Women's track finishes in third at 2013 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Hays, Kan. -- The Missouri Southern women's track and field team picked up six All-MIAA performances today and placed third as a team at the 2013 MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Fort Hays State University. 

Ashleigh McFarland led a strong group of vaulters for the Lions as Southern picked up 22 points in the event. McFarland won the title with a provisional height of 12-05.5, while Sydney Haase was second with the same height in more misses. Melanie Bower hit a height of 12-01.5 and placed fifth. McFarland and Haase rank 12th nationally in the event and earned All-MIAA honors today.

Jasmin Hughes placed fourth in the 100m in a provisional time of 12.04, while she placed third in the 200m, in a provisional time of 24.35 and earned All-MIAA honors for the effort. 

Marlee Tegenkamp was sixth in the 1,500, while the 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams placed 4th and 10th, respectively. 

Whitney Hardey picked up All-MIAA honors with a third place finish in the high jump, clearing 5-5, while Brittani Reagan placed second in the triple jump. She cleared 40-02.25 to earn All-MIAA status, while Shelby Newell was seventh in the event. 

Kylie Cornman picked up All-MIAA honors with a second place distance of 46-08 in the shot put, bringing the Lions' total to six All-MIAA performances today and seven overall. Below is a list of the All-MIAA performances from this weekend. 

Lincoln ran away with the team title picking up 217 points, 109 points in fron tof next in line Pittsburg State (108). Southern was third at 79.5, while Emporia State, Central Missouri, Truman State, Lindenwood, Fort Hays State, Nebraska-Kearney, Southwest Baptist, Northwest Missouri and Central Oklahoma round out the team scores. 

Southern will be back in action next Friday as the Lions play host to the MSSU Last Chance at Fred G. Hughes Stadium in the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex.

MSSU All-MIAA
Whitney Hardy - High Jump
Ashleigh McFarland - Pole Vault (Champion)
Sydney Haase - Pole Vault
Brittani Reagan - Triple Jump
Kylie Cornman - Shot Put
Jasmin Hughes - 200m
Kaylee Morgan - Long Jump