Rohr Breaks Hammer Throw Record at Trials Qualifier

MUTIGERS.COM Junior Chris Rohr
Junior Chris Rohr

June 19, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Last Saturday Missouri’s Chris Rohr and a few other Tigers competed in the USATF Ozark Association Region Championships in Edwardsville, Ill. Rohr (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) secured a solid provisional qualifying mark for next week’s USATF Olympic Team in winning the hammer throw with a school-record hammer throw of 229 feet, 4 inches (69.90m). Rohr smashed senior Jason Morris’ record by nearly five feet in moving into the overall national top 12 going into trials. In addition, this weekend freshmen Layne Moore (Emporia, Kan.) and Rick Scheff (Atlanta, Ga.) will compete in the USATF Junior Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Rohr, along with senior Jason Morris (St. Louis, Mo.) are likely to make the trials, to be held in Eugene, Ore., in the hammer. Qualifying rounds in the hammer throw at the trials will be held Monday, June 30, with the final scheduled for Friday, July 4.

USATF Junior Championships for Scheff, Moore This Weekend

Freshmen Rick Scheff and Layne Moore will compete in the USATF Junior Championships in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend. Scheff will compete in the men’s 800-meter run’s preliminary round on Friday with the possible finals on Saturday. Moore will compete in the women’s 800 on the same days.

Those who finish in top spots are eligible to compete in the World Junior Championships in Poland.

Early View of Tigers in the Trials

The following chart shows current and former Tigers that have entered for the USATF Olympic Team Trials. The USATF specifies its desired field size and that is indicated by the last number of the “X of Y” in each person’s provisional status and the desired field size may or may not reflect the actual field sizes, which may actually be larger. The declaration process is on-going and goes until the day prior to each event. Therefore, entry status for all will be ever-evolving. Individual entry updates can be found here …



 Cantwell and Asigbee have secured an “A” qualifying standard during the qualifying period, so they have solidified a spot in the trials if they so declare. The rest will have to wait to see if their provisional-qualifying status is accepted.

The following positions on the status list were as of Wednesday. Hopefully by this upcoming Monday, each of these people on the list will have a good idea of their final entry status.

MEN's 800m
Neville Miller '05 1:47.08 provisional: 27 of 30
Marcus Mayes '07 1:47.71 provisional: 34 of 30
Derrick Peterson '00 1:48.01 provisional: 41 of 30
MEN's Shot Put
Christian Cantwell '03 21.96m 72-¾ QUALIFIED
Nate Englin Sr. 19.04m 62-5¾ provisional: 29 of 24
MEN's Hammer Throw
Chris Rohr Jr. 69.90m 229-4 provisional: 12 of 24
Jason Morris Sr. 68.41m 224-5 provisional: 22 of 24
MEN's Decathlon
Nick Adcock So. 7,657 provisional: 22 of 18
WOMEN's 800m Run
Trisa Nickoley Sr. 2:04.07 provisional: 29 of 30
WOMEN's 1500m Run
Amanda Bales '06 4:16.86 provisional: 32 of 30
WOMEN's 5000m Run
Serena Burla (Ramsey) '06 15:47.03 provisional: 22 of 24
WOMEN's 10k Run
Serena Burla (Ramsey) '06 32:47.48 provisional: 14 of 24
WOMEN's Heptathlon
Fiona Asigbee '03 5,908 QUALIFIED