Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:19 AM
LINCOLN, NE - The Tigers are bringing some hardware home after their second day of competition at the University of Nebraska's Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln. Sophomores Kearsten Peoples and Mitch Hatten came out of the tough meet with spots on the podium in their respective events.
Peoples came back after her third place finish in the weight throw on Friday to take second in today's shot put, hitting her best mark of 16.16m (53-0.25) on her fourth attempt. Fellow-sophomore Jill Rushin joined Peoples in the finals of the event, coming in sixth place overall.
Hatten, who already had two PR performances this season, is now three-for-three, as he comes away with another personal best mark of 2.05m (6-8.75). He had jumped 2.02m (6-7.5) at the first two meets of the season before hitting this new top mark on his first attempt. This 1.25' improvement was enough for third overall.
The final day of competition saw a couple more personal record performances from senior Heather Green and sophomore Jasmine Webb. Green finished 10th in the pole vault with a new indoor PR of 3.87m (12-8.25), overcoming her previous best mark of 3.81m (12-6).
Webb came out strong in the first heat of the 800m, taking control of the race until the 500m mark. She finished second in her heat, sixth overall, with a new PR of 2:16.14, topping her previous best by a mere 0.85 seconds. Junior Landon Wachter also competed in the 800m, taking home her first mark of the season with a final time of 2:16.08 for fifth place overall.
The squads will be splitting up next week, with a small distance crew flying to Seattle, WA, for the Husky Invitational, and the rest of the team traveling to Fayetteville, AR, for the Tyson Invitational.
Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MEXICO - Mexico Public Safety arrested a man early Thursday morning in connection to a shooting in Mexico.
The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to calls of a man being shot just before 2 a.m. Thursday and found a 32-year-old man in the road in the 900 block of Carrico Street. (More)
Posted 6:56 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPARTA (AP) - A southwest Missouri police chief has been placed on leave after killing a pit bull.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Sparta Police Chief Andrew Spencer was placed on leave Tuesday.
A police report says a resident told Spencer earlier this month that (More)
Posted 5:40 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
OZARK (AP) - A Missouri woman has been found dead after shooting at bail bondsmen and exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.
Sgt. Jason Pace, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, identified the woman killed Wednesday afternoon as Somer Brook Speer, of Ozark. She also is a bondwoman (More)
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Posted 5:37 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Dozens of turkeys were cooked Wednesday in preparation for a community meal Thanksgiving day.
This marks the 18th year of Almeta Crayton's Community Programs "Everybody Eats." A full Thanksgiving meal will be available to guests at Stamper Commons on the Stephens College (More)
Posted 6:14 PM 11/25/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - The developers of a proposed shopping center off of Mission Drive asked the Cole County Commission for $800,000 to extend the road to the site. The Harvard Company, LLC is working to develop a site near Highway 179 that would include restaurants and retail stores among other (More)
Posted 1:08 PM 11/3/2015 by Collin Ruane & Emma Nicolas, KOMU 8 Reporters
BOONVILLE - It's almost that time of year again. Students across mid-Missouri will anxiously wait to see if they get any snow days this school year. But are students getting more days off for less snow?
To find the answer to that question, KOMU 8 News went through more than a decade worth (More)
Posted 12:02 PM 11/25/2015 by Steve Dawson, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Cooking grease can cost homeowners money if it's improperly disposed of.
This holiday season, Missouri American Water is launching a state-wide campaign to "can the grease."
Instead of pouring cooking grease down the drain, the organization urged residents to put used (More)
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Posted 3:49 PM 11/25/2015 by Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MOBERLY - A Moberly clothing store held its grand reopening Wednesday night, two weeks after a fire damaged its previous building.
The Nov. 7 arson fire caused extensive smoke damage to Encore, a women's clothing shop.
Two other businesses closed due to the fire. Duval (More)
Posted 1:53 PM 11/25/2015 by Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA – The Columbia Daily Tribune announced on its website Wednesday that it’s Black Friday edition was too big.
The large amount of Black Friday ads prevented the Tribune from being able to package through its inserting equipment. Staff members had to package the paper by (More)