12 Missourians set for NCAA DI Indoor Track & Field Nationals

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Eleven athletes who competed at Missouri high schools and a twelfth athlete who competes at a Missouri university will compete at Friday and Saturday’s NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships at Texas A&M University in College Station Texas, with All-American honors, national titles, team trophies and team titles on the line.


Seven of the 12 are women, meaning five men have qualified. While it may not be as many as in recent years, there still plenty of chances to earn top-3 finishes with this year’s bunch. One athlete is ranked first in his event, another is tied for third, while two others are fourth in theirs. Two athletes have qualified in two events while a third could run a second event depending on how things go with her teammates in their preliminaries.

Meet Info:



Including Webcast Links: http://files.12thman.com/ncaatrack/

Schedule: http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/2017DI_ITF_Schedule_20161214.pdf

Lives Results: http://i.turner.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/external/track-field/results/d1/indoor17/index.htm


Ashley Henderson Jr. San Diego State, St. Louis, MO. Hazelwood Central High School

60m ranked 4th in 7.19 and 200m ranked 8th in 22.88

2nd NCAA Championship meet.

State Champion for Hazelwood Central in the 100 and 200m

Burst on to national scene last June when she was NCAA runner-up in the 100-meter dash and took 11th? In the 200. Also ran the 4×100.

Ran the 200-meters at the Olympic Trials

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Karissa Schweizer Jr Missouri, Urbandale, Iowa, Dowling Catholic High School,

4th NCAA Meet, 2nd NCAA Track Meet, 3rd at NCAA Outdoor 5k last June, 1st at Last November’s NCAA CC Champs,

5k ranked 4th with 15:37.40 School record, 3k ranked 13th with 9:06.60 just off school record, 15th on DI list with Mile best of 4:35.61. just off school record.  Won SEC Mile and 3k, won SEC Female Performer of Meet Award. Won USTFCCCA Midwest Female Region Track Athlete of the Year for Indoor Season.

Was never a State Champion in high school in Iowa, now an NCAA Champion and one of college’s best distance runner’s.


Taylor Werner Fr. Arkansas, Bloomsdale, MO. Ste. Genevieve High School

2nd NCAA Meet, 1st NCAA Track Meet,

3k ranked 11th 9:06.34

Could run the 1600m leg of the Distance Medley Relay Friday night depending on what her two teammates do in the mile prelims earlier Friday.

One of greatest female distance runners in Missouri prep history. High School All-American multiple times at Foot Locker and Nike Cross Nationals.

NCAA All-American with 16th place finish at NCAA Cross Country Championships in Fall. Selected for Team USA Jr squad ran to 8th place finish at BUPA Great Edinurgh International Cross Country Race in January. Finished 2nd in 3k and won 5k at SEC Championships scoring 18 point and helping Razorbacks to team victory.



Jordan McClendon So. LSU, Tulane, John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO.

Weight Throw ranked 16th 21.11m/69.3.25.

Set the Meet Series record at the Mizzou Big River Running High School Series in 2015 in the Weight with a 55-9.75 and competed at the 2015 New Balance Indoor National Championships in New York City, placing third, also throwing 55-9.75.

Class 3 Discus State Champion as senior in 2015 with PR of 144-8. Runner-up in Class 3 in Shot put, had HS best of 44-9. Went to Tulane her freshman year before transferring to LSU this school year. Won the LSU Twilight with PR 69-3.25, took 9th at SEC meet.



Whitney Adams Kansas Sr, Francis Howell High School, ?, MO

Distance Medley Relay, ranked 11th 11:01.85

1st NCAA Meet

All-state cross country performer for state champion Lady Vikings, State Champion 400 runner, All-state sprinter

Was member of back to back state championship cross country squad and state championship track team at FHHS. Amazing range, from All-state 100m sprinter to All-State cross country performer.

2:05 800 standout outdoors last year. Placed fourth in Big 12 800 this season with 2:07. Broke school 600m record with 1:30.05 this year.



Hannah Richardson Kansas 5th year-Sr, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO

Distance Medley Relay, ranked 11th 11:01.85

All-state cross country and 1600m performer for Lady Pioneers

2nd NCAA Meet, competed in 1500m in 2015 NCAA Outdoors

Just missed 2016 NCAA Cross country championships



Breanne Borman Sr. Wichita State, Desoto, MO. Festus HS

2nd NCAA Track Meet

Pentathlon 16th 4,076 pts

Former Hurdle and jumps standout for Festus Tigers

Former Heptathlon standout in summer for Jefferson County Jets in Summer, qualifying for USATF Jr Nationals,

Placed 12th at 2016 NCAA Indoor Pentathlon

Won 2017 Missouri Valley Confence Indoor Pentathlon

Sister of 2x NCAA Champion and 2x Olympian in Javelin Brittany Borman



Cole Rockhold RS So. Colorado State, Truman High School, Independence, MO

2nd NCAA Meet, 1st NCAA Track Meet,

Mile ranked 6th, 3:57.19

Just missed 3k by 9/100ths of a second.

UPDATE. Cole scratched out of the mile and got a spot in the 3k.

All-State performer at Truman, missed senior track season with injury?

Ran 13:50ish 5k last spring at Mt. Sac?



Zack Herriott RS Sr Virginia, Oklahoma, Rockhurst HS. Kansas City, MO.

5th NCAA Meet, 1st NCAA Track Meet,

5k ranked 11th 13:45.37

Ran in 4 NCAA XC Championship meets for Virginia, just missing AA honors last fall by about 7 secs

State Champion in XC for Rockhurst as a jr. All-American at Nike Cross Nationals as a Sr with 9th? Place finish



Aaron Mallet Sr Iowa, McCluer North HS, St. Louis, MO

5th or 6th NCAA Meet

60m Hurdles ranked T3rd 7.63

2016 Olympic Trials qualifier

Was state champion hurdler at McCluer North and USATF Jr Nationals qualifier

Multi-time NCAA All-American short hurdler 60 and 110-meters, also qualified outdoors in 4×100


Chris Nilsen Fr. South Dakota, Park Hill High School, Kansas City, MO.

1st NCAA Meet

Pole Vault ranked 1st 5.70m/ 18-8.50

18-8.50 appears to be USA under 20 Record

Set US HS Record of 18-4.75 Last May, Broke 18’ 2-3 more times, Won two National Titles: USATF Jr National and New Balance National, Made World Jr Team and competed for Team USA in Europe at World Under 20 Championships. Won Great Southwest Classic, New Balance Outdoor Nationals, USATF Jrs, Won MO State Meet in 2015 & 2016, has MO State Meet record.



CJ Jones Jr Texas Tech, Cardinal Ritter High School, St. Louis, MO

First Team All-American 4×400 as a freshman indoors, pulled hamstrings in 4×400 prelims at NCAA Outdoors as freshman.

Won Big 12 Outdoors 800 as Sophomore in 2016

Took 3rd in Big 12 Indoor 800 this season.

Not listed on original 4×400 qualifying squad, but word is he will run.

One of the fastest Missouri Prep ever at 400 and 800ms

5th NCAA Meet, Looking for 2nd 1st Team All-American honor



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