Track and Field sets 14 personal bests at Missouri Collegiate Challenge

By David Rothchild, 23 Sports

Friday, Feb. 20 –

The Missouri indoor track and field team closed out its strong regular season at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge in Columbia on Friday. The day featured 14 Tigers recording personal records, six All-Time top ten marks, and a new school record.

It was senior Kearsten Peoples who stole the show, winning the weight throw in commanding fashion. Peoples won the event by over 15 feet, throwing a 74-11.25 on her fourth attempt, setting a Missouri school record.

The mark of 74-11.25 is a career best for Peoples and would’ve been good enough to win the NCAA Indoor Championships last year. Peoples has now thrown over 70 feet for three consecutive weeks, and has retaken her place as the nation’s No. 1 weight thrower.

For the men, senior Brian Duncan also took home the weight throw as he recorded a personal high, setting the No. 7 mark on the All-Time list with a 66-8.

Continuing in the field events, the Mizzou women saw victors in both high jump and pole vault as Morgan Whitson and Alyssa Applebee won their respective events.

Whitson finished with a new high jump record and No. 5 All-Time mark with 1.78m, as Applebee set the No. 2 All-Time rank in pole vault with her career best 4.06m.

The Missouri men and women then closed out the field with a pair of personal records in the triple jump.

Freshman John Warren moved up to No. 3 on the All-Time list with his winning 15.79m, and sophomore Danielle Williams improved to the No. 6 All-Time spot with her best of 11.90m.

In sprints, the Tigers were led by sophomore LaQuisha Jackson for the women, and junior Markesh Woodson on the men’s side.

Jackson clocked a 7.33 in the 60m dash, setting a Collegiate Challenge and Hearnes Center record, as she has yet to lose on her home track this season. Woodson then timed in at 6.67 to win the 60m, setting a new meet record.

The distance runners closed out the day for the Tigers, as the men and women combined for five more wins, starting with Cain Winebrenner in the 600m. He was followed by Marc Durbik and Madison Waymire in the mile and then Courtney Wood and Chandler Dye in the 300m.

Mizzou will next head to the SEC Championships in Lexington, which will take place on Feb. 27-28.