Freshman Breaks 60m Record in final Track Home Meet of the Season

Eric Kelly brings you all of the highlights from the annual Mizzou Collegiate Challenge, as the Missouri track team gears up for the upcoming SEC Championships.

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While there were several noteworthy performances from Mizzou’s track and field athletes at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge on Friday, none were more impressive than the record-breaking 60-meter run by freshman Chelsie Stevens.

After Missouri alum Avis Evans had held the mark for roughly 12 years with an incredible run of 7.60 seconds on Jan. 19, 2001, Stevens was able to solidify her spot in the Tigers’ history books.

Her time of 7.56 seconds not only blew the hinges off the school record, but also earned her a spot in the SEC rankings, where she is now placed at No. 25 in the most competitive conference in the nation.

Also setting records in their individual meets were fellow teammates Malcom Pennix, Kearsten Peoples, Brooks Mosier, Landon Wachter and Jonathan Ilori.

Pennix, a senior who finished 12th in last year’s NCAA indoor championships, soared 7.64 meters in his third attempt with the long jump to eclipse the meet record previously set by Nic Ford in 2012.

Ilori earned his best triple jump of the season (15.53 meters), while Kearsten Peoples made her mark with a score 16.19 meters in the throws ring, both of which are new meet records.

Mosier received an indoor personal best of 18.30 meters in the shot put to shatter a prior meet record set by Andy Oaker in 2010, putting him at No. 7 in the most recent SEC rankings.

And finally, Wachter rounded out the record-setting day for the Tigers with an 800-meter run of 2:15:33.

The team is getting hot at just the right time, as they get set for the SEC championships this upcoming weekend in Fayetteville, Ark.

-Nick Hehemann
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