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MSSU Women's Track and Field Finishes Fifth At 2016 MIAA Championships

Maryville, MO -

The Missouri Southern Women's Track and Field team finished up the 2016 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a fifth-place team finish as the Lions competed today on the campus of Northwest Missouri. 

The Lions placed fifth with 72.5 total points in the team standings. Pittsburg State was first with 170 points, while Lincoln (138) finished second. Central Missouri placed third, followed by Fort Hays, Southern, Northwest Missouri, Nebraska-Kearney, Southwest Baptist, Emporia State, Central Oklahoma and Lindenwood to fill out the team standings. 

Southern had a total of seven All-MIAA performances throughout the competition withCynthia Torres taking home multiple honors. 

Brittani Reagan started things off today with a fifth-place finish in the triple jump, leaping to a distance of 39-03.75. Allie Heckemeyer was 10th, while Sierra Barrett placed 13th. 

In the shot put, Katie Skelton placed ninth with a distance of 41-06, while Desirea Buergeand Jenson Maydew placed 16th and 19th. Kylee Hulsey placed 10th in the high jump with a leap of 5-03.25. 

In the running events, Sierra Gray placed 10th in the 3k steeplechase, while Emily Harriswon the 1,500m. Harris ran a time of 4:35.67, finishing three seconds in front of second place. Sierra Wells and Sarah Usher placed 11th and 12th in the event. 

In the 5k, Torres finished second with a time of 17:59.43, while Harris was fifth and Wells placed 11th. 

2016 Outdoor All-MIAA
Emily Presley - PV
Melanie Bower - PV
Kaylee Morgan - LJ
Brittani Reagan - LJ
Cynthia Torres - 10k, 5k
Emily Harris - 1,500m - Champion

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