April 14, 2001
COLUMBIA, Mo. -
The University of Missouri track and field team wrapped up day two of the Tom Botts Invitational with the women scoring 234 points en route to the victory. The Tiger men scored 204 points and finished second behind Air Force.
Pacing the women to the to spot was junior Ann Marie Brooks. Brooks finished 4:24.22 in the 1500, which is .22 seconds above the NCAA provisional time. Brooks and teammate senior Sunny Gilbert placed first and second in the 800m. Both women ran side-by-side down the final stretch until Brooks pulled out the victory.
Sophomore Kerry Hils picked up the win in the steeplechase on day of competition with a time of 10:37.54, which is a provisional time. Also recording victories for the Tigers were senior Eli Sommerfeldt who won the javelin (135-7), junior Carla Grewe in the discus (144-6) and sophomore Fiona Asigbee (14.15) in the 100m hurdles. Senior Michelle Moran and sophomore Christi Myers tied for first in the high jump (5-6).
On the men's side, the Tigers were led to the second place finish by the sophomore-throwing duo of Christian Cantwell, who was named men's outstanding athlete of the meet, and Russ Bell. Cantwell won the shot put with a season high 62-10 and the discus with a mark of 184-11. Bell picked up a win and a school record in the hammer (201-11). Bell also finished second in the discus (180-5).
Sophomore Knut Harald Sommerfeldt went over the 200-foot mark for the second time this season on his way to the victory in the javelin (202-1). Sophomore Stewart Kimball and junior Ben Dean won the 800m (1:51.74) and long jump (23-6.75) respectively. Rounding out the victors for the MU men were sophomore Chris McCurley (22.14) in the 200m and Jason Edmonds (6-8.75) in the high jump.
The Tigers also celebrated senior day at the Botts meet and said goodbye to 19 seniors. Mizzou is in action Apr. 18-21, at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan.