April 15, 2014
Junior Morgan Whitson
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Tiger women are continuing to make historic moves in the National Rankings as they move up into the No. 23 spot in the nation, as released by the USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) on Tuesday. This is the highest the Tigers have placed on the in-season rankings since they began in 2008.
The ranking comes after an exciting weekend for the Tigers at home with the Missouri Relays. Both teams left the meet with a combined 17 personal record (PR) performances, four meet records, and five new All-Time Top Ten marks, including a new Missouri School Record in the women's javelin at the hands of senior Hailey Twietmeyer.
Twietmeyer was one of the nine Tigers to earn event wins during Saturday's competition, throwing a best mark of 51.17m (167-20.5) to earn both a Missouri Relays Record and Missouri School Record in the javelin. She now sits at No. 6 in the West Region.
Junior Jill Rushin also came away with a couple record-breaking performances, as she won both the shot put and discus competitions on Saturday with PR tosses. Rushin's wins at the Relays were her third and fourth consecutive first-place finishes this season, as she continues the streak started two weeks ago at her outdoor debut in the Texas Relays. She now sits at No. 2 in Mizzou history for both events, marking in with a new meet record in the shot put (17.45m / 57-3). She also made big moves in the rankings and now leads the SEC and West Region in the shot put, and sits at No. 2 in the NCAA.
ALL-TIME TOP TEN UPDATES - WOMEN
|3,000-meter Steeplechase||No. 2||Courtney Wood (10:28.20)|
|10,000-meter Run||No. 3||Kaitlyn Fischer (34:08.50)|
|Heather Green (4.00m / 13-1.5)
Alyssa Applebee (3.87m / 12-8.25)
Maggie Givens (3.87m / 12-8.25)
|High Jump||No. 10||Morgan Whitson (1.78m / 5-10)|
|Shot Put||No. 2||Jill Rushin (17.45m / 57-3)|
|Discus||No. 2||Jill Rushin (52.49m / 172-2)|
|Javelin||No. 1||Hailey Twietmeyer (51.17m / 167-10.5)|
ALL-TIME TOP TEN UPDATES - MEN
|3000-meter Steeplechase||No. 6||Sam Dickerson (8:51.74)|
|Jonathan Ilori (15.70m / 51-6)
Tony Carodine (15.36m / 50-4.75)
|Macauley Garton (69.69m / 228-8)
Ser Whitaker (61.19m / 200-9)
UP NEXT FOR THE TIGERS...
Next on the docket for the black and gold is a full week out on the west coast starting with the Mt. SAC / California Invitational Combined Events at Asuza Pacific University. Juniors Morgan Whitson and Ser Whitaker will take to the track for the heptathlon and decathlon, respectively, starting Wednesday, with events continuing through Thursday.
Events will continue through Saturday for the Tigers, with the mid-distance and distance crew splitting time between the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays, Bryan Clay Invitational, and Beach Invitational.
CALIFORNIA INVITATIONAL COMBINED EVENTS - WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
MT. SAC COMBINED EVENTS - WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
CALIFORNIA INVITATIONAL COMBINED EVENTS - THURSDAY SCHEDULE
(Exact times to be determined)
MT. SAC COMBINED EVENTS - THURSDAY SCHEDULE
12:30 p.m. Decathlon 110m Hurdles (Ser Whitaker)
1:15 p.m. Decathlon Discus (Ser Whitaker)
3:30 p.m. Decathlon Pole Vault (Ser Whitaker)
6:00 p.m. Decathlon Javelin (Ser Whitaker)
7:15 p.m. Decathlon 1500m Run (Ser Whitaker)
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