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Track & Field Bears Win Pair of Events on Final Day at Varsity Apartments Invitational
 
Junior Althia Maximilien was part of Missouri State's winning 4x400-meter relay and finished second in the 200 Saturday.
 
Junior Althia Maximilien was part of Missouri State's winning 4x400-meter relay and finished second in the 200 Saturday.
 

Feb. 1, 2014

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WICHITA, Kan. - The Missouri State track & field team won two events and posted three individual personal bests on the final day of the Varsity Apartments Invitational at Wichita State's Heskett Center Saturday.

The Bears won event titles in the 4x400-meter relay and triple jump to finish with a two-day total of 51.5 points, fourth overall in the meet.

Sophomore Robiann Broomfieldclaimed the triple jump with a leap of 12.01 meters. The Clarendon, Jamaica, native has won the event three times this season with the first two victories coming at Iowa State on Dec. 6 and Arkansas on Jan. 10.

Sophomores Oarabile Babolayi, Cindy Forde, Shavonne Husbands and junior Althia Maximiliencombined to take the 4x400 relay in 3:51.37.

Maximilien turned in a second-place finish in the 200 meters in 24.94 and Husbands cruised to a 25.35 mark in fifth place. Junior Chelsey Bordersposted a Missouri State personal best in the event, running 25.94 in 14th place.

Tenaly Smith, competing in her third indoor meet of the season, finished sixth in the 800 meters in 2:19.00, while Forde was 14th in the race in a time of 2:26.43.

Freshman Erin Roebuck ran the 400 meters in 1:00.54 to 14th place, pacing a group of three Bears in the field. Sophomore Chelsie Horton was a quarter-second behind in 15th. Classmate Josie Dykeset the Bears' second personal best on the day, finishing 19th in 1:01.12.

The final personal best came from freshman Melanie Ratermanin the shot put. She recorded a mark of 10.13 meters (33 feet, three inches) to finish 13th in the event.

Sophomore Cassandra Schwabwas the top Bear there, placing 10th with a heave of 10.82 meters (35 feet, six inches).

Missouri State returns to action at the Missouri Invitational in Columbia Friday at 2 p.m.


 

 

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