Men Jump 23 Sspots into No.10 national ranking as women put on an impressive showing


Sierra Gray

Vincent Kiprop

Myles Nabors

            This weekend the Missouri Southern Men and Women had meets here at Southern Legett and Platt and also at Pitt State. The headlines for the meet where many Provisionals.

We start with the women back to back to back wins for Emily Presely at pole vault with a 13-03.75 which is an AQ. Samantha Donnell and Mylene Loridan had provisional heights of 11-10.00 and finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Emily Harris picked up a provisional at Pitt State in the Mile, placing second in the event with a time of 4:59.72. Sierra Wells was 15th in the 3k at Pitt. Tifffany Gilford won the 60m dash in a time of 7.97,Destiny Akannam won the 400m in a time of 58.60. Ronise Miller was sixth in the 400m. Kelsey Evans was second in the 600 yard in a time of 1:31.01, Rachel Ray and Kristen Koch finished third and fourth. Sara Lin won the 800m in a time of 2:26.49, while Sierra Gray won the 3k, in a time of 10:40.28. Gabriel Hillwas was fifth in the 3k, while Shelby Jackson was seventh, Shelby Werner placed ninth and Meggi Augostosky was 11th. Morgan Smith went on to win the 60m hurdles in a time of 8.80, while Ray was fourth in a time of 9.70. Allie Heckemeyer picked up a provisional and an event win in the triple jump, leaping to a distance of 38-01.25, while Sierra Barrett was third.

For the men now we have Bryan Burns broke his own shot put record as he finished first with a provisional distance of 59-04.75. That mark is is nine inches in front of his old mark and ranks second nationally. Another record breaker of our own Vincent Kiprop. At Pitt State Kiprop broke his own 3k record by more than 13 seconds as he placed second with a time of 8:04.04. That mark is second nationally, as well. Tyler Rush was 7th in the mile in a time of 4:18.72. At home, Kennan Harrison won the triple jump with a provisional mark of 4-00.25, while Brendan Watkins and Jordyn Manier placed fifth and eighth, respectively. Kyle Parr placed 8th in the heptathlon with a total of 4,157 points. Matt Willis and Colton Gurera placed first and second in the 600 yard with times of 1:15.02 and 1:15.55, Victor Encarnacion and Peyton Powell placed fifth and tenth. Keson Payton won the 60m dash in a time of 6.98, Dausen Gourley was fourth. Luis Suaste was fourth in the 800m dash in a time of 2:02.33, while Thomas Hawkins was fourth in the 400m in a time of 52.21. Nickson Kiptoo won the mile with a time of 4:29.72, while Cody Berry, Jared Haltom, Kiptoo, Josh Webb and Ryan Drendel placed 3rd through seventh in the 3k. James Tupper was 17th in the event. And the mile relay team of Hawkins, Gurera, Encarnacion and Warren Leak won the event in the time of 3:32.18, while Cody Vogt was second in the high jump in a height of 6-07.00. Chance Johnson placed 7th in the high jump. Morgan Hold won the pole vault in a provisional height of 16-7.25, while Zach Wuest hit a provisional height of 15-05.00 to place second. Dean Howard and Cortland Potter placed fourth and sixth, respectively.

Next week the Lions will compete at University of Nebraska and then to travel 259 miles to compete at University of Central Missouri.