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Track & Field Bears Traverse to Mississippi for Ole Miss Open
 
Shavonne Husbands
 
Shavonne Husbands
 

April 18, 2013

The Missouri State track and field team will head to the Ole Miss Open in Oxford, Miss. this weekend. The one-day meet is scheduled to begin on April 20 at 9 a.m. at the Ole Miss Track & Field Complex.

The Bears will be joined at the meet by teams highlighted by Mississippi, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe and Murray State.

The Bears are ranked 15th in the Midwest region this week by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. They'll compete on Saturday with six student-athletes who are also regionally ranked by the USTFCCCA.

Freshman Robiann Broomfield vaulted into the regional rankings with her personal-best triple jump performance at last weekend's K.T. Woodman Classic in Wichita, Kan. Broomfield notched a new best distance of 12.45 meters in the event, which leads the Missouri Valley Conference and is the second-best distance in the Midwest.

Senior Kimsue Grant is just a hair behind Broomfield in the triple jump. The 2012 NCAA Outdoor All-American posted a distance of 12.44 meters in Wichita to rank third in the Midwest. Grant also ranks fourth in the long jump with a mark of 6.21 meters.

Grant was part of Missouri State's 4x100-meter relay squad at the K.T. Woodman Classic that crossed the finish line in 46.08 seconds, good for the seventh-best time in the Midwest. Grant was joined on the squad by Pernell Joseph, Shavonne Husbands and Althia Maximilien.

Husbands and Maximilien are also ranked in individual events. Husbands, a freshman, owns the Midwest's seventh-best time (23.93) in the 200-meter dash, while Maximilien, a sophomore, is ranked sixth in the 400-meter dash (54.26).

Freshman Oarabile Babolayi rounds out the MSU list by ranking eighth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.05).

Missouri State Entries at the Ole Miss Open

100-Meter Dash

Shavonne Husbands
Pernell Joseph
Robiann Broomfield

200-Meter Dash
Shavonne Husbands
Pernell Joseph
Gabriella Ade-Onojobi
Chelsie Horton
Josie Dyke

800-Meter Run

Cindy Forde
Tenaly Smith
Haley Scott

1,500-Meter Run
Emily Beaver
Nicole Thate
Olivia Francka

100-Meter Hurdles
Gabriella Ade-Onojobi
Oarabile Babolayi
Haley Scott

400-Meter Hurdles
Oarabile Babolayi

4x100-Meter Relay
Squad A
Grant, Joseph, Husbands, Maximilien
Squad B
Ade-Onojobi, Horton, Smith, Broomfield

High Jump
Betsy Borgsmiller
Haley Scott
Gemma Smith

Long Jump
Kimsue Grant
Gemma Smith
Robiann Broomfield
Me'Kayla Canady-McGee
Haley Scott

Triple Jump
Kimsue Grant
Robiann Broomfield
Gemma Smith
Me'Kayla Canady-McGee

Discus
Jessica Dantin

Hammer
Jessica Dantin


 

 

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