Record setting day for Tigers at Armory Invite

By Matt Weller, 23 Sports

Saturday, Jan. 31 –

The best way to describe the Missouri Tigers’ track performance at the Armory Invitational Saturday is record-breaking.

By the end of the competition, Mizzou had broken three school records, recorded three all-time top ten performances, and seven different personal records.

Senior Kearsten Peoples dominated the shot put competition, winning by over seven feet. Her longest toss of 22.15m eclipsed her previous personal record of 21.18 and propelled her into first place in the national rankings.

The second field event of the day to enter the record books came from freshman John Warren in the triple jump. Warren’s mark of 15.62m placed him fifth in Mizzou history behind teammates Jonathan Ilori and Tony Carodine, who are third and fourth respectively.

On the track, sophomore LaQuisha Jackson gave one of the best performances Missouri has seen since Olympic Silver Medalist Natasha Kaiser-Brown was running for the Tigers. Jackson finished second in the 200m dash with a time of 24.04, good for second in school history, just .03 seconds behind Kaiser-Brown.

Jackson wasn’t done, yet, however. In the finals, Jackson posted a time of 23.90, a school record. The performance also put Jackson in the top 20 of the NCAA rankings.

Junior Liz Reida set a personal record in the mile event, with a time of 4:49, a five second improvement from last weekend. Reida’s time just missed entering the top ten in school history.

Freshman Karissa Schweizer made her collegiate debut in the 3000m event, and immediately found success. Schweizer’s time of 9:25.31 placed her second in the race and placed her fourth in Tiger history. She also earned a place in the top 15 in the national rankings.

The Tigers will return to the track Friday, February 6 in the Hearnes Fieldhouse at the Tiger Invitational.