@MemTigersTF_XC Readies for Missouri Invitational
Feb. 6, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo.-University of Memphis track and field squads return to action, on Friday, at the Missouri Invitational. The event will provide ample opportunity for the Tigers to compete and improve as they push through the half-way point of the indoor track and field season.
"We'll get to compete with some high quality teams, but the numbers won't be so great that we don't get the reps in that we need," head track and field coach Kevin Robinson said. "We're just now starting to learn who we are competitively. I do believe every time we set foot on a track we get better. I think the team is very close and a cohesive unit that has learned to rely on each other."
The meet will be held at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Missouri. The facility features a six-lane 200m track with eight sprint lanes on the straightaway. The one-day meet begins at 2 p.m. with a full slate of field and track events on tap.
Results from the Missouri Invitational will be posted on GoTigersGo.com as they are made available.
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In the men's 5,000m, Dan Kuhman ranks sixth with his season-best of 14:58.92. Pauls Pujats (5.30m, 17'4.52") and Austin Crenshaw (5.05m, 16'6.75") rank fourth and seventh respectively in the men's pole vault. On the women's side, Maya Williamson ranks fourth in the 800m with her season-best time of 2:08.74.
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Georgio Lynwood took fourth in the high jump with a leap of (2.05m, 6'8.75"). In the pole vault, Pauls Pujats took second with a personal-best of (5.30m, 17'4.5"), with Austin Crenshaw clearing (4.90m, 16'.75") for fourth place.
The Tigers recorded five top-10 finishes in the shot put. Yannik Schaly (16.68m, 54'8.75"), Luke Vaughn (16.43m, 53'11"), Matt Sipe (15.66m, 51'4.5"), Wade Wells (15.42m, 50'7.25") and Tom Willcox (15.26m, 50'.75") placed fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.
In the weight throw, the Tigers recorded three top-10 finishes. Willcox (16.94m, 55'7"), Will Hubber (15.91m, 52'2.5") and Sipe (15.70m, 51'6.25") placed sixth, eighth and ninth overall. In the men's 5,000m, Dan Kuhman took home a top-five finish placing fifth in a time of 14:58.92.
On the women's side, Maya Williamson notched a podium finish taking second at 2:08.74. Williamson's time was just shy of her program-record of 2:08.71 set in 2013. DaQuanya Byrd-West placed fourth in the 60m crossing the line at 7.67 just shy of her personal best.
In the pole vault, the Tigers placed three in the top five. Sabrina Hochreuther, Carolina Carmichael and Clara Amat-Fernandez placed third, fourth and fifth respectively with all Tigers clearing a final height 3.85m (12'7.5").