Missouri State Track and Field Records Four NCAA Marks; School Record
The Missouri State track and field team sent a select group of athletes to Arizona State University for the 30th Sun Angel Track Classic Saturday. The Bears attained four NCAA Regional qualifying standards and Terry Phillips broke the school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Terry Phillips led the Bears to three top-10 finishes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Phillips finished second with a Missouri State record time of 10:27.19. She was followed by Jamie Vest’s fifth-place finish in a time of 10:42.95. Both times were NCAA Regional qualifying standards. Staci Nelson placed 10th with a time of 11:11.35.
Pasca Cheruiyot also attained an NCAA Regional mark in the 5,000-meter run. She finished second in a time of 16:26.94. The time also placed Cheruiyot second on the Missouri State performers list in the event. Asher Kyger, running unattached, finished fourth at 16:47.96.
Leander Ernest attained the fourth NCAA Regional mark for the Bears. She ran the 800-meter run premiere in 2:08.85. She finished seventh in the race.
Missouri State won the 4x100-meter relay. Cortene Boulard, Shantel Llewellyn, Rashida Allen and Leander Ernest made up the winning relay team. They won the race in a time of 46.81 seconds, beating the Boise State team by .71 seconds.
In the 4x400-meter relay premiere, the Bears placed second with a time of 3:45.61. Boulard, Allen, Ernest and Yaneika Malcolm made up the 4x400-meter relay team.
Llewellyn and Allen placed three-four, respectively, in the 100-meter dash. Both ran a time of 12.12 seconds, a personal best for both runners. Boulard placed 13th in the event at 12.43 seconds.
In the 200-meter dash, Allen set the pace for the Bears finishing in 24.88 seconds. Llewellyn was right behind her at 24.93 seconds, while Boulard finished in 25.64 seconds.
Yaneika Malcolm placed 14th in the 400-meter dash premiere. Her time was 56.52 seconds in the event. Kindra Perkins placed 19th in the 400-meter dash university race with a personal best of 58.96 seconds.
Mareneika Goffe tied for 12th in the high jump. Her jump of 5-05.00 feet (1.65 meters) was one inch short of her personal best.
Jelni Kelly was the lone thrower to travel for the Bears. She finished 25th in the shot put, but attained a personal best with a distance of 40-07.00 feet (12.37 meters). She also placed 27th in the discus throw, reaching a distance of 133-08 feet (40.75 meters).
The Bears will return to action next week at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan. The meet begins on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium.