44 Missouri – MIAA athletes qualify for 2012 NCAA DII Indoor Track & Field Nationals


Missouri/MIAA qualifiers for 2012 NCAA DII Indoor Track & Field National Championships

Friday and Saturday March 9-10, 2012
Minnesota State-Mankato, 
Mankato, Minnesota

Fourty-Four men and women from Missouri or competing at Missouri or MIAA schools have qualified for the 2012 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championships at Minnesota State Mankato Friday and Saturday, March 9-10.

The Central Missouri Mules will need great performances to keep their indoor trophy streak alive. After posting what still stands as the top DII heptathlon score of the season, Brent Vogel’s season ended prematurely. The 2011 DII decathlon champion will be in the stands cheering his teammates on, hoping for another top-4 team trophy. The Mules fell from 7th to 10th in the latest USTFCCCA rankings. But with top seeds Laban Sialo in the 5,000 and Darius Walker in the pentathlon, and six athletes, they can’t be counted out. Dalton Moberly joins Sialo in the 5k and Shawn Boss joins Walker in the heptathlon. Sialo is also scheduled to run in the mile. The Lincoln University men also have long odds to add another trophy to their stuff trophy case. The Blue Tigers are ranked 12th and have six entries with five qualifiers in the sprints and hurdles. Missouri Southern is ranked 24th and have four entries with three men. Southern freshman Jeff Fraley will look to make some noise in both the 60 and 200 meters. Pittsburg State is ranked 25th and has two qualifiers, including Joplin native Colbie Snyder. Snyder’s 16-10 mark in the pole vault makes him the #3 seed.
Emporia State was 22nd in the rankings before dropping out in the latest release. Emporia State has three qualifiers.

On the women’s side, Lincoln is ranked 4th. The Blue Tigers have 13 entries with 10 women. They’re entered in the 60, 60 hurdles, 200, 400, 4×400, mile, high jump, and long jump. The Lincoln women are the #1 seed in the 4×400. With a very tight schedule Emporia State’s Katie Mona decided to run just the 800 and not the mile. Mona is the #2 seed in the 800 and placed 5th last year. Her withdrawal from the mile gave Lincoln’s Twishana Williams the chance to make the trip to nationals with her 4:56 time in the mile. Emporia State is ranked #25.

The Central Missouri women were oh-so-close to a team trophy last year. The Jennies are ranked 6th and have five women qualified and 12 entries. It will be a busy weekend for the Jennies especially Lindsay Lettow and Erin Alewine. Four of the women have qualified in multiple events, and three of those are entered in the pentathlon. Lettow and Alewine, who combined to score 81 points at the conference meet will compete in seven events. Lettow is the top seed in the pentathlon, and also entered in the 60 hurdles, long jump, and high jump. Alewine is the #4 seed in the pentathlon and also entered in the long jump and high jump. Zoe Sharplin is seeded 9th in the pentathlon and 15th in the 60 hurdles. Former national high jump champion Jenna Schmidt is entered in the high jump and triple jump. Kayla Muyskens is seeded #4 in the shot put.

Truman State’s All-American Jennifer Zweifel will shoot for a national title in the triple jump as the #2 seed. Zweifel is one of five MIAAers entered in the long jump. Zweifel and the Bulldogs are ranked #20. Missouri Southern is sending three athletes in the field events and are ranked #24. Nicole Green is the #6 seed in the shot put. Just like on the men’s side, Pittsburg State is sending three women.

Meet info and Live streaming video:http://www.ncaa.com/championships/trackfield-indoor-men/d2
Results/Heat sheets:http://www.pttiming.com/page/show/474584

2012 NCAA DII Indoor Track & Field National Championships Missouri/MIAA Qualifiers
2012 NCAA Division II Indoor Championships
Hosted by Minnesota State University Mankato – 3/9/2012 to 3/10/2012
Mankato, MN
16 events
Women
Women 60 Meter Dash 14 qualified
Name                          Year School                             Seed Time
  4  Latoya King                       SO Lincoln (Mo.)         7.53
12  Rosalyn Nelson                  SR Pittsburg St.            7.62
13  Nickeisha Beaumont         FR Lincoln (Mo.)          7.63
Women 60 Meter Hurdles 15 qualified
 Name                                                 Year School                             Seed Time
  6  Anna-Kay James                FR Lincoln (Mo.)                      8.45
  9  Lindsay Lettow                  SR Central Missouri                8.50
13  Shakeisha Miller               SO Lincoln (Mo.)                     8.59
15  Zoe Sharplin                      SO Central Missouri                8.67
Women 200 Meter Dash 13 qualified
3 Heat Final (3-3-3)
 Name                                                 Year School                             Seed Time
 3  Latoya King                        SO Lincoln (Mo.)                     24.40
 6  Tamara Keane                   FR Lincoln (Mo.)                      24.71
Women 400 Meter Dash Prelims 14 qualified
2 Heat Final (5-4)
 Name                                                 Year School                             Seed Time
  6  Yanique Haye                    JR Lincoln (Mo.)                      55.92
11  Michelle Cumberbatch     JR Lincoln (Mo.)                      56.20
14  Tamara Keane                  FR Lincoln (Mo.)                      56.67
Event 5 Women 800 Meter Run 13 qualified
 Name                                                 Year School                             Seed Time
 2  Katelyn Mona                     SR Emporia St.                        2:11.05
Event 6 Women 1 Mile Run 14 qualifed
Name                                      Year School                             Seed Time
14  Twishana Williams            SO Lincoln (Mo.)                     4:56.70
Event 7 Women 5000 Meter Run 13 qualified
Women 4×400 Meter Relay 11 qualified
Team Relay Seed Time
1 Lincoln (Mo.) 3:45.25
1)  Tamara Keane FR
2)  Michelle Cumberbatch JR
3)  Yanique Haye JR   
4)  Dereka Kelly FR
Women Distance Medley 11 qualified
Women High Jump 14 qualified
       6  Sheri Kaye Campbell    JR Lincoln (Mo.)                      1.74m/5′ 8.5″
       7  Jenna Schmidt              SR Central Missouri                1.74m/5′ 8.5″
T9/11  Erin Alewine                SO Central Missouri                1.73m/5′ 8″
T9/14  Lindsay Lettow             SR Central Missouri                1.73m/5′ 8″
Women Pole Vault 14 qualified
Seed    Name                                      Year School                             Seed Mark
T10/11  Vanessa Langford                  SO Missouri Southern             3.75m/12′ 3.5″
T10/14  Melanie Bower                      FR Missouri Southern              3.75m/12′ 3.5″
Women Long Jump 14 qualified
Top 9 marks advance to final.
Seed    Name                                     Year School                             Seed Mark
          5  Nickeisha Beaumont             FR Lincoln (Mo.)                      5.94m/ 19′ 6″
          8  Erin Alewine              SO Central Missouri                5.91m/ 19′ 4.75″
        10  Anna Eigruber           SO Fort Hays St.                      5.82m/ 19′ 1.25″
        11  Jennifer Zweifel        SR Truman State                     5.80m/ 19′ 0.5″
        12  Lindsay Lettow          SR Central Missouri                5.79m/ 19′ 0″
Women Triple Jump 15 qualified
Top 9 marks advance to final.
 Seed   Name                          Year School                             Seed Mark
          2  Jennifer Zweifel        SR Truman State                     12.51m/ 41′ 0.5″
T14/15  Jenna Schmidt           SR Central Missouri                11.95m/ 39′ 2.5″
Women Shot Put 13 qualified
Top 9 marks advance to final.
Seed    Name                          Year School                             Seed Mark
