March 1, 2014

Women's track in first after day two of 2014 MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's track and field team is in first place after day two of the 2014 MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. 

The Lions had two event winners today starting with Brittani Reagan in the triple jump. Reagan hit a provisional mark of 39-11.25 to earn All-MIAA status in the event. Amber White was fourth and Shelby Newell placed seventh in the triple jump. 

Kaitlyn Belisle took the lead in the final lap and cruised to the win in the 5k earning All-MIAA honors with a provisional time of 17:31.90, while Cassy Kendrick placed 11th in the event. 

Ashleigh McFarland was second in the pole vault and earned All-MIAA honors with a provisional height of 12-02.50. Sydney Haase placed 11th with a provisional of 11-02.50. 

The distance medley team of Dana Roberson, White, Sydney Potts, and Sierra Gray placed third and earned All-MIAA status in a time of 12:24.08. Kylie Cornman was 13th in the weight throw with a toss of 50-00.00.

In other action, Jasmin Hughes qualified for the finals in both the 60m and 200m, while White qualified for the finals of the 400m, Potts qualified in the 600y and Kindra Emberton and Emily Harris both qualified in the 800m. 

The Lions are in first place as a team with 45 points after two days of competition. Pittsburg State is in second with 36 points, while Central Missouri is in third at 33. 

Southern will be back in action tomorrow morning with the final day of competition. Field events begin at 10 am, while the running event finals begin at 2:30 pm.