Posted: Mar 1, 2013 11:24 PM
GENEVA, OH - Central Methodist's DeMarcus Jackson broke the school record twice Friday in the men's 60 meter dash, highlighting the Eagles' second day of competition at the NAIA Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field National Championships at the SPIRE Institute.
Jackson broke his own school record first in the preliminaries with a time of 6.77 seconds, taking first. He then posted a 6.74 in the semi-finals, good for third overall. Jackson will take part in the 60 meter finals on Saturday.
Kaitlyn Loeffler broke her school record in the women's 3,000 meter race walk. She placed 13th overall in the title race in a time of 16:44.02.
Shelby Garrigus posted her second-best performance of the season in the women's long jump. She finished 13th overall with a mark of 5.26 meters.
Kyle Jones tallied his second-best performance of the year in the men's high jump. The freshman finished tied for 11th after clearing 1.98 meters.
The Eagles will conclude the meet Saturday with the women's triple jump, high jump and shot put events.
Heading into the final day, the Oklahoma Baptist women hold a five-point edge over second-place Embry-Riddle. On the men's side, Doane and Indiana Tech are neck-and-neck at 28 and 26 points, respectively.
Field events begin Saturday action at 10 a.m. EST, followed by the Championships ceremonies at Noon. The awards ceremony will be conducted at approximately 4:30 p.m.
The event is hosted by SPIRE Institute for the third-straight year.
Posted 8:06 AM 12/1/2015 by Louie Kaczmarek, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY – Pre-filing began Tuesday for the 2016 legislative session and state representatives already have a plan in mind for the new year.
Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Fulton said lawmakers will be focusing bills on infrastructure, ethics reform and school funding.(More)
Posted 5:44 AM 12/1/2015 by Zachary Reger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
PHELPS COUNTY - A woman was hit and killed by a passing vehicle Monday night near I-44 in Phelps County.
Miya Goetz, 21, was a passenger in a stopped vehicle on the westbound side of the highway, according to an (More)
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Posted 4:36 AM 12/1/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021.
A key component of Monsanto's plan calls for working with the thousands of farmers who use its seeds, herbicides and pesticides. The company is developing an incentives program to encourage (More)
Posted 11:05 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a woman on several charges after she hit multiple vehicles, sending two people to the hospital.
The department arrested Deborah Barr, 51, from Columbia on two counts of assault, assaulting a law enforcement officer, leaving (More)
Posted 7:52 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
FULTON - The Fulton Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
Investigators said the incident was reported at 5:07 p.m. Monday at 728 Grand Avenue.
Detective Dal Hedges said the man was taken to Fulton Medical Center initally but did not (More)
Posted 1:08 PM 11/30/2015 by Derek Brizendine, KOMU 8 Reporter
CENTRALIA - The City of Centralia hopes expanding its electrical system will help bring growth to more parts of town.
Boring for the first of three new underground electrical conduits began Monday. The conduits will run under the two rail lines in the city and widen (More)
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Posted 5:36 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press and Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia.
The temporary restraining order issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey is set to (More)
Posted 4:38 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri higher education leaders have dropped plans for a potential 2016 ballot measure that would have raised taxes on cigarettes to fund college scholarships.
Supporters of the "Missouri Promise" initiative announced their decision (More)