Woodson Takes Tenth in 100m Dash at NCAA Championships

MUTIGERS.COM Freshman Markesh Woodson finished 10th in today's 100m dash
Freshman Markesh Woodson finished 10th in today's 100m dash

June 5, 2013


Eugene, Ore. - Freshman Markesh Woodson once again lined up against some of the fastest men in the world today, as he kicked off the NCAA Championships with a 10th place finish in the 100m dash.  Woodson closed out his season with a new PR of 10.12, missing out on the finals by 0.04 in a preliminary round that had two finish under 10-seconds, and a third beat the previous collegiate top time of 10.05.  

Woodson is the highest Tiger finisher in the 100m dash at the NCAA Championships since 1987 when Victor Edet placed fifth with a 10.32.  Woodson currently holds the No. 3 spot on the All-Time Top Ten List, just behind Edet and current Missouri School Record Holder Chidi Imoh.  

He ends his first year as a Tiger with an SEC Title in the 60m dash, an All-American finish in the 60m dash, a Missouri School Record in the 60m dash, an All-SEC finish in the 100m dash, and the SEC Freshman of the Year Award from the indoor season.  Now it's time to look ahead into the coming years for this young Tiger star, and the successes that are sure to come.

Events continue tomorrow here at Hayward Field with senior Laura Roxberg in the women's 1500m prelims and senior Malcolm Pennix in the men's long jump.  Both will go off at 4:30 pm PST, 6:30 pm CST.  

For the latest on your Tigers, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Twitter @MIZ_TrackField.



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