          4  Kayla Muyskens        SR Central Missouri                15.18m/ 49′ 9.75″
          6  Nicole Green                         SR Missouri Southern              15.07m/ 49′ 5.5″
          7  Larissa Richards        SR Pittsburg St.                        14.68m/ 48′ 2″
        10  Heidi Smith               SR Pittsburg St.                        14.47m/ 47′ 5.75″
T12/12  Lekiesha McKnight    JR NW Missouri                       14.38m/ 47′ 2.25″
Women Weight Throw 14 qualified
Women Indoor Pentathlon 12 qualified
 Name                                                 Year School                             Points
1  Lindsay Lettow                    SR Central Missouri                4019
4  Erin Alewine                        SO Central Missouri                3852
9  Zoe Sharplin                        SO Central Missouri                3630
36 entries, 1 relay, 22 women
Multiple events:
Latoya king 60,200
Nickeisha Beaumont 60, long jump
Tamara Keane 200,400, 4×4,
Yanique Haye 400,4×400
Michelle Cumberbatch 400, 4×400
Jenna Schmidt HJ, TJ,
Lindsay Lettow HJ, LJ, 60H, Pent
Erin Alewin HJ, LJ, Pent
Jennifer Zwiefel  LJ, TJ
Zoe Sharplin 60h, Pent
Men
Men 60 Meter Dash 16 qualified
          1  Romel Lewis                          SO Lincoln (Mo.)                     6.67
          5  Jeffrey Fraley                                    FR Missouri Southern             6.76
    T6/6  Ravel Grey                             JR Lincoln (Mo.)                      6.78
T11/13  Joshua Manuel                      JR Lincoln (Mo.)                      6.83
T11/14  Shjuan Richardson                 JR Emporia St.                                     6.83
Men 60 Meter Hurdles 14 qualified
          4  Sabiel Anderson                    JR Lincoln (Mo.)                      7.88
    T7/7 Andrew Etheridge                  SO Emporia St.                        7.96
        13  Ralph Watson                        SO Central Missouri                8.00
Men 200 Meter Dash 12 qualified
           6  Jeffrey Fraley                       FR Missouri Southern             21.69
T10/10  Romel Lewis                          SO Lincoln (Mo.)                     21.79
Men 400 Meter Dash 15 qualified
9 Michael Ashley                                FR Lincoln (Mo.)                      48.10
Men 800 Meter Run 13 qualified
Men 1 Mile Run 12 qualifed
10  Laban Sialo                                    JR Central Missouri                 4:09.35
Men 5000 Meter Run 13 qualified
  1 Laban Sialo                                                 JR Central Missouri                 14:06.17
12  Dalton Moberly                             SR Central Missouri                14:22.06
Men 4×400 Meter Relay 9 qualifed
Men Distance Medley 10 qualified
Men High Jump 14 qualified
    T2/4  Briar Ploude                          JR Emporia St.                                     2.20m/ 7′ 2.5″
    T7/8  Leander Toney                       SR Central Missouri                2.16m/ 7′ 1″
T12/14  Clark Tanksley                       SO Missouri Southern             2.11m/ 6′ 11″
Men Pole Vault 12 qualified
          3  Colbie Snyder                        JR Pittsburg St.                        5.13m/ 16′ 10″
          8  Dan Hellwig                          SR Missouri S&T                      5.00m/ 16′ 4.75″
        10  Will Haer                               JR NW Missouri                       4.91m/ 16′ 1.25″
T11/12  John Lowe                              JR Missouri Southern             4.90m/ 16′ 0.75″
Men Long Jump 12 qualified
          6  Keenan Soles                                     SO Pittsburg St.                       7.42m/ 24′ 4.25″
Men Triple Jump 12 qualified
Men Shot Put 12 qualified
10  Derek Atwood                               SR Truman State                     17.33m/ 56′ 10.25″
Men Weight Throw 12 qualified
Men Heptathlon 13 qualified
1  Darius Walker                     SR Central Missouri                5298pts
8  Shawn Boss                                     SR Central Missouri                5029pts
25 entries, 22 men
Multiple events
Romel Lewis 60, 200
Jeff Fraley 60, 200,
Laban Sialo Mile, 5000,
44 men & women, 22 each, 61 entries

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