Track dominates at the Hearnes Center

By Justin Honore, 23 Sports

Friday, Feb. 6-

With the indoor track season in full swing the Missouri Tigers’ men and women’s track team accomplished 17 personal records in their second track meet at the Hearnes Center this season. Mizzou played host to several teams such as UMKC SIUE, Missouri State, Lincoln and Memphis.

A pair of Mizzou runners, one women and one man highlighted the 60m dash. On the women’s side junior Alyssa Felton who set the fifth fastest time in Missouri history with the time of 7.71.

On the men’s side freshman Jerrad Mason making a top ten appearance of his own by running a 6.99 which is good enough for ninth all time in school history.

But Mizzou was not finished in the sprint department as freshman Kwadarrius Smith placed first in the 200m dash with a time of 22.25.

Mizzou also had a record breaking outing in the mid-distance and distance events when a few PRs were broken. It was primarily the women runners leading the way with freshman Valeska Halamicek earning a PR in the 800m with a time of 2:15.87 and senior Courtney Wood and sophomore Jordan Cook placed first and second in the mile.

The field events were also something to write home about as both PRs and NCAA standings rose. In the weight throw senior Cammille Hackamack placed second with a throw of 16.79m. Senior Kearsten Peoples dominated the shot put field. Peoples not only set a PR but also took the NCAA lead on the season and posted a new school record with a throw of 22.15m.

Mizzou will have the opportunity of two more meets to improve their PRs. The two meets will take place in both Fayetteville Arkansas and back home at Hearnes Center. These two meets are very important because the indoor track SEC Championship is almost a month away.