Track and Field Bears Excel at Arkansas Twilight
May 4, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -
The Missouri State track and field squad finished up events at the Arkansas Twilight Friday (May 4) night. The Bears competed at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville, Ark.
The Bears field group provided plenty of standout performances. Jeláni Kelly finished second in the discus throw, setting a new personal best of 164-06.00 in the event. Kelly's distance helped to further secure her spot as the second best all-time performer in the event in MSU history. In the high jump, Jordan Bond and Gemma Smith finished second with heights of 5-05.00. Smith's height ties her previous personal best. Kelsey McCowen finished fourth in the event with a personal best of 5-03.00.
The Bears' sprint group was not to be out done, as the 4x100-meter team consisting of Alyx Dull, Pernell Joseph, Merica Moncherry, and Althia Maximilien finished second overall in 45.62. Dull also finished second in her 100-meter dash heat with a time of 12.08. In the 100-meter hurdles, Gabriella Ade-Onojobi ran a 14.01 to finish third in her preliminary heat and qualify for the event finals. Ade-Onojobi also finished third in her 200-meter heat in 25.49, with Sydney Peavey close behind in fourth (25.72). Emily Beaver finished in 2:12.16 in the 800-meter run, a time good enough to earn her fourth in the event. Nicole Thate finished third in her 1,500-meter run heat with a time of 4:45.65.
MSU will use next week to prepare for the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships in Wichita, Kan. on May 11-13.