Joplin, Mo. -- The 13th ranked Missouri Southern men's track and field team will play host to the MSSU Invitational this Friday and Saturday at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center on campus.
The Lions are one of four MIAA teams ranked natioanlly as Lincoln comes in 8th, while Central Missouri is 10th and Pittsburg State is 19th.
Southern has six athletes ranked in the top 20 nationally in their respective events. Jeff Fraley ranks 9th in the 60m dash (6.87), while ranking 3rd in the 200m (21.74). Darion Boure has the top mark in the triple jump with a distance of 49-5, while Jayce Thomas is ranked seventh in the high jump, clearing 6-8.25.
Action begins at 2:30 pm from Leggett & Platt on Friday.