Missouri track and field finishes near bottom of Big 12 Indoor Championships

Saturday, February 26, 2011 | 11:14 p.m. CST

The Missouri men's track and field team finished ninