Mizzou Track & Field logged ten top-ten finishes on the second day of competition at the Razorback Invitational on Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. The Tigers competed against some of the top teams in the nation, including 12 teams between both the men’s and women’s sides that are ranked within the top-25 nationally.
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Redshirt senior Thomas George (Gloucester, England) highlighted the second day action, setting a new Mizzou program record in the indoor 3000m run. His time of 8:00.21 in the 3000m Invitational earned him a second-place finish and narrowly beat out teammate Kieran Wood’s previous school record in the event. George also holds the fifth-fastest time in the 5000m run, set during the 2017-18 season.
Redshirt sophomore Jayson Ashford (Fairview Heights, Ill.) also earned a spot in the Mizzou record book with his performance in the 400m dash. Ashford moved into eighth place in program history in the event and set a new PR with a time of 47.58. With this move, Ashford becomes the second active athlete on the top-10 list, a few spots behind teammate Nylo Clarke (Riverside, Mo.). Clarke holds the third-fastest 400m time in program history. He also set the seventh-fastest 200m dash time in yesterday’s competition.
Sophomore Martin Prodanov (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) finished fourth in the Mile Invitational with a time of 4:04.02. This was Prodanov’s first appearance in the mile of the season, but he earned a first-place finish in the 3000m at last week’s Texas Aggie Invitational.
Off of the track, senior Emily Stauffer (Reinholds, Penn) set a new personal record in the women’s shot put with a mark of 15.66m (51-4.5), earning a third-place finish. Stauffer also competed in the weight throw on Friday, earning a mark of 17.78m (58-4).
Head Coach Brett Halter… “We had great competitive efforts today and had a lot of competitive integrity. We had some very significant performances on both the field and the track. We’re coming up on an important time as we transition to championship season.”
“It was very exciting to see the marks as a team and we want to progress over the next two to four weeks as we slide into the SEC Championship. I’m extremely proud of both teams. I’m thrilled for Thomas and his effort to set the school record. It was one of many great performances this weekend.”
Mizzou will return to action at home next Friday, February 7 for the Mizzou Open. The meet will take place at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse, with field events beginning at 10:45 a.m., followed by the track events at 11:30 a.m.
DAY TWO RESULTS – TRACK EVENTS
3000M Run, Men – 25. Marquette Wilhite, 8:34.97
400M Run, Women – 19. Morgan O’Neal, 56.69 PR
Mile Run, Men – 21. Victor Mugeche, 4:18.42 PR
60M Dash, Women – 25p. Jazmyn Shumaker, 7.91
3000m Invitational – 2. Thomas George, 8:00.21 PR (SR #1)
Mile Run Invitational, Men – 4. Martin Prodanov, 4:04.02
Mile Run Invitational, Women – 7. Sarah Chapman, 4:42.65 PR
4x400M Relay, Men – 11. Brunsman, Ashford, Hays, Kuhlmann, 3:15.73
DAY TWO RESULTS – FIELD EVENTS
Shot Put, Men – 9. Devin Roberson, 16.07m (52-8.75) PR
DAY TWO RESULTS – MULTI EVENTS
Heptathlon, Men – 10. Jason Edwards, 4899 points
60M Hurdles – 8.95 (757 pts)
Pole Vault – 4.50m (14-9)
10000M Run – 3:15.21