February 2, 2013

Four event wins highlight final day of MSSU Lion Invite

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's track and field team picked up four event wins in the final day of the MSSU Lion Invite inside the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center today. 

Jayce Thomas started things off by winning the 60m hurdles in the second day of the heptathlon. He then placed second in the pole vault and finished third in the 1000m to win the heptathlon with a provisional total of 4891 points. 

Jeff Fraley and Jazz Allen won the 60m dash and 60m hurdles, respectively, as Fraley picked up a provisional with a final round time of 6.86. Allen won his event with a time of 8.33. 

Ethan Moore placed third in the shot put with a provisional distance of 52-02.5, while Seth Hackney was third with a provisional of his own in a distance of 51-11.25. Dustin Green was seventh in the event. 

The 4x400m relay team of Fraley, Anthony Price, Miles Migliara and Clark Tanksley won the event with a provisional time of 3:23.18. 

Michael Juergens placed second in the pole vault with a provisional height of 16-00.75, while Brady Melugin was third and John Lowe placed fourth. Both Melugin and Lowe earned provisional heights with identical vaults of 15-3. Zach Bobbett and Raymond Woldtvedt placed sixth and tenth, respectively. 

JJ Jones and Dominique Jenkins placed seventh and ninth, respectively in the triple jump, while Andrew Webster and Jake Benton placed third and fifth in the 3k. Colton Wooldridge placed 14th in the mile, while Alex Mason and Sam Pogue placed 20th and 22nd, respectively. 

Migliara placed third in the 600 yard, while Pogue was 28th in the 800m. 

The Lions will be back in action next weekend, competing at the Tyson Invitational on the campus of the University of Arkansas.