Roos Open Season In Lawrence
UMKC Athletics 11-30-2018
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC track & field teams opened up the 2018-19 Indoor Track & Field season on Friday at the Bob Timmons Challenge in Lawrence, Kan., at the Aschutz Sports Pavilion.

Christopher Bryan paced the Roos in the event, taking the title in the long jump with a mark of 7.37m, while finishing second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.11.  Shammawi Wellington, meanwhile, finished fifth in the long jump at 6.65m.

Perry Adderley notched the Roos second title with a toss of 15.55m in the shot put and added a second place finish in the weight throw with a mark of 15.02m.  Terrell Jackson finished three spots back in the weight throw in fifth at 13.10m.

On the women’s side, Matia Finley notched a pair of second place results with a toss of 12.62m in the shot put and 15.27m in the weight throw.  Sister, Rebecca Finley finished fourth in the weight throw (13.75m) and fifth in the shot put (12.34m).

On the track, Sommer Herner added a second place finish for the Roos at 3:03.77 in the 1,000-meter run, with Traci Mills finishing fourth in the 60-meter dash at 7.81, Taylor Stephen finishing fifth in the 1,000-meter run at 2:38.56, Ryan Parson finishing sixth in the 1-mile run at 4:32.30 and Josh Sanders placing ninth at 4:43.50 and Jada Steele notching a seventh place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.17.

In the field events, David Chappelle had a jump of 1.94m, good for third in the high jump, while Mills placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 11.68m and Leyla Edwards finished eighth at 10.63m, Katy McAuley tied for fourth in the pole vault at 3.71m and Steele added an eighth place result in the long jump at 5.17m.

The Blue & Gold will be back in action again on Dec. 8 when they head to Manhattan, Kan., to take part in the K-State Winter Invitational.

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