Day 1 Missouri Results and Recap at 2011 NCAA DI Track & Field Nationals


It was a hot and extremely humid day in Des Moines yesterday as the championships kicked off.

 Brittany Borman wasn’t able to get a legal throw in the discus and missed another All-American finish.

Cydney Ross, Maurice Mitchell and Richard Lowe provided the biggest highlights of day 1. Ross had a great last 250 meters to finish second in a pr of 2:04.79in her 800 heat to automatically qualify for the finals. As long as she finishes and doesn’t get dq’d she’ll be taking home an All-American trophy.

Maurice Mitchell is looking for national titles in the 4×100, 100, and 200 as well as the Men’s team title. Things went well for Maurice on Day 1 as the 4×100 won their heat to place 4th overall in the prelims. He won his 100 heat and was second overall in the 100. Today comes the 200 prelims.

Richard Lowe, the Memphis senior from KC-Ruskin HS, had an amazing finish in his 400 hurdles race to comeback from 6/7/8th to second to auto qualify for the finals. He pr’d in 50.15 while he was seeded 14th and was 11th on the performance list.

Brian Hancock finished off his Mizzou career with another All-American finish in the pole vault. The 5th year senior cleared 17-2.75 to tie for 9th.

LSU junior and former Lincoln University star Semoy Hackett had an up and down day. After helping the LSU 4×100 squad to the top finish in the prelims she slowed down short of the finish line in the 100 prelims after officials turned the athletes around to actually run into the wind. She must have mistaken which line was the finish.

2011 NCAA DI Outdoor Track and Field Nationals Missouri Results
1st place times/marks shown with Missouri Results
Wednesday June 8, 2011
Decathlon
100 Meter Dash
1                                                                      10.57   +2.8     959pts
12 Richard York         So        New Mexico   10.99   +1.6     863pts
17 Lars Rise                Sr         Missouri          11.16   +1.8     825pts
Long Jump
1                                                                      7.54m  24-9    -0.8      945pts
13 Lars Rise                Sr         Missouri          7.06m 23-2     +1.1     852pts
16 Richard York         So        New Mexico   6.78m 22-3     +0.6     762pts
Shot Put
 1 Lars Rise                 Sr         Missouri          15.65m            51-4.25            830pts
23 Richard York         So        New Mexico   11.31m            37-1.25            565pts
High Jump
1                                                                      2.08m  6-9.75              878pts
15 Lars Rise                Sr         Missouri          1.93m  6-4                   740pts
16 Richard York         So        New Mexico   1.93m  6-4                   740pts
400 meters
1                                                                      46.90               963 pts
11 Richard York         So        New Mexico   49.20               852pts
19 Lars Rise                Sr         Missouri          49.77               825pts
Standings after Day 1
 1 Miller Moss             Sr         Clemson          4271pts
 9 Lars Rise                 SR       Missouri          4048pts -223
20 Richard York         So        New Mexico   3782pts -489
Women’s Discus
1                                                                      58.64m 192-4
F Brittany Borman      Jr         Oklahoma        Foul
Men’s Pole Vault
1                                                                      5.40m 17-8.5
T9th Brian Hancock    Sr         Missouri          5.25m  17-2.75
Women’s 4×100 Prelim
 1 LSU                        42.94 2) Semoy Hackett Jr
11 Baylor        43.98 1) Tiffani McReynolds 3) Brittany Bruce
18 Florida        44.68 2) Alishea Usery
19 Mississippi 44.71 2) Lauren Hollingsworth 4) Lajada Baldwin
Men’s 4×100 Prelim
1 Texas A&M 38.38
4 Florida State 38.75 3) Maurice Mitchell
Women’s 800 Prelim
1                                                          2:02.84
7 Cydney Ross            So Duke          2:04.79Q Heat 1 second
           
Women’s 100 Prelim
1                                                                      11.17 -.4
t14 Semoy Hackett                 Jr LSU             11.55 -.7
Officials turned the 100 around but still ran into the wind and Semoy let up at what she thought was the finish line 10 meters too early. We’ll see if that costs LSU the title.
Men’s 100 Prelim
1 Ngondzashe Makusha          Jr         Florida State   10.13Q -1.1
2 Maurice Mitchell                  Jr         Florida State   10.16!  -1.0 Heat 1 1st
Favorite Jeff Demps took 14th and failed to advance, which may help FSU in the team battle though Forida did pick up some unexpected points in the javelin
Men’s 3000m steeplechase
1                                                                                  8:40.04
24 Rick Elliott                         Jr         Arkansas         9:19.72
Women’s 400 meter hurdles prelims
1                                                                                  55.59
22 Leslie Farmer                     Jr         Missouri          58.94
Men’s 400 meter hurdles prelims
1                                              49.18
7 Richard Lowe                      Sr         Memphis         50.15Q pr Heat 2 2nd
Richard had a bad start and was quickly in about 6-8th, but over the last 150-200m he had a huge comeback and moved up all the way up to second. It was unbelievable.

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