Missouri women's track and field wins Bill Bergan Invitational

Saturday, January 29, 2011 | 8:20 p.m. CST; updated 10:21 p.m. CST, Monday, February 28, 2011

The Missouri women's track and field team won the Bill Bergan Invitational with a total of 125.5 points on Saturday. The men’s track and field team placed third overall with a total of 54 points. The event was hosted by Iowa State University at the Leid Recreational Center.

The women's victory was highlighted by freshman Camille Hayes' first collegiate title in the high jump. Her 1.70m (5-7) jump gave the women's team 10 points.

Another freshman, Kearsten Peoples, came in second overall in the weight throw at 18.07m (59-3 1/2). Sophomore Megan Collins placed fourth with a personal-best 17.31m (56-3 3/4) throw, and Missouri finished with five of the top eight throws in the event.

Sophomore Laura Roxberg won the 1-mile event at 4 minutes, 48.70 seconds, a personal best. Sophomore Bailey Belvis placed third overall in the 3,000m run with a 9:39:55 time.

On the men's side, sophomore Brooks Mosier won the men's shot put with a throw of 17.15m (56-3 1/4).

Senior Chris Holly placed third in the weight throw event with 18.87m (61-11), setting a new personal best, and senior Brian Hancock finished second in the pole vault event, clearing 5.20 m (17-0 ¾).

The Missouri track and field team will compete at the Husker Invitational on Feb. 4 and 5.

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