Men's track and field places second at 2012 MIAA Indoor Championships

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's track and field team picked up seven All-MIAA performances and one event title, placing second in the 2012 MIAA Indoor Championships at the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. 

Southern freshman Jeff Fraley continued his solid meet with a first place finish in the 200m dash and a third place finish in the 60m, earning All-MIAA status in each evernt. Fraley's time of 21.69 in the 200m broke a new school record and is ranked sixth in division II. His prelim time in the 60m, which also set a new school record, ranks fifth in division II this season. Anthony Price was eighth in the finals of the 200m. 

Taylor McClelland finished second in the long jump and earned All-MIAA status with a provisional distance of 23-6.25, while Clark Tanksley and Darion Boure placed ninth and tenth in the event. Raymond Woldtvedt picked up a provisional in the pole vault with a height of 15-10, placing second in the event and earning All-MIAA status. John Lowe was fourth, while Scott Bertelli placed ninth. 

Tanksley was third in the high jump with a provisional height of 6-10.75, earning All-MIAA honors in the event. Jayce Thomas placed tenth in the high jump. Dustin Green and Seth Hackney both earned All-MIAA honors in the shot put as the pair placed second and third, respectively. Green threw for a provisional of 55-01, while Hackney hit a provisional of 55-00.25. 

Jazz Allen finished sixth i n the 60m hurdles, while the mile relay team of Tanksley, Anthony Price, Fraley and Allen placed fourth in a time of 3:23.32. Sam Pogue was sixth int he 800m, while Andrew Webster was sixth in the mile. Alex Mason and Colton Wooldridge placed 11th and 13th in the event as well. Eric Schott was sixth in the 3k, while Webster placed 13th. 

The Lions will now wait to see which athletes have qualified for nationals. The national meet will take place in two weeks.