Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern mens tack and field team had a strong showing in the 200 meters tonight in the first night of the 2010 Fazolils/Baymont Inn Invitational at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.
Jordan Patton placed fourth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.76, while Jacob Khan was eighth and Maurlon Bembry was ninth. Jerry Jones, Andrew Wright and Roger Byers placed 11th, 14th, and 27th, respectively in the event.
The distance medley relay team of Sam Pogue, Kevin Wright, Adrian Liddell and Nick Niggeman placed third with a time of 10:36.27.
Andrew Gassen placed ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 49-02.50. Kyle Hancock was 17th and Tyler Burgess was 20th in the event.
The Lions will be back in action tomorrow morning when they finish up with day two of the meet beginning at 10:30 am.