Track & Field to Close Regular Season At Home on Saturday

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May 1, 2014

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Tigers will host their season's final regular season competition at home on Saturday in a dual against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Tom Botts Invitational.  This is the second time this year the two teams have gone head-to-head after Mizzou traveled up to Madison, Wisc., during the indoor season.  Events at Audrey J. Walton Stadium will kick off at 11:00 a.m. with the women's pole vault; events on the track will start at 1:00 p.m.

SENIOR NIGHT
The Tom Botts Invitational will double as senior night for the Tigers as they bid farewell to their 12 graduating seniors.  This group has built quite the resume over their four years competing in the black and gold, including two Missouri School Records from Max Storms (10,000-meter run) and Hailey Twietemeyer (javelin), 13 All-Time Top Ten marks, and 12 NCAA National Championship performances in cross country and track. 

The senior night presentations will go at 4:25 p.m., just before the start of the 4x400-meter relays.

Tre Chambers, Sprints
Emilee Dailey, Jumps
Katie Evans, Throws
Heather Green, Jumps
Sandra Hampton, Throws
Max Storms, Distance
Jon Hughes, Mid-Distance
Hayden Legg, Distance
Marie O'Leary, Distance
Shinelle Proctor, Jumps
Alison Ross, Mid-Distance
Hailey Twietmeyer, Throws

RISING THROUGH THE NATIONAL RANKS
The Tiger women have made historical moves in the USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) National Rankings this season, starting with their first break ever into the top 30 in the nation in the pre-season release.  Since then, the Tigers have held No. 23 for two consecutive weeks and, in the most recent rankings, moved up an impressive ten spots to claim No. 13 in the country.  Before this season, the highest the Tiger women have ever been ranked was No. 30 in the release's seven-year history.

Helping lead the Tigers into the nation's top 15 was junior Kearsten Peoples, who made some impressive moves in the rankings in her own right after last week's competitions.  She started with a new Missouri School Record mark in the disucs at the Emporia State Mid-Week Open (Apr. 23), where she won with a top throw of 57.31m (188-0.5).  She now sits at No. 3 in the nation for the event.  

Topping that, though, was her nation-leading toss in the shot put at the Triton Invitational the following Saturday (Apr. 26), 17.90m (58-8.75).  She now leads the NCAA in the event and is No. 10 in the world according to most recent rankings from the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations).

Not too far behind Peoples is fellow-junior Jill Rushin, who holds the No. 4 spot in the NCAA and No. 16 in the world with her Missouri Relays PR of 17.45m (57-3).  

The pair will take to the shot put and discus rings this weekend, along with senior Katie Evans.  Peoples and Evans will end their day with junior Camille Hackamack in the women's hammer throw.

Also holding well in the rankings is senior Hailey Twietmeyer, whose School Record mark of 51.17m (167-10) has her at No. 14 in the NCAA.  Joining her at No. 14 on the rankings is fellow-junior Macauley Garton, whose PR of 71.02m (233-0) has him well-ranked for the men.

The women's pole vault will feature four of the top five vaulters in Mizzou history with School Record holder junior Katrine Haarklau, senior Heather Green (No. 3), junior Maggie Givens (No. 3), and freshman Alyssa Applebee (No. 4).

On the men's side, sophomore Tony Carodine will take to the triple jump runway for the first time since his PR performance at last weekend's Penn Relays.  He now sits at No. 5 in the Mizzou Record Books with a mark of 15.64m (51-3.75).  Fellow-sophomore Markesh Woodson will also make his first appearance since Penn, where he made his season debut in the 100-meter dash.

TIGERS LINE-UP - IN THE FIELD

Women's Pole Vault - Alyssa Applebee | Maggie Givens | Heather Green | Katrine Haarklau
Men's Pole Vault - Parker Brush | Tim Gilman
Women's High Jump - Emilee Dailey | Camille Hayes | Shinelle Proctor
Men's High Jump - Tyler Donels | Mitch Hatten
Women's Long Jump - Lynnsey Brim | Kerri Furbert | Morgan Whitson
Men's Long Jump - Tony Carodine | Ser Whitaker
Men's Triple Jump - Tony Carodine | Jamion Nash
Women's Shot Put - Katie Evans | Kearsten Peoples | Jill Rushin
Men's Shot Put - Tanner Buschmann | Nick Sublett
Women's Discus - Katie Evans | Kearsten Peoples | Jill Rushin
Men's Discus - Tanner Buschmann | Tim Gilman | Ser Whitaker
Women's Hammer - Katie Evans | Camille Hackamack | Kearsten Peoples
Men's Hammer - Ahren Bohanan | Brian Duncan | Nick Sublett
Women's Javelin - Jennifer Berilla | Sandra Hampton | Hailey Twietmeyer | Morgan Whitson
Men's Javelin - Macauley Garton

TIGERS LINE-UP - ON THE TRACK

Women's 100m Dash - Lynnsey Brim | Chelsie Stevens
Men's 100m Dash - Markesh Woodson 
Women's 200m Dash - Kerri Furbert | Jacqueline Obi | Chelsie Stevens | Morgan Whitson
Men's 200m Dash - Drake Stuedemann
Women's 400m Dash - Sydney Wells
Men's 400m Dash - Jerrad Mason | Nadum Member-Meneh
Women's 800m Run - Kayla Hall | Kayla Wolf
Men's 800m Run - Will Crocker | Adam Desplinter | Chandler Dye | Ben Goodman | Jon Hughes | Grant Inskeep | Cody Johnson | Cain Winebrenner
Women's 1500m Run - Teylar Adelsberger | Becca Batliner | Brianna Westervelt
Men's 1500m Run - Evan Chiplock | Jordan Cook | Kenny Cushing | Joe McKenna | Tyler Rusboldt | Tyler Schneider
Women's 5000m Run - Courtney Brown | Megan Cunningham | Sam Garrett | Marie O'Leary | Brooke Wolfe
Women's 100m Hurdles - Morgan Whitson
Men's 110m Hurdles - Tim Gilman | Kyle Smith | Ser Whitaker
Men's 400m Hurdles - Drake Stuedemann
Men's 3k Steeplechase - Shannon Hall | Tim Johnson | Chris Spudic

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