Tiger Track & Field Wraps Up Busy Weekend

Saturday, Feb. 9-

Saturday proved to be a successful day for Missouri track and field. The distance and jumpers completed the Husky Invitational in Washington and the sprinters and throwers finished the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

A senior and a freshman were the stars of the day as they both earned new school records. First, senior Laura Roxberg ran a 4:34 and earned 59th in the mile at the Husky Invitational. She broke her own school record and is now ranked third in the nation in the event.

Freshman Markesh Woodson made his mark in Fayetteville as he ran a 6.63 second 60-meter dash. This was good enough for bronze medal. Woodson actually broke the record in his preliminary heat and then again in the finals.

The Tiger throwers did not want to be outshined as two of the women’s throwers placed in the top six. Junior Bethany Pfeiffer came out with a new personal record of 18.14 meters in the weight throw. Sophomore Kearston Peoples threw 19.00 meters in the finals to clinch fourth place. Senior Jacob Bullinger finished second in the men’s weight throw with a toss of 19.06 meters.

Back in Washington, in the men’s mile, sophomore Merid Seleshi earned a new personal record with a time of 4:08.48. He grabbed fourth in his heat.

Star freshman Tony Carodine jumped an incredible 5.15 meters in the triple jump. It would be Carodine’s second win of the season and first in the specific event. Sophomore Mitch Hatten did well in the high jump finishing fourth behind a 2.10-meter performance and a new personal record.

The Tigers are only weeks away from the SEC Indoor championships in Fayetteville and they look to finish strong next week in the Collegiate Challenge here at Mizzou.

-John Flattery
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Staff Writer