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
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
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
1 Lars Rise Sr Missouri 15.65m 51-4.25 830pts
23 Richard York So New Mexico 11.31m 37-1.25 565pts
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
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
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
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
24 Rick Elliott Jr Arkansas 9:19.72
Women’s 400 meter hurdles prelims
22 Leslie Farmer Jr Missouri 58.94
Men’s 400 meter hurdles prelims
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.