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James Penn – 23 Sports

Saturday, March 26

The Tigers’ track and field teams had a career day down in Fayetteville for their outdoor opener, ending the two-day event with 16 athletes breaking personal records and nine All-Time Top 10 qualifiers.

 

Missouri started off strong in the field, where the men’s and women’s hammer throw competitors had the Tigers rolling early. On the women’s side, freshman Rebecca Keating took second, narrowly missing the Mizzou top-10 with a throw of 54.55 meters. Both of the men’s throwers set their own personal records, one of which finished 8th in the meet.

 

The Tigers didn’t lose any steam going into the next day of events, where they found success both on the track, and in the field. In his first meet as a Tiger, Reinhard Van Zyl took first place in the javelin toss, edging out fellow Missouri thrower Alex Pascal by just over a meter. Van Zyl’s win was only one of four field events in which the Tigers took first.

 

Along with the field success, Missouri runners took home two first place finishes. For the men, Kahmari Montgomery outran the pack in the 200m dash, posting a time of 20.86 seconds. The real highlight of the day came from the women’s side, with a school record setting time of 3:38.44 from the 4×400 team.

 

The Tigers will hope to shatter a few more personal records when they travel to Gainesville for the Florida Relays Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2.

 

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