Mizzou Track Earns Top Ten Marks at Razorback Invitational

3 years 10 months 3 weeks 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 - Controversial legislation aimed at restricting access to multi-user restrooms has sparked conversation across the country. The so-called bathroom... More >>
29 minutes ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:27:00 PM CST in News
FENTON, Mo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has told a Missouri crowd that small business is the "beating heart... More >>
39 minutes ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:16:40 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The national college sorority Alpha Chi Omega will now admit transgender women. The sorority posted a Facebook... More >>
47 minutes ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:09:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – Frustrated Missourians packed the road outside the Stoney Creek Inn Wednesday to voice their displeasure with Missouri’s 4th... More >>
1 hour ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:39:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - For anyone with a damaged American flag flying outside, it might be time to replace it. To avoid... More >>
1 hour ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:58:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's unemployed would again face losing several weeks of jobless benefits under a bill advancing in... More >>
2 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:39:54 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal lawsuit by Michael Brown's parents over the 2014 police shooting death of their son... More >>
2 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:35:34 PM CST in News
PARKVILLE (AP) — Park University plans to open a campus in Lenexa, Kansas, this year. The university in... More >>
2 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:56:33 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal appeals court is ordering a resentencing for a southwest Missouri restaurateur in a $5.5-million... More >>
4 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:17:30 AM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is shunning the state plane and instead relying on private donors and... More >>
5 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:26:10 AM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say an officer has fatally shot a man who is accused of firing at officers... More >>
6 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:39:50 AM CST in News
UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) — A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support... More >>
6 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:29:00 AM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A proposal that could allow travelers to drink alcohol at flight gates at St. Louis and... More >>
6 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:21:54 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Police released surveillance photos on Wednesday related to a recent attempted robbery at Kilgore's Pharmacy on Chapel Hill... More >>
6 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:20:00 AM CST in News
MARSHFIELD (AP) — A southwest Missouri prison supervisor has been charged with pushing a female employee into a cell while... More >>
6 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:17:00 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA – The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting a State Advocacy Day on Wednesday to raise awareness for... More >>
6 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:59:00 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA – The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is holding a financial services forum with representatives from Congress and local bank... More >>
13 hours ago February 22, 2017 Feb 22, 2017 Wednesday, February 22 2017 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:32:00 AM CST in News
COLUMBIA - When the FBI arrested terror suspect Robert Lorezo Hester, his friend and neighbor Analee Shatlain said she was... More >>
17 hours ago February 21, 2017 Feb 21, 2017 Tuesday, February 21 2017 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:06:00 PM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 67°
4pm 78°
5pm 75°
6pm 69°
7pm 66°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

3:00p
Dr. Phil
4:00p
Jeopardy!
4:30p
Jeopardy!
3:00p
The Robert Irvine Show
4:00p
Cops Reloaded
4:30p
The Cleveland Show

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Blindspot
8:00p
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
9:00p
Chicago P.D.
7:00p
Arrow
8:00p
The 100
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld