Distance Quartet Shines at K.T. Woodman Classic
Emily Beaver
Emily Beaver

April 13, 2013


WICHITA, Kan. - Four Missouri State distance runners represented the track and field Bears in the team's lone event, the 1,500-meter run, on day one of the K.T. Woodman Classic here Friday (April 12).

Senior Emily Beaver led the charge by clocking a time of 4:40.29, a season-best mark for the Bears this season. Beaver's time placed her fourth in her heat and fourth overall out of 56 competitors.

Senior Nicole Thate raced to a time of 4:50.88 for an 11th-place finish. Freshman Tenaly Smith was 15th in 4:54.83, while freshman Olivia Francka placed 26th with a personal-best time of 5:05.25.

Day two of the Classic is slated to get underway at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (April 13).



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