Mizzou Track Earns Top Ten Marks at Razorback Invitational

4 years 3 weeks 6 days ago March 31, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 Sunday, March 31 2013 Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:48:00 AM CDT in Tiger Talk

FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- The weather pulled through for the Tigers on Saturday at the Razorback Spring Invitational, as they completed the weekend's competition with a beautiful afternoon of competition. Although a morning storm caused the cancellation of the first flight of men's discus, the clouds quickly dissipated, and the Tigers responded in turn, coming out of the meet with three event winners and 15 new PRs.

First up, though, is the final performance by the Tigers out in California at the Stanford Invitational. Senior Max Storms hit the track Friday night in the 10,000m and finished in 29:25.42, ten seconds off his own school record from the Mt. SAC Relays last year. Storms returns to the longer distances after a memorable senior cross country season, placing 56th overall to be the highest Tiger finisher since 1972.

The strong performances continued in Arkansas on Saturday with highlights from senior Blake Irwin and sophomore Jill Rushin. Irwin, who came into the meet off an impressive 1500m performance at the Missouri Relays last week, returned to the track this weekend in his main event: the 800m run. Irwin had a solid final lap to not only take the win in the race, but run one of the fastest times in the nation thus far with a 1:49.12, only two seconds off his PR.

Rushin also came through with a win for the day, throwing an outdoor best in the shot put to mark in at 16.19m (53-1.50). This was her first shot put competition of the outdoor season, and sets her up well for the rest of the season with a top ten spot in the nation on the current rankings.

The final event win came from freshman Markesh Woodson who ran 10.30 in the 100m dash to take the overall win by 0.15 seconds. The indoor 60m dash SEC Champion and All-American made his outdoor debut this morning in style, as he comes out of the weekend with a top ten time in the NCAA according to current rankings. He has the fastest time in the nation thus far for a freshman.

These three were joined by fourteen more PR performances by the Tigers during Saturday's competition, including a 16-second PR by sophomore JT McCarthy in the 3000m to finish in 8:42.01. Freshman Kyle Smith improved on his 14.25 110m hurdle time from the Missouri Relays today with a 14.07 finish to place third overall in the competition. Sophomore Maggie Givens ended up in fourth for the pole vault after breaking into a new personal best of 3.70m (12-1.50). Freshman Nick Sublett improved by eight inches in the shot put, hitting a top throw of 15.10m (49-6.5).

Next up for the Tigers will be the Crimson Tide Invitational in Tuscaloosa, AL, next weekend.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Forty-eight Columbia churches will gather this weekend to participate in the third annual ForColumbia volunteer event, a city-wide... More >>
14 minutes ago April 28, 2017 Apr 28, 2017 Friday, April 28 2017 Friday, April 28, 2017 2:59:07 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department beat commanders hosted their first beat meeting with the northeast Columbia community for the... More >>
4 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:24:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri House members want more information on how much money the state is paying in lawsuit... More >>
7 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:48:03 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Senate has passed a bond measure for a new music and dance conservatory at... More >>
7 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:43:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A Columbia woman pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to embezzling $231,600 from her employer, Shelter Insurance... More >>
9 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:12:00 PM CDT in News
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A Honduran man who entered the United States illegally three times has pleaded guilty to kidnapping... More >>
9 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:25:40 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Som e Missouri lawmakers want to shield lodging websites such as Airbnb from local ordinances that... More >>
9 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:16:31 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA (AP) — The four-campus Unive rsity of Missouri s ystem is proposing raising tuition and required fees of in-state... More >>
10 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:04:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri released new and revised policies relating to protests and free speech on campus, including... More >>
11 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 4:10:00 PM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A woman is accused in southw estern Missouri of drunkenly causing a fatal car crash in December.... More >>
11 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 4:09:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A police chase in Callaway County ended in a crash and a foot pursuit Thursday. It started... More >>
11 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:43:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Boone County's iconic "Big Tree" is being damaged by vandals spray painting its base, according to its owner,... More >>
11 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:37:50 PM CDT in 8 Goes Green
COLUMBIA - Three suspects were in custody Thursday afternoon on suspicion of stealing, following a joint investigation by the Boone... More >>
11 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 3:15:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) kicked off its state music festival Thursday, drawing thousands of... More >>
12 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:21:00 PM CDT in News
OZARK (AP) — The last of three people accused in the 2014 shooting death of a sout hwest Missouri man... More >>
13 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:51:00 PM CDT in News
JACKSONVILLE, Mo. - Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers responded to a car driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes... More >>
13 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:47:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri State Senate sent a $27.8 billion operating budget back to the House Thursday after multiple... More >>
14 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:05:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Senate has passed a school choice bill that would create education savings accounts for... More >>
14 hours ago April 27, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 Thursday, April 27 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:34:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 52°
4am 52°
5am 52°
6am 53°
7am 53°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

3:00a
Mad Money
4:00a
Early Today
4:30a
KOMU 8 News Today
3:00a
Paid Program
3:30a
Paid Program
4:00a
Paid Program

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
First Dates
8:00p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
The Originals
8:00p
Reign
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld