MU track and field dominated their outdoor season opener meet, the Missouri Relays, by winning 13 titles in varying events. While Mizzou's first two outdoor meets are essentially smaller and against various community college teams, the MU athletes still put down some very notable performances, including:
Laura Roxberg wins the 1500m in 4:39.68
Layne Moore wins the 800m in 2:12.66
Blake Irwin wins the 800m in 1:53
Leslie Farmer wins the 400m hurdles in 1:01.04
Clifton Leake wins the 400m hurdles in 53.04
Megan Collins wins the discus throw with 47.34m
Krishna Lee (former tiger and volunteer asst.) wins the shot put with 15.06m
Ryan Blackwell wins the 400m in 48.36
Andy Oaker wins the shot put with 16.93m
Jacob Bullinger wins the discus throw with 48.34m
Heather Green wins the pole vault with 3.55m
MU women's 4x400m relay wins in 3:47.21
MU men's 4x400m relay wins in 3:14.68
The MU team is aiming to run fast, jump high and throw further than they ever have before. With the elimination of NCAA regional qualifying standards this year and condensing of the regions, all Division I track and field athletes must now work to get themselves in the top 50 of their region, meaning they just might have to run faster, jump higher, and throw further than what it took to get in last year.
About the blogger: Angela Potrykus is a member of the MU track and field team and competes in the steeplechase and 1500m.