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Records Fall as UMKC Track and Field Records Strong Day at Jayhawk Classic
UMKC Athletics 1-28-2017
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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Two Roos set school records at the Jayhawk Classic, as the men’s and women’s teams recorded many season-best performances throughout the day.

“Solid performances this weekend,” head coach Shameika McField said. “For the most part we need to build off of this week and continue to improve. Making sure we are fit and yet equally confident will make all the difference for us in the next few weeks.”

Bryce Miller (Ashland, Wis.) won the men’s Mile with a time of 4:10.63, less than a second behind his personal record. Two Roos placed in the top-five in the women’s Mile. Chandler Carreon (Lake St. Louis, Mo.) placed third with a new PR of 5:14.63 and Mia Jerman (St. Genevieve, Mo.) placed fifth with a time of 5:18.74.

Janelle Johnson (St. Louis, Mo.) placed fourth in the women’s 600Y with a time of 1:28.52. On the men’s side, Jackson Barbour (Shawnee, Kan.) placed fifth with a time of 1:14.59.

Jamarice Preston (Dallas, Texas) placed third in the men’s 400M with a time of 49.28, and Eric Yarbrough (St. Louis, Mo.) placed seventh with a time of 50.82.

Hanna Miller (Savannah, Mo.) led a trio of Roos finishing in the top-eight with a second place finish and a school record time of 2:57.29. Elizabeth Nolke (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) placed third with a PR of 2:59.66 and Brooke Guiot (Warrensburg, Mo.) placed eighth with a time of 3:21.20.

Remy Abrought (Kansas City, Mo.) and Mallory Short (Columbia, Mo.) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the women’s 60H.

Traci Mills (St. Louis, Mo.) placed seventh in 60M with a time of 7.91. On the men’s side of the race, Justin Martin placed eighth with a time of 6.99.

Chadayne Walker (Portmore, Jamaica) placed sixth in the 200M with a time of 22.81.

Sarah Fogarty (O’Fallon, Mo.) won the women’s 3000M with a new PR of 10:02.75, beating second-place by almost 16 seconds. Gabrielle Penaflower (Thornton, Colo.) placed seventh in the same race with a time of10:38.47.

Both teams won their respective races in the DMR, with the men recording a time of 10:18.28 and the women finishing the race with a time of 12:29.11.

Christopher Bryan (St. Catherine, Jamaica) placed sixth overall in the heptathlon, and set a new school record with 4244 points. Daiwa Emmert (Bolivar, Mo.) placed fifth in the pentathlon with 3203 points, a new PR. 

Lukas van der Watt (Vrendenburg, South Africa) placed fourth in the pole vault with a height of 16’ 4’’.

Jayla Riggins (St. Louis, Mo.) placed sixth in the women’s long jump and matched her PR with a distance of 17’ 3.5’’. Blessing Oparaji (St. Louis, Mo.) tied for eighth in the same event with a distance of 16’ 8.75’’.

Richard Smith (Kansas City, Mo.) placed second in the men’s triple jump with a distance of 47’ 9’’. Jeremy Harr (Mukwonago, Wis.) placed sixth in the triple jump with a distance of 46’ 1.5’’.

Martana Stemmons placed seventh in the women’s shot put with throw of 41’ 4.5’’.

The Roos will be back in action Feb. 10-11 at the Pitt State Invitational in Pittsburg, Kansas.  

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