurdles: 10. Whitson, 15.26
High Jump: 6. Whitson, 1.66m (5-5.250
Shot Put: 6. Whitson, 12.22m (40-1.25)
200m Dash: 12. Whitson, 27.16
Decathlon - 5. Ser Whitaker, 3699 points
100m Dash: 2. Whitaker, 11.07
Long Jump: 8. Whitaker, 6.67m (21-10.75)
Shot Put: 8. Whitaker, 11.77m (38-7.5)
High Jump: 5. Whitaker, 1.93m (6-4)
400m Dash: 6. Whitaker, 50.63
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