Track Bears Win Four Events at Missouri Invitational
Feb. 7, 2014
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Sophomore Robiann Broomfield won the triple jump and placed second in the long jump with career-best marks and the Missouri State track & field team won three additional events in a breakout performance at the Missouri Invitational at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse Friday.
In all, the Bears collected six personal bests on the day.
Broomfield began the day tying for the win in the long jump with a leap of 5.67 meters (18 feet, 7.25 inches) with Michelle Momo of UMKC. Broomfield's jump topped her previous personal best in the event of 5.60 meters, set at the 2013 MVC championships. Even though she tied for the win, Broomfield took second on a tiebreaker. The Clarendon, Jamaica native won the triple jump outright with a mark of 12.50 meters (41 feet, one-quarter inch), a centimeter more than her last personal best from the season-opening meet at Iowa State on Dec. 6.
Pringle, in her first meet with the Bears as a transfer from Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College and native of Basseterre, St. Kitts, won the 400 meters in 57.30 and helped the 4x400 squad comprised of junior Althia Maximilien, sophomores Shavonne Husbands and Oarabile Babolayi and herself win the event in 3:49.67.
Joseph was victorious in the 60 in a season-best time of 7.56. Junior Chelsey Borders made it a 1-2 finish in the event with a career-best 7.62.
Another strong effort came from freshman Melanie Raterman in the weight throw. She posted a personal best with a heave of 14.81 meters (48 feet, 7.25 inches) to finish ninth overall in the event.
The final personal best came from junior Haley Scott in the 60-meter hurdles prelims, who went 9.79 to place eighth.
Missouri State returns to action next Friday and Saturday at the Iowa State Classic in Ames.