Patton's night helps Lions to strong showing at William's/Laptad

Joplin, Mo. -- Jordan Patton won two events and helped the Lions' 4x100m relay team to a school record, and in the process picked up three provisionals as the Missouri Southern men's track and field team competed at the 2010 Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational at Fred G. Hughes Stadium. 

Patton won the 100m and 200m with provisional times of 10.53 and 21.44, respectively. Maurlon Bembry was fourth in the 100m, while Andrew Wright, Bembry and Jacob Khan placed fourth, fifth and seventh in the 200m. 

Bembry led off the Lions' 4x100 meter relay team that raced to a provisional time and school record of 40.93. The time beat the previous record of 41.19 that was set in 1997. Patton ran leg two, while Jacob Khan and Andrew Wright ran the final two legs. 

D'Angelo Wood won the 400m dash, while Kevin Wright, Andrew Wright and Khan were 3-4-6 in the event. Corey Reynolds won the high jump with a provisional height of 6-09.75, while Chris Brown and Patrick Hester placed second and sixth. James Coleman earned a provisional and won the discus with a 164-11. Aki Nummela placed second in the 800m, while Sam Pogue was sixth and Brandon Weaver placed 18th. 

Brennan Benkert was second in the 5k, while Jarkko Jarvenpaa was second in the 1,500m. Pogue placed 14th in the 1,500m. Michael Juergens and DJ Dunmire were tied for fifth in the pole vault, while Taylor McClelland and Jerry Jones placed fourth and sixth in the long jump, respectively. 

Hester, Jones and McClelland were third, fifth and eighth in the triple jump, while Andrew Gassen placed fourth in the javelin. Seth Hackney and Coleman both earned provisionals in the shot put as Hackney Coleman and Kyle Hancock placed second, third and eighth. Hancock and Tyler Burgess were sixth and ninth in the hammer throw. 

The Lions will be back in action next weekend competing at the Arkansas Razorback Twilight.