Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's track and field team picked up four provisionals and two event wins at the 2014 Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational held today at Fred G. Hughes Stadium inside the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex.
The Lions picked up a win in the high jump from Clark Tanksley as the senior hit a provisional height of 6-10.75. Southern also had a win in the 1,500m as the Lions went 1-3-6-8-9-12 in the event. Tyler Rush won with a time of 3:58.81, while Andrew Webster was third, Colton Wooldridge sixth, Alex Mason eighth, Jake Benton ninth and Nathan Henry was 12th. Ryan Jackson Adrian Todd and Drake Smelser placed 14th, 17th and 22nd in the 1,500m.
Nicklas Polizzi picked up a provisional in the discus with a distance of 161 feet to finish fifth. Bryan Burns was 14th in the event. Polizzi placed sixth in the hammer with a throw of 161-01, while Zach Williams picked up a provisional in the javelin with a toss of 189-01. Burns was seventh in the shot put with a distance of 50-00.50, while Polizzi was tenth in the event.
Miles Migliara was second in the 800m in a time of 1:53.65, while Drew Buckner placed 8th and Allen was fourth in the 400m hurdles in a time of 56.72. The 4x400m relay team of Price, Migliara, Allen and Buckner placed eighth in a time of 3:28.33.
The Lions will be back in action on May 1-3 at the 2014 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Jefferson City, hosted by Lincoln.