Quantcast

Track and Field opens up indoor season with MSSU Invitational - KOAM TV 7

Track and Field opens up indoor season with MSSU Invitational

Updated:

Press Release MSSU:

The MissouriSouthern men's and women's track and field teams will open up their respectiveindoor seasons tomorrow when the Lions play host to the MSSU Invitational heldinside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. 

Events kickoff at 2:30 pm on friday with the men's long jump and weight throw. Runningevents start at 5 pm with the prelims of the 60m dash. Saturday's events beginat 10:30 am with the men's shot put, as well as the women's triple jum and polevault. Running events begin at 3 pm with the finals of the 60m hurdles. 

Both themen's and women's teams were picked to finish third in the preseason MIAAIndoor Track and Field Coaches Poll. The Southern men return four All-MIAAperformers from last season in JeffFraley (60m and 200m), ClarkTanksley (high jump), DarionBoure (triple jump) and JayceThomas (heptathlon). Fraley was the champion in the 200m and will lookto defend his title this season. Southern had six All-Region performers andqualified six athletes for the indoor national championships, with all but tworeturning to this year's squad. 

On thewomen's side, the Lions finished second last year in the indoor MIAA meet.Southern returns three individual champions and the bulk of the distance medlaychampionship team including BrittaniReagan in the long jump, MelanieBower in the pole vault and KylieCornman in the shot put. Cornman went on to earn All-American honorsin the shot put. The Lions return All-Americans from the outdoor seasonincluding WhitneyHardy in the high jump, Reagan in both the long and triple jumpand KayleeMorgan in the long jump.

  • Top Sports Stories in the 4-StatesTop Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Cowboys Talk About First Practice

    Cowboys Talk About First Practice

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:27:57 GMT
     The Oklahoma State football team held its first practice of 2014 Friday morning at the Sherman E. Smith Training Facility. Dressed in jerseys, helmets and shorts, the Cowboys completed an approximately two-hour long practice session.More >>
     The Oklahoma State football team held its first practice of 2014 Friday morning at the Sherman E. Smith Training Facility. Dressed in jerseys, helmets and shorts, the Cowboys completed an approximately two-hour long practice session.More >>
  • Former Southern runner travels to Kenya to pursue Olympic dreams

    Former Southern runner travels to Kenya to pursue Olympic dreams

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:26:59 GMT
    Former Missouri Southern distance runner Jake Benton will look to further his running career by traveling to Kenya to train to qualify for the US Marathon Trials to be held in Los Angeles in 2016.More >>
    Former Missouri Southern distance runner Jake Benton will look to further his running career by traveling to Kenya to train to qualify for the US Marathon Trials to be held in Los Angeles in 2016.More >>
  • Rock Chalk Choice Awards to Honor KU's Finest Student-Athletes

    Rock Chalk Choice Awards to Honor KU's Finest Student-Athletes

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:25:44 GMT
     For the third consecutive year, Kansas Athletics will celebrate its best student-athlete performances of the previous school year - on and off the field of play - with the Rock Chalk Choice Awards, an Academy Awards-like event, Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Lied Center of Kansas. On Friday, the nominating committee released the nominees for the Jayhawker Award, one of seven total awards to be presented.More >>
     For the third consecutive year, Kansas Athletics will celebrate its best student-athlete performances of the previous school year - on and off the field of play - with the Rock Chalk Choice Awards, an Academy Awards-like event, Sunday, Sept. 7, at the Lied Center of Kansas. On Friday, the nominating committee released the nominees for the Jayhawker Award, one of seven total awards to be presented.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.