Sophomore Christian Cantwell took first in the shot put (62-0.50) at the 2001 Big 12 Conference Championships in Lincoln, Neb.
Feb. 24, 2001
LINCOLN, Neb. - The University of Missouri women's track and field team scored 60.5 points for fifth place and the Tiger men put up 53.5 points for sixth place at the 2001 Big 12 Conference indoor track championship Feb. 23-24.
The women were led by junior Ann Marie Brooks, who won the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:16.47. That is an NCAA automatic qualifying time and her career best. Brooks was also a part of the women's distance medley relay team that recorded an automatic qualifying time of 11:12.81 and took the top spot on day one of competition.
For the men, sophomore Christian Cantwell had another big day throwing the shot put. He won the shot with a 62-0.50 mark, which is a provisional mark. Sophomore Russ Bell, who finished third in the weight throw (64-3.75) on the first day of the meet, came in fourth (58-6.75) in the shot.
Seniors Ashley Wysong and Sunny Gilbert finished second in the 800m (2:08.67) and 1000m (2:48.47) respectively. Another senior, Eli Sommerfeldt, set a personal record in the triple jump (39-10.50) and placed third overall.
In the men's 800m, sophomore Stewart Kimball ran under the former championship meet record time of 1:50.66 (held by former Tiger All-American Derrick Peterson). Kimball came in third with a time of 1:50.51. Senior Phil Councilor finished second in the 1000m (2:24.45).