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MU track and field wins 27th annual Tom Botts meet

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Tom Botts coached Missouri track and field for 27 years and helped them win the NCAA championship in 1965. By Angela Potrykus Tom Botts coached Missouri track and field for 27 years and helped them win the NCAA championship in 1965. By Angela Potrykus
Kaitie Vanatta, Kinsey Farren and Jessica Armstrong run the 3000m race on saturday, April 3, 2010, at the Tom Botts Invitational. By Angela Potrykus Kaitie Vanatta, Kinsey Farren and Jessica Armstrong run the 3000m race on saturday, April 3, 2010, at the Tom Botts Invitational. By Angela Potrykus
Shannon Leinert, Ellen Ries and Angela Potrykus start the women's 1500m race at the Tom Botts Invitational on Saturday, April 3, 2010. By Angela Potrykus Shannon Leinert, Ellen Ries and Angela Potrykus start the women's 1500m race at the Tom Botts Invitational on Saturday, April 3, 2010. By Angela Potrykus
Laura Roxberg and Layne Moore take it out fast in the women's 800m race at the Tom Botts Invitational on Saturday, April 3. By Angela Potrykus Laura Roxberg and Layne Moore take it out fast in the women's 800m race at the Tom Botts Invitational on Saturday, April 3. By Angela Potrykus
Aaron Dixon and Blake Irwin lead the men's 1500m race at the Tom Botts Invitational, Saturday, April 3, 2010. By Angela Potrykus Aaron Dixon and Blake Irwin lead the men's 1500m race at the Tom Botts Invitational, Saturday, April 3, 2010. By Angela Potrykus

Missouri track and field hosted and won the 27th annual Tom Botts track meet last weekend. Tom Botts was one of Mizzou’s best track coaches from 1947-1972. He helped Mizzou win the NCAA championships in 1965–one of the school’s two NCAA titles.

Team scores: Women Men

Missouri 284 Missouri 264

Indiana St. 253 Indiana St. 205

N. Iowa 163 N. Iowa 183

Drake 159 Central MO 159

Central MO 123 Drake 156

Missouri athletes Lana Mims and Nick Adcock were the "outstanding female and male athletes of the meet," meaning that they earned the most points overall.

Click here for stats on individual performances from the Tom Botts meet.

Every year, this meet has also been deemed the "senior appreciation meet," where the seniors on the track and field team are honored, walk the field with their parents, hug the coach and receive a flower.

This weekend, MU track and field travels to Eugene, Oregon for the Pepsi Invitational. This televised meet (Comcast television) will include some of the top track teams from around the nation, including: University of Illinois, University of Oregon, Texas A&M, and the University of Washington.

About the blogger: Angela Potrykus is a member of the MU track and field team and competes in the steeplechase and 1500m.

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