Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's track and field team picked up nine provisional marks and one automatic as the Lions competed at the 2014 Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational today at Fred G. Hughes Stadium inside the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex.
Kylie Cornman picked up an NCAA automatic qualifying mark in the shot put, tossing the weight a distance of 49-02.50. The mark is just more than two feet from the school record and is currently seventh-best in Division II this year. Cornman also placed second in the hammer with a distance of 158-08.
Brittani Reagan won the triple jump with a provisional distance of 38-10.25, while Amber White was second and Shelby Newell placed fifth. White's mark of 38-09.75 was also a provisional mark in the event. Reagan was third with a provisional in the long jump, leaping to a distance of 19-06.25 which ranks tenth nationally in Division II and second-best in the MIAA. Kaylee Morgan was fourth with a provisional of 19-00.50, while Newell placed eighth, Taitum Mead was 10th, Emily Paullus 12th and Traci Walker placed 15th.
Morgan was third in the javelin with a distance of 103.10, while Taylor Alumbaugh placed sixth. Mead was second in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.16, while JeAnna Sheppard placed third and Paullus was fourth.
Dora Eastin won the 1,500m with a time of 4:43.53, while Dana Roberson and Addie Mengwasser placed third and fourth, respectively. Sierra Gray was 11th, while Kelly Jo Roberts, Kayla Bartelsmeyer and Jet Hovis placed 14th, 17th and 24th.
The 4x100m relay team of Paullus, Alumbaugh, Walker and Morgan placed third in a time of 48.16, while Amber White picked up a provisional and a win in the 400m, turning in a new school record time of 55.43.
Kindra Emberton won the 800m in a provisional time of 3:13.18, while Sydney Potts was second and Emily Harris placed third. Paullus was ninth and Sheppard was 10th in the 400m hurdles, while White placed third in a provisional time of 24.46 in the 200m. Jasmin Hughes was seventh in the event, while Walker and Alumbaugh placed 11th and 15th, respectively.
Whitney Hardy won the high jump in a height of 5-03.25, while Shelby Sutherland was third and Alumbaugh placed sixth. Ashleigh McFarland picked up a provisional with a third place jump of 12-00.50 in the pole vault. Sydney Haase was 11th. The 4x400m relay team of Hughes, White, Emberton and Potts placed fourth with a time of 3:58.86.
The Lions will be back in action on May 1-3 taking part in the 2014 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Jefferson City at Lincoln University.