Hays, Kan. -- The Missouri Southern women's track and field team is in sixth place after day two of the 2013 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Fort Hays State University.
Kaylee Morgan got things started off for the Lions today when she finished fifth in the heptathlon with a provisional total of 4,491 points. She won the long jump within the event to pace herself to earning points for the team.
Morgan placed third in the long jump and picked up a provisional with a distance of 18-11.75. She earned All-MIAA status for the effort, while Brittani Reagan was fourth in the long jump with a provisional distance of 18-11.25. Emily Paullus, Shelby Newell and Taitum Mead placed 10th, 11th, and 12th in the event.
Kylie Cornman was ninth in the discus, while the women's pole vault was postponed until Sunday as winds made the event tough to start today.
The Lions have 15 team points, but Central Missouri leads the pack with 36. Pittsburg State has 30, while Emporia State (26), Truman (22) and Lindenwood (18) round out the top five. Kearney and Southern are sixth, followed by Lincoln (14), Northwest Missouri, Central Oklahoma, Southwest Baptist (5) and Fort Hays is 12th with four points.
The final day of the meet will start tomorrow morning.