May 5, 2013

Men's track places second at 2013 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Hays, Kan. -- The Missouri Southern men's track and field team picked up three individual and two team All-MIAA performances today, while earning a title in two events as the Lions competed at the 2013 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Fort Hays State University. 

Jeff Fraley won the 200m with a provisional time of 21.14 to earn Alll-MIAA status, while placing fifth in the 100m. Erron Holley was sixth in both the 100m and 200m. 

Darion Boure improved his school record triple jump and won the event as he hit an automatic qualifying mark of 51-10-.5, surpassing his previous school record by two feet. Taylor McClelland and Jayce Thomas placed fifth and seventh in the event. 

The 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams of Fraley, Holley, Anthony Price and Clark Tanksley placed second in both events and earned provisionals and All-MIAA honors in the process. The Lions had a time of 40.92 in the 100m relay and 3:12.95 in the mile relay. 

Eric Schott placed 7th in the 5k, while Colton Wooldridge was 8th in the steeplechase. Thomas placed fourth in the high jump with a height of 6-07.50, while Tanksley was fifth in the event with the same height. 

Seth Hackeny placed third in the shot with a provisional mark of 54-00.5 to earn All-MIAA honors, while Evan Moore and Dustin Green placed fourth and sixth in the event, respectively. 

Miles Migliara was fourth in the 1,500m and 7th in the 800m, while Thomas placed 8th in the 110m hurdles. 

In total, southern had eight individuals in seven events earn All-MIAA status, including four multiple All-MIAA honors. Below is a complete list. 

Pittsburg State edged out the Lions for the title as the Gorillas scored 145 team points to Soutehrn's 134.5. Central Missouri was third, followed by Nebraska-Kearney, Emporia State, Lincoln, Southwest Baptist, Northwest Missouri, Fort Hays and Lindenwood. 

Southern will be back in action next Friday as the Lions play host to the MSSU Last Chance at Fred G. Hughes Stadium in the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex.

MSSU All-MIAA
Jeff Fraley - 200m (Champion), 4x100m, 4x400m
Erron Holley - 4x100m, 4x400m
Clark Tanksley - 4x100m, 4x400m
Anthony Price - 4x100m, 4x400m
Darion Boure - Triple Jump (Champion)
Seth Hackney - Shot Put
Dustin Green - Hammer
Michael Juergens - Pole Vault