Three top-25 individual finishes highlighted the day's events
Performances will continue tomorrow with the Pre-National Invitational
The teams will face 14 of the top-ranked teams in the nation in Terre Haute, Ind.
Both teams finished in the top five of their respective fields on Saturday
Saturday's meet is the second-largest in the U.S. for 2014
MIZZOU PERSONAL RECORDS
8000m Run - 24:16 | Adidas Wisconsin Invite | 10/19/2013
10,000m Run - 31:31.20 | NCAA Midwest Region | 11/15/2013
Indoor Track & Field
Mile Run - 4:23.32 | Wisconsin v. Missouri | 01/18/2014
3000m Run - 8:13.73 | Rod McCravy Memorial | 01/25/2014
5000m Run - 14:28.29 | Tyson Invite | 02/15/2014
Outdoor Track & Field
1500m Run - 3:51.78 | Crimson Tide Invite | 04/05/2014
5000m Run - 14:08.11 | Mt. SAC Relays | 04/19/2014
- 2014 NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round qualifier (5000m Run)
- 2014 Indoor All-SEC Freshman Team
- 2013 USATF Junior Championships qualifier in the 10,000m Run
- 2012 Cross Country All-SEC Freshman Team
- Two-time SEC Cross Country Freshman of the Week (2012)
8000m (XC) - 24:16 | Adidas Wisconsin Invite (10/19)
10,000m (XC) - 31:31.20 | NCAA Midwest Region (11/15)
Mile (Ind.) - 4:23.32 | Wisconsin v. Missouri (01/18)
3000m (Ind.) - 8:13.73 | Rod McCravy Memorial (01/25)
5000m (Ind.) - 14:28.29 | Tyson Invite (02/15)
1500m (Out.) - 3:51.78 | Crimson Tide Invite (04/05)
5000m (Out.) - 14:08.11 | Mt. SAC Relays (04/19)
Cross Country - Tyler finished in the top five of the Tigers' squad in five of his six meets throughout the season, starting with the Arkansas v. Missouri Dual in Fayetteville, Ark., where he was the second across the line for the black and gold, ninth overall...He went on to lead the team at his next meet, the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn., placing 35th in the field with a final time of 25:04.20 for the 8000-meter course...He earned a new PR for 8000-meters at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational in Madison, Wisc., where he once again took the lead for the Tigers with an 86th overall finish in 24:16...He was fifth for the squad at the SEC Championships in Gainesville, Fl., and the NCAA Midwest Regional in Ames, Ia., where he clocked in his first 10,000-meter run on the cross country course (31:31.20).
Indoor Track - Tyler started his season with a fifth-place performance in the mile run at the Wisconsin v. Missouri Dual in Madison, Wisc., before hitting a 3000-meter PR, and All-Time Top Ten mark, at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington, Ky., placing eighth in the field with a final time of 8:13.73...His sole 5000-meter run of the season came at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., where he crossed in 14:28.29 for fifth...Tyler ended his season at the SEC Championships in College Station, Tx., taking 10th in the 3000-meter run (8:15.39) and earning a spot on the All-SEC Freshman Team.
Outdoor Track - Focused on the 1500-meter and 5000-meter runs throughout the outdoor season, starting with a PR performance in the 1500-meter run at the Crimson Tide Invitational, 3:51.78...He spent the next meet weekend on the California coast, doubling-up at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 5000-meter run, where he PR'd with a 14:08.11 performance to take third, and another 1500-meter run at the Beach Invitational (3:56.27)...He donned the black and gold for the SEC Championships in Lexington, Ky., where he competed in the 5000-meter run before ending his season with the same event at the NCAA Championships West Preliminary Round.
8000m (XC) - 24:23.54 | Greater Louisville Classic (09/29)
Cross Country - Tyler's stand-out freshman year began with a sixth-place finish, third for the Tigers, at the Iowa State Invitational, crossing the line in 25:29...He continued to place consistently in the top ten throughout the season, including a second-place finish for the black and gold, 27th overall, at the Greater Louisville Classic...His 24:23.54 PR at the Classic was enough to get him his first of two SEC Freshman of the Week recognitions...Tyler would hold the top time for a freshman in the SEC until the Conference Championship...He went on to finish fifth for the squad at the Adidas Wisconsin Invitational, navigating the 8000-meter course in 24:45, earning his second SEC Freshman of the Week nod...Ended the season at the SEC Championships in Nashville, Tenn., where he finished 38th overall with a final time of 25:02.12 to secure a spot on the All-SEC Freshman Team.
Indoor Track - Redshirted the indoor season...Competed unattached at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge where he placed second in the mile with a time of 4:14.29.
Outdoor Track - Redshirted the outdoor season...Competed unattached at the Missouri Relays, where he was third in the 5000-meters with a final time of 14:31.20...Bested that time at the Polytan Invitational, winning the event in 14:27.59...He qualified for the 10,000-meter run at the USATF Junior Championships, where he placed sixth overall in 32:46.22.
800m - 1:56.60 | 1600m - 4:14.34 | 3200m - 9:05.81 | 5000m (track) - 15:25 | 5000m (XC) - 16:12
- 2012 USATF Junior Nationals qualifier (5000m)
- 2012 Midwest Distance Festival qualifier (3200m)
- 2011 Mid-East Cross Country Championships qualifier
- James B. Conant School Record Holder in the 4x800m
Tyler competed for James B. Conant HS under coaches Russ Dahl and John Powers...CROSS COUNTRY...Tyler qualified for the 2011 State Championshiops, where he finished 38th in 15:12...He also qualified for the 2011 Mid-East Cross Country Championships...Competed at the 2011 Foot Locker Midwest Regional and the Nike Cross Nationals Midwest Regional, where he finished second in 16:28.10...TRACK & FIELD...Team was the 2009 Mid-Suburban League Champion...As an individual, Tyler was an 2012Indoor State Championships qualifier for the 1600-meters (third) and 4x800-meter relay...He also qualified for the 2012 Outdoor State Championships in both the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs...Qualified for the 2012 USATF Junior Nationals in the 5000-meters, and placed 15th in 15:26.76...Qualified for the 2012 Midwest Distance Festival, finishing fifth in the two-mile.
Mother is Colleen, stepfather Chris...Born May 3, 1994...Aunt is an lum of the Missouri School of Journalism...Uncle was a varsity wrestler for Marquette University and earned Team MVP in 2000...Is studying Journalism and Economics at Mizzou.
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