April 20, 2013

Southern men pick up seven provisionals and six wins at Missouri S&T

Rolla, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's track and field team picked up six wins and secured seven provisional marks at the Dewey Allgood invitational today, hosted by Missouri S&T. 

Dustin Green was strong in the throws as the senior took home the titles in the discus, hammer, and shot put, earning provisionals in all three events. He hit a distance of 165-04 in the discus, a 183-09 in the hammer, and  55-04.25 in the shot put. 

Michael Juergens led a strong vaulting crew as the senior won the event with a provisional height of 16-07.25. John Lowe and Brady Melugin placed second and both earned provisionals with heights of 15-07.25. 

Jazz Allen took home the title in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.87, while Jeff Fraley placed second in the 200m and third in the 100m. The 4x100m relay team placed second, while Anthony Price and Clark Tanksley went first and second in the 400m, finishing just one hundredth of a second apart from each other. 

Miles Migliara placed second in the 1,500m, while Sam Pogue was ninth and Migliara and Logan Garrett were fifth and sixth in the 800m. Allen placed second in the 400m hurdles, while Andrew Webster was second in the 5k. Tanksley and Jayce Thomas placed first and second in the high jump, while the 4x400m relay team placed second, as well. 

Tanksley led a strong group in the long jump as the senior won the event with a distance of 22-09.75. Taylor McClelland was third, while Thomas, Darion Boure, and Tylor Albright placed fifth and seventh. 

Thomas picked up the title in the triple jump with a provisional distance of 47-09.75, while McClelland was second and Boure and Jacob Rowe placed fourth and fifth. 

Nicklas Polizzi was second in the discus with a provisional distance of 161-06, while Evan Moore was fourth in the hammer. Seth Hackney picked up a provisional in the shot with a second-place distance of 55-01.00, while Moore placed third. Thomas was third in the javelin, while Nathan Henry placed third in the 3k. 

The Lions will be back in action next Friday as Southern plays host to the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational at Fred G. Hughes Stadium.