Mizzou Track Earns Top Ten Marks at Razorback Invitational

2 years ago March 31, 2013 Mar 31, 2013 Sunday, March 31 2013 Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:48:50 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.

 

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