Tiger Women Remain in Top 25 of National Rankings



June 3, 2014

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - As the Tigers prepare to take their largest squad in program history to the NCAA Finals in Eugene, Ore., the women were once again ranked within the top 25 teams in the NCAA, as released by the USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association) on Tuesday.  

The Tiger women, who currently fall at No. 18 in the National Rankings, reached their highest in-season ranking ever earlier in the season at No. 13.  With eight athletes moving on to the NCAA Finals, this will be the largest women's group to reach the final tier of collegiate track and field.

Women's Qualifiers

Kaitlyn Fischer - 10,000m Run
Katrine Haarklau - Pole Vault
Heather Green - Pole Vault
Kearsten Peoples - Shot Put
Shinelle Proctor - High Jump
Jill Rushin - Shot Put
Hailey Twietmeyer - Javelin
Morgan Whitson - High Jump



Mizzou is one of eight teams from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in the top 25 of the national rankings, the most of any other conference in the country.

Women's National Team Computer Rankings

1.   Texas
2.   Texas A&M
3.   Oregon
4.   Florida
5.   Kentucky
6.   Georgia
7.   Arkansas
8.   LSU
9.   Florida State
10. Stanford
11. Penn State
12. Baylor
13. Southern California
14. Kansas
15. Texas Tech
16. San Diego State
17. Alabama
18. Missouri
19. Miami
20. Akron
21. Boise State
22. Virginia Tech.
23. Arizona
24. Kansas State
25. UAB 

Two men will join the Tiger women at the NCAA Finals next week, as juniors Macauley Garton and Jonathan Ilori qualified in the javelin and triple jump, respectively.  The meet will begin on Wednesday, June 11th, and go through Saturday, June 14th, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.  

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

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