MU's men's and women's teams seventh at Big 12 indoor track meet

Saturday, February 28, 2009 | 10:01 p.m. CST

The Missouri men’s track and field team finished seventh with 56 points and the women’s team finished tied for seventh with Kansas State with 52 points Saturday at the Big 12 Conference indoor championships at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

Tigers redshirt junior Shannon Leinert won Missouri’s third straight women's 800-meter title in 2 minutes, 7.95 seconds. Leinert passed Gladys Kipsang of Texas Tech (2:08.62) in the final lap.

Junior Nick Adcock, who won the men's heptathlon title last year, finished second in the event on Saturday. Lars Rice finished fourth, which makes both Tigers automatically eligible for the NCAA tournament.

Senior Krishna Lee finished third in the women’s weight throw. In the 1,000-meter run, was another high point for the Tigers, with Aaron Dixon finishing third in the men's 1,000-meter run for the Tigers and Elen Ries finishing sixth in the women's 1,000 meters.

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