Cornman moves up to No. 14 in nation

Friday the Missouri Southern Women’s track and field team attended the Jayhawk classic at the University of Kansas.

Junior thrower Kylie Cornman placed sixth in the shot put with a provisional distance of 46-1.25, moving up to a 14 national ranking.  

“Prepare yourself before each meet by mentally thinking about what you have to do. You go out there and you can see it in your head, perfect form, you know what you’re supposed to do, you know where you’re supposed to land, you just have to get your body to do what it’s supposed to do,” Cornman Said.

Sophomore Melanie Bower pole vaulted a height of 11-7.75, earning 10th place. Junior Sydney Haase vaulted the same height in 13th place.

Junior distance runner Sydney Potts won the 800-meter with a time of 2:18.74.

Lauren Baehr a sophomore distance runner placed fifth in the 3k with a time of 10:50.97.

Sophomore jumper Amber White earned an eighth place time of 1:00.38 in the 400-meter.

 Sophomore Emily Weldin placed fourth with a time of 1:30.48 in the 600 yard. Junior Whitney Hardy placed seventh in the 1,000-meter.

Junior Jasmin Hughes placed seventh and narrowly missed a provision in the 200-meter.

“We’re going through couples of weeks here that are probably the most difficult weeks of the season, there’s an increase in intensity not only in the workouts but also in the meets,” Head Coach Patty Vavra said.

“We’re beginning to get into a routine and a schedule now that we’re back into school and into the meet season. Hopefully we’ll show some improvements this week at our home meet.”

The lions will be at home at the for the two-day MSSU Lion Invite this weekend.