The Tigers closed out a successful run at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, OR., over the weekend, adding three All-American finishes on Saturday to make a total of seven out of the ten qualifiers. The women, who sent a program record eight athletes, finished with nine points, and 30th overall out of 59 schools.
Macauley Garton finished his season with an eighth-place finish in the javelin, hitting a top mark of 68.78m (225-8). Kearsten Peoples took third in the women’s shot put with a best toss of 17.47m (57-3.75). This is Peoples’ second third-place finish at the NCAA Championships this year after she made the podium during the indoor season in the shot put.
Also earning All-American honors were juniors Morgan Whitson in the high jump at 16th and Jill Rushin in the shot put at 12th. The Tigers also got All-American finishes from junior Katrine Haarklau in the pole vault (sixth), and a new Missouri School Record from freshman Kaitlyn Fischer in the women’s 10,000-meter run. Fischer earned her career first Second Team All-American honor with a ninth-place finish in the event. Joining her on the Second Team honoree list was senior Hailey Twietmeyer in the javelin (15th).