Joplin, Mo. -- Anchored by a great day in the triple jump, the Missouri Southern men's indoor track and field team are in second place after day two of the 2012 MIAA Indoor Championships at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.
Taylor McClelland won the triple jump with a provisional distance of 48-06.75, while Darion Boure placed second with a provisional distance of 48-05.50. Both earned All-MIAA status in the event. Jayce Thomas placed fifth and Jacob Rowe was eighth all earning points for the Lions.
Jeff Fraley then proceeded to break two school records in the sprints. He broke his own school record in the 60m with a 6.76 in the prelims, qualifying for the finals tomorrow, while breaking a school record in the 200m in a time of 21.87, besting the previous mark of 21.96. He and Anthony Price qualified in the 200m. Fraley's time in the 60m ranks fifth best in division II, while his time in the 200m, ranks 12th in the nation.
Clark Tanksley just missed qualifying for the finals in the 400m, while Sam Pogue had a good race and qualified for the finals of the 800m with a time of 1:57.15. Eric Schott placed fourth in the 5k with a time of 15:10.86, while Jake Benton was eighth in the event, both earning points for the Lions.
Jazz Allen qualified for the finals in the 60m hurdles, while the distance medley relay team of Alex Mason, Price, Pogue and Colton Wooldridge all earned All-MIAA status, placing third with a time of 10:35.65. Dustin Green picked up two points in the weight throw, placing seventh, while Seth Hackney was 13th in the event.
Central Missouri leads after day two of the Championships with 52 team points. The Lions are second with 43 points, while Pittsburg State, Fort Hays State, Northwest Missouri, Southwest Baptist, Emporia State, Truman and Lincoln round out the team scores.
The Lions will finish up the final day of the Championships tomorrow at noon.