Lions win four events in final day of MSSU Invite

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's track and field team won four events today in the final day of the 2013 MSSU Invite. 

Kylie Cornman took home first in the shot put with a provisional distance of 45-00.50. Brittani Reagan was first in the triple jump with a distance of 37-01.25 as the Lions took 1-3 with Mahogany Jones and Shelby Newell placing second and third. 

Rachel Schrader won the mile in a time of 5:09.94, while Addie Mengwasser, Jet Hovis and Maggie Tennal placed 7, 10, and 11. Sydney Potts, racing in her first event, won the 800m in a time of 2:20.85. 

Amber White and Emily Weldin placed second and third in the 600 yard run, while Whitney Hardy placed fifth. Kaitlyn Belisle and Marlee Tegenkamp placed second and third in the 3k, while Lauren Baehr and Cassy Kendrick were sixth and eighth. 

Miriah Johnson was third in the high jump with a height of 5-01.75, while Taylor Alumbaugh, Hardy, Kaylee Morgan and Emily Paullus placed 5,6,7 and 10. Sydney Haase and Melanie Bower both had provisional heights in the pole vault with marks of 11-8, while Ashleigh McFarland placed fourth. 

Jasmin Hughes finished fifth in the 60m dish with a time of 7.99, while JeAnna Sheppard, Taitum Mead and Jackie Wallace placed 3-4-5 in the 60m hurdles. Sagan Graskemper placed eighth in the 400m, while JeAnna Sheppard was 11th. 

The 4x400m relay team of Hughes, Reagan, White and Weldin placed third with a time of 4:10.6. 

The Lions will be back in action next Friday with a meet at the University of Missouri.