Warrensburg, Mo. -- Missouri Southern's Michael Juergens picked up a provisional and won the pole vault in the final day of the 2011 MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Central Missouri.
The men finished in 7th place in the overall team standings as host Central Missouri took home the team title.
Juergens hit a provisional height of 16-00.75, his highest of the season, and took home the title in the event, while earning All-MIAA status. His height is tied for 7th-best in Division II at this point. Raymond Woldtvedt placed 7th in the event.
In other action, Kevin Wright placed 7th in the 400m with a time of 53.97, while Viktork Kuk was ninth in the 800m. Jake Benton was 11th in the 3k with a time of 8:56.79, while the 4x440 yard team of Wright, Clark Tanksley, Zach Reece and Dustin Roofener placed fifth in a time of 3:23.73.
The Lions will now wait to see which individuals have qualified for the 2011 NCAA Division II Indoor Nationals.
2011 All-MIAA Track Athletes
Michael Juergens - Pole Vault - Champion
Corey Reynolds - High Jump