Track Bears Hit Ames for Iowa State Classic
Feb. 13, 2014
Tentative Schedule | Entries | Live Results | Live Video
Action gets underway at 10 a.m., with the weight throw. Running events are slated for noon with the 60-meter prelims. Saturday’s events open with 3,000 meters, while the triple jump kicks off field events at 11 a.m. Live results and video, courtesy of Flotrack.com, is available at MissouriStateBears.com.
The elevated level of individual and team competition will make the meet one of the best in the nation, as teams and individuals look to punch their tickets to Albuquerque, N.M., and qualify for the NCAA Championships, March 14-15.
The Bears are coming off of a strong performance at the Missouri Invitational last Friday in Columbia, Mo. MSU claimed four events, including the 60 meters (Pernell Joseph, 7.56), 400 meters (Rosalie Pringle, 56.55), triple jump (Robiann Broomfield, 12.50 meters) and 4x400-meter relay (Althia Maximilien, Shavonne Husbands, Oarabile Babolayi and Pringle, 3:49.67).
Joseph’s time in the 60, a season best, ranks second in the Missouri Valley Conference this year. Junior Chelsey Borders was second in the 60 at Missouri in 7.62 to earn the No. 4 spot on the conference best list.
Sophomore Pringle posted the Valley’s sixth best time in the 400 in her first NCAA race after joining the team from Basseterre, St. Kitts. Pringle then anchored the 4x400-meter relay win. That squad is now ranked No. 2 in the event in the Valley.
Broomfield turned in personal bests in the triple jump and long jump to place second and seventh overall in the league in those events.
Missouri State will be making its second trip to ISU this season after opening the season at the Holiday Preview on Dec. 6. The Bears finished second in the team standings out of six teams and won four events on the day.