April 25, 2014

Men's track picks up four provisionals at Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invite

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's track and field team picked up four provisionals and two event wins at the 2014 Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational held today at Fred G. Hughes Stadium inside the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex. 

The Lions picked up a win in the high jump from Clark Tanksley as the senior hit a provisional height of 6-10.75. Southern also had a win in the 1,500m as the Lions went 1-3-6-8-9-12 in the event. Tyler Rush won with a time of 3:58.81, while Andrew Webster was third, Colton Wooldridge sixth, Alex Mason eighth, Jake Benton ninth and Nathan Henry was 12th. Ryan Jackson Adrian Todd and Drake Smelser placed 14th, 17th and 22nd in the 1,500m. 

Darion Boure finished second and had a provisional in the triple jump with a distance of 48-11.50, while Boure was fourth and Tylor Albright was fifth in the long jump. 

Nicklas Polizzi picked up a provisional in the discus with a distance of 161 feet to finish fifth. Bryan Burns was 14th in the event. Polizzi placed sixth in the hammer with a throw of 161-01, while Zach Williams picked up a provisional in the javelin with a toss of 189-01. Burns was seventh in the shot put with a distance of 50-00.50, while Polizzi was tenth in the event. 

The 4x100m relay team of Jazz Allen, Anthony Price, Boure and Tanksley finished third in a time of 41.99, while Price was fourth in the 400m dash in a time of 48.90. 

Brady Melugin placed second in the pole vault with a provisional height of 16-06.75, while Morgan Hold and Raymond Woldtvedt were fifth and Zach Wuest placed 13th. 

Miles Migliara was second in the 800m in a time of 1:53.65, while Drew Buckner placed 8th and Allen was fourth in the 400m hurdles in a time of 56.72. The 4x400m relay team of Price, Migliara, Allen and Buckner placed eighth in a time of 3:28.33. 

The Lions will be back in action on May 1-3 at the 2014 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Jefferson City, hosted by Lincoln.