Women's track improves marks at MSSU Last Chance

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern women's track and field team utilized one last meet to improve their marks as the Lions competed in the MSSU Last Chance today at Fred G. Hughes Stadium in the Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex.  

Kaylee Morgan had a huge jump, coming just a centimeter from an automatic qualifying mark in the long jump. She placed second on a judge's decision with a distance of 20-01.75. That mark now ranks fourth nationally and is a new school record, breaking Tongula Walker's mark set in 1995. Brittani Reagan placed third and had a distance of 19-11.50, which ranks sixth nationally in the event. 

Whitney Hardy won the high jump with a height of 5-8, moving up to ninth nationally on the qualification list. Sydney Haase took home the title in the pole vault with a provisional height of 11-11.75, while Ashleigh McFarland placed second with the same height. 

Kylie Cornman took home second place in both the shot and the hammer, moving up to seventh nationally in the shot with a provisional distance of 48-06.75. Jasmin Hughes placed second in the 200m with a time of 24.29. 

Southern will now wait until the national list of qualifiers is released this week.