April 23, 2014
Junior Kearsten Peoples | Photo by Jeff Curry
EMPORIA, Kan. - Junior Kearsten Peoples kicked off the Tigers' final week of regular season travel on Wednesday with a new Missouri School Record mark at the Emporia Midweek Open in Emporia, Kan. The team is once again dividing forces, heading to three of the premier meets this weekend with the Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Penn.), Drake Relays (Des Moines, Ia.), and the Triton Invitational (San Diego, Calif.).
"Today was just one of those really fun days," Head Coach Brett Halter said. "We were really targeting the weekend with the Drake Relays and Triton Invitational, so it was kind of a tune-up meet and we got some exciting results. We worked on our technique in a competitive setting and established that we're in a good spot heading into post-season. I'm really excited for what's in store through May and into June."
The throws squad opened the week at Emporia State University, where Peoples knocked off her first school record mark of the outdoor season with her win in the discus competition. She out-threw her own record of 55.60m (182-5) from 2012 with a top mark of 57.31m (188-0.5).
Following her in the field was junior Jill Rushin (53.39m / 175-2.25) in second and senior Katie Evans in third (49.84m / 163-6.5), both with personal record (PR) marks. Evans also made her way into the discus All-Time Top Ten for the first time, tying for the No. 10 spot with Heather White.
The trio ended the day with another 1-2-3 finish in the shot put, with Peoples once again leading the way, followed by Rushin, then Evans with another PR of 15.27m (50-1.25). She now moves into the No. 8 spot on the All-Time Top Ten, tying with Elisha Hunt.
Junior Macauley Garton had his second consecutive PR performance in the javelin, third of the season, tossing 71.02m (233-0.25) to place second in the competition. He will retain his position at No. 3 in the Mizzou All-Time Top Ten.
Rounding out the afternoon's event wins was senior Hailey Twietmeyer, who placed led the javelin field with a best throw of 50.01m (164-1.25).
Evans, Peoples, and Rushin now depart for the Triton Invitational, while Garton, Twietmeyer, and senior Sandra Hampton head to the Drake Relays for another go in the javelin.
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EMPORIA MIDWEEK OPEN
Women's Shot Put - 1. Kearsten Peoples, 17.20m (56-5.25) | 2. Jill Rushin, 16.64m (54-7.25) | 3. Katie Evans, 15.27m (50-1.25) #8
Women's Discus - 1. Kearsten Peoples, 57.31m (188-0.5) MR SR | 2. Jill Rushin, 53.39m (175-2.25) #2 | 3. Katie Evans, 49.84m (163-6.5) #10
Women's Hammer - 2. Kearsten Peoples, 52.47m (172-2) | 6. Camille Hackamack, 46.81m (153-7.25)
Men's Hammer - 2. Brian Duncan, 59.52m (195-3.5) | 5. Ahren Bohanan, 52.29m (171-7)
Women's Javelin - 1. Hailey Twietmeyer, 50.01m (164-1.25) MR | 6. Sandra Hampton, 37.04m (121-6.50) | 12. Jennifer Berilla, 34.64m (113-8)
Men's Javelin - 2. Macauley Garton, 71.02m (233-0.25) #3
9:00 a.m. Men's 400m Hurdles (Drake Stuedemann)
12:30 p.m. Men's 4x100m Relay
1:30 p.m. Men's 4x200m Relay
3:30 p.m. Men's 100m Dash (Markesh Woodson)
3:50 p.m. Men's 110m Hurdles (Kyle Smith)
4:15 p.m. Men's 4x400m Relay
6:30 p.m. Men's Sprint Medley
10:00 a.m. Men's Javelin (Macauley Garton)
1:00 p.m. Women's Javelin (Sandra Hampton | Hailey Twietmeyer)
1:00 p.m. Women's High Jump (Camille Hayes | Shinelle Proctor | Morgan Whitson)
8:10 p.m. Women's 4x800m Relay
8:35 p.m. Men's 4x800m Relay
10:00 a.m. Men's High Jump (Tyler Donels | Mitch Hatten)
10:15 a.m. Women's Pole Vault (Alyssa Applebee | Maggie Givens | Heather Green | Katrine Haarklau)
12:15 p.m. Men's Hammer (Brian Duncan)
12:40 p.m. Men's Distance Medley
1:10 p.m. Women's Distance Medley
1:50 p.m. Men's 800m Run (Will Crocker)
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