Emporia, Kan. -- The Missouri Southern men's track and field team picked up three wins and two huge provisionals in the triple jump as the Lions competed in the Emporia State/State Farm Relays today at Zola Witten Track / Fran Welch Stadium in Emporia.
Jeff Fraley nearly swept the sprints as he placed second in the 100m and won the 200m, both in provisional qualifying times. He ran a 10.53 in the 100m and a 21.23 in the 200m.
The triple jumpers had a huge day as Darion Boure won the event with a distance of 49-9.00, nearly breaking his own school record in the event. Jayce Thomas placed third, just three quarters of an inch behind Boure. The two of them rank third and fourth, respectively in Division II and are tops in the MIAA in the event.
Seth Hackney won the shot put with a provisional distance of 55-03.75. The mark is ninth in Division II and keeps him at the top of the MIAA ranks in the event. Evan Moore was fourth in the shot put, while Dustin Green placed fifth.
Green placed fourth in the seeded discus with a provisional distance of 170-09, while Nicklas Polizzi was tenth in the event. Moore was fifth in the hammer with a distance of 171-02, while Polizzi was 12th.
In other action, Clark Tanksley placed tenth in the 400m with a time of 49.04, while Andrew Webster was ninth in the 3k in a time of 9:05.52. Eric Schott and Jake Benton placed seventh and eighth, respectively in the 5k, while Thomas was ninth in the 110m hurdles in a time of 15:01.
Colton Wooldridge was fifth in the 3k steeplechase with a time of 10:04.68, while the 4x100m relay team of Erron Holley, Fraley, Anthony Price and Tanksley was fifth in a time of 41.74. Tanksley also placed third in the high jump with a height of 6-5.50, while Michael Juergens led a group of six pole vaulters in the top 11. Juergens picked up a provisional and placed second with a height of 16-00.75, while Brady Melugin and Raymond Woldvedt placed fourth. John Lowe and Jayce Thomas placed 8th and 9th, while Zach Bobbett placed 11th.
Taylor McClelland was fourth in the long jump with a distance of 23-3.25, while Boure placed eighth.
The Lions will be back in action a week from today at Pittsburg State.