Lions add three All-MIAA performances in final day and finish fourth at 2012 MIAA Outdoor Championships

Emporia, Kan. -- The Missouri Southern men's track and field team brought home three All-MIAA performances and placed fourth overall at the 2012 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Emporia State today. 

Freshman Jeff Fraley continued his dominance of the sprints as the Waynesville, Mo. native won the 200m and placed fourth in the 100m. He ran the finals in a time of 20.92, but his prelim time of 20.88 ranks second overall in Division II this year. In the 100m, Fraley ran a 10.41, but his school record prelim time of 10.30, currently ranks secon in Division II and is an automatic qualifying mark in the event. 

In the triple jump, freshman Darion Boure placed second for All-MIAA honors, nearly matching his own school record in the event with a jump of 49-06.25. Taylor McClelland and Jayce Thomas placed 7th and 9th in the event. 

Seth Hackney picked up All-MIAA honors in the shot put with a second place finish, heaving the shot a distance of 53-11.25, good enough for a provisional in the event. Dustin Green was fourth in the shot.

Anthony Price finished eighth in the 400m dash with a time of 49.21, Jazz Allen was seventh in the 400m hurdles, finishing the race in a time of 55.05. 

Andrew Webster was ninth in the 1,500, while Eric Schott and Adrian Todd placed 8th and 9th in the 5k. Webster was 12th in the 5k, while Alex Mason and Colton Wooldridge placed 19th and 24th. Mason was fourth in the steeplechase, while Clark Tanksley placed sixth in the high jump.

The Lions 4x100m relay team of Price, Fraley, Allen and Tanksley placed fourth, while the 4x400m relay team of the same four placed sixth. Zach Williams placed fifth in the javelin, while Nicklas Polizzi was 11th. 

Pittsburg State won the team title with 168.5 points, while Central Missouri (153), Lincoln (125), Southern (95.5) and Fort Hays (92) round out the top five. Emporia State (73), Southwest Baptist (41), Northwest Missouri (39) and Truman (32) round out the team scores. 

The Lions have one more regular-season meet left on the docket with the Emporia State Twilight on May 12 and will then wait to see which athletes have qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships, slated to be held on May 24-26 in Pueblo, Colo. 

In all, Southern had five All-MIAA performances at the Championships this year. Below is the list.

Dustin Green - Hammer
Nicklas Polizzi - Discus
Jeff Fraley - 200m - Champion
Darion Boure - Triple Jump
Seth Hackney - Shot Put