KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC track & field teams continue their 2018 outdoor season when it heads to Joplin, Mo., for the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational at the Fred G. Hughes Stadium.
The field events kick-off at 11 a.m. CT with men’s shot put and women’s javelin and conclude with the high jumps at 3:30 p.m. CT.
On the track, the relays bookend the competition with the 4x100-meter relay starting at 1 p.m. CT, while the 4x400-meter relay closes out the event.
Last Time Out: The UMKC track & field teams opened up action in a pair of meets with distance runners taking part in the Bryan Clay Invitational and the Mt. SAC Relays in California and the full squad suiting up at the Kansas Relays.
In Lawrence, Katherine Hanners placed fifth in the 5,000-meter run at 17:38.36 and Sarah Jalomaplaced 10th at 18:35.20.
In the long jump, Traci Mills advanced to the finals with a mark of 5.79 meters (3rd), as well as in the triple jump with a mark of 11.74 meters (4th), while in the javelin, Alexa Pint advanced to the finals with a throw of 41.04 meters, topping her own mark as the third best throw in school history
Christy Nell finished fifth in the pole vault with a height of 3.75 meters.
In the 400-meter dash, Jaquez Perry advanced to the finals with the eighth fastest time at 49.62.
In the women’s 4x400-meter relay, the Roos finished second with a time of 3:55.02, while the men’s team placed third with a time of 3:18.38
At the Mt. SAC Relays, meanwhile, Mia Jerman finished 20th in the 10,000-meter run at 35:56.95, the third best time in school history.
Up Next: The Blue & Gold will be back in action when they close out the 2018 regular season at the Nebraska Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., on May 5.
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