April 28, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa - A personal-best triple jump performance by junior Gemma Smith highlighted the Missouri State track and field squad's outing Saturday (April 27) at the Drake Relays.
Smith placed 15th in the event and notched a distance of 12.06 meters, which bettered her previous top outdoor distance of 11.93 meters at the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships.
Freshman Robiann Broomfield continued to shine in the triple with a mark of 12.12 meters and an 11th-place finish, while senior Kimsue Grant was 19th with a mark of 11.89 meters.
In track events, freshman Oarabile Babolayi placed 16th in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:00.74. Additionally, the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team of Pernell Joseph, Shavonne Husbands, Althia Maximilien and Emily Beaver placed ninth in 3:54.51.
Missouri State is scheduled to return to action on Friday (May 3) at the Arkansas Twilight Meet in Fayetteville, Ark.