Courtesy: UMKC Athletics/MSH Photography
All-Around Day by Momo Leads Kansas City in Saturday’s Wildcat Invitational
Courtesy:UMKC Athletics
Release:01/19/2013
(Manhattan, Kan.) - Saturday evening, the Kansas City track and field program completed the Wildcat Invitational, in what was a triple-dual competition with Oklahoma State, Tulsa, and the invitational host, Kansas State (see full scores below).

On the women's side, senior Stephany Johnson crossed the finish line at 7.72 to place third in the 60-meter dash, as junior Michelle Momo finished fourth (7.83) in the event.  This performance by Johnson tied Khama Beckles (1999) for the fourth best performance in team history.   

Meanwhile, junior Shanelle Williams' day included two second place finishes with a personal best time of 25.92 in the 200 meters and crossing the finish line at 8.93 in the 60-meter hurdles, while freshman Patricia Miller and Momo finished second (35-10.00 - 10.92m) and third (33-08.50 - 10.27m) in the triple jump.  Momo's day also included a second place (18-01.00 - 5.51m) finish in the long jump to lead the Kangaroos.

In the throw events, senior Susan Brueggemann was Kansas City's highest finisher in the shot put by placing fourth (41-10.75 - 12.77m), as sophomore Dahlia Dyson came in fourth (54-04.00 - 16.56m) as well to lead the Kangaroos in the weight throw.  

As for the men, senior Josh Butler placed second in the 400-meter dash with a personal best time of 50.20, while junior Luke Abouhalkah recorded the fifth best performance (2:35.32) in team history to place 14th in the 1,000 meters.

In the jump events, senior D.C. Okonta continued his hot start to the season by winning (48-07.25 - 14.81m) the triple jump and finishing fourth with a personal best mark of 23-00.50 (7.02m) in the long jump. Junior Jason Martin, meanwhile, placed second with a personal best mark of 45-05.00 (13.84m) in the triple jump and senior Richard McCoy came in third with a personal best mark of 45-03.50 (13.80m) in the triple jump as well.

Martin also finished fifth with a personal best time of 6.99 to lead the Kangaroos in the 60-meter dash.

As for the throws, freshman Blake Hocking placed third in the shot put with a personal best mark of 50-03.50 (15.33m), while senior Ramon Nelson finished second (58-09.50 - 17.92m) in the weight throw to lead Kansas City.

Coming up next, the Blue & Gold will to head nearby Lawrence, Kan. to compete in the Jayhawk Classic on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Men

Tulsa 71, UMKC 56

UMKC 72, Oklahoma State 53

Tulsa 69, Oklahoma State 47

K-State 86, UMKC 51

K-State 70, Tulsa 59

K-State 75, Oklahoma State 47

Women

UMKC 65, Tulsa 52

Oklahoma State 73, UMKC 55

Oklahoma State 67, Tulsa 49

K-State 86, UMKC 45

K-State 85, Tulsa 47

K-State 81, Oklahoma State 57

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