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Missouri track and field competes at Husker Invitational

Saturday, February 5, 2011 | 10:06 p.m. CST; updated 7:13 p.m. CST, Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Missouri competed at the 36th annual Husker Invitational on Friday and Saturday at the University of Nebraska.

There were no team awards, but Nebraska's Chantae McMillan and Luke Pinkelman won the Most Valuable Performer awards. It was the first time the Cornhuskers swept the MVP awards since 2005.

The Tigers had a number of top-5 finishers on the meet's second day. Sophomore Laura Roxberg finished second in the 1000-meter event with a personal best of 2 minutes, 47.54 seconds.

Redshirt senior Brian Hancock, a three-time All-American, cleared 5.22m (17-1 1/2) in the pole vault to take second place. He was unsuccessful in his three attempts to set a school record at 5.37m (17-7 1/4).

Freshman Kearsten Peoples finished third in the shot put with a 15.86m (52-0 1/2) throw — a personal best. Her throw ranks fourth in Missouri history.

The women's team also had two third-place finishes on the track: Junior Megan Kowalik in the mile at 5:06.49 and junior Leslie Farmer in her second 600-yard run of the year with a time of 1:21.86.

The Tigers will travel to Iowa State for a two-day meet on Feb. 11 and 12.


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