Roos Close-out Regular Season at Nebraska Invitational
UMKC Athletics 5-4-2018
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC track & field teams wrap-up regular season competition on May 5 when they head to Lincoln, Neb., for the Nebraska Invitational at Ed weir Stadium.

The field events kick-off at 11 a.m. CT with the women’s hammer throw and women’s pole vault and conclude with the javelin starting at 4:15 p.m. CT.

On the track, the relays bookend the competition with the 4x100-meter relay starting at 3 p.m. CT, while the 4x400-meter relay closes out the event at 5:55 p.m. CT.

Jada Steele highlighted the Roos last week as the sophomore was named WAC Track and Field Women’s Field Athlete of the Week.

UMKC at Nebraska Invitational

Meet Information: Information

Date: May 5

Venue:  Ed Weir Stadium

Location: Lincoln, Neb.

Host:  Nebraska

Live Stats: Live Stats

Last Time Out: The UMKC track & field teams completed action in Joplin, Mo., at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational at the Fred G. Hughes Stadium.

A trio of Roos picked up titles in the event with Darrien Case winning the men’s 800-meter run in a time of 1:53.32, Alexa Pint taking the women’s javelin with a throw of 40.17m and Marcus Johnson winning the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:19.90.

Christy Nell, meanwhile, broke her own school record in the pole vault with a height of 3.85m, good for third in her section, while Jada Steele finished third in the long jump at 5.84m, the fourth best mark in school history and third in the 110m hurdles at 14.77.

Posting runner-up finishes for UMKC were Jaquez Perry in the 400-meter dash (48.69), Jackson Barbour in the 800-meter run (1:53.52), Elizabeth Nolke in the 1,500-meter run (4:45.20), Daylan Quinn in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:29.92) and Carter Grissom in the javelin (62.70m).

Up Next: The Blue & Gold will be back in action when they host the WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan., on May 9-12.

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