May 9, 2014

Morgan qualifies in the long jump at MSSU Last Chance

Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern jumper Kaylee Morgan hit an automatic qualifying time and broke her own school record in the long jump today as the women's track and field team competed at the MSSU Last Chance inside Fred G. Hughes Stadium. 

Morgan broke her own record she set at the very same meet last year with a jump of 20-03.00. The previous record was 20-01.75. The mark is also currently tied for the top jump in Division II this year. Brittani Reagan had a provisional mark of 19-08.25, which ranks 11th nationally. Reagan won the triple jump in a provisional leap of 40-02.75, increasing her provisional qualifying mark and ranking 17th nationally. 

Kylie Cornman placed third in the hammer throw with a distance of 155-11, while Whitney Hardy placed second in the high jump with a height of 5-03.25. Morgan was third in the event. 

Ashleigh McFarland was fourth in the pole vault with a provisional height of 12-00.00, while Taylor Alumbaugh was second in the javelin with a distance of 87-03. 

Dana Roberson was third in the 400m with a time of 1:01.55, while Dora Eastin earned a provisional and a second-place finish in the 800m with a time of 2:12.88. Kelly Jo Robberts finished fourth in the event, while Amber White won the 200m in a time of 24.70. 

The Lions will now wait to see who will qualify for outdoor nationals. The meet will take place on May 22-24 in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State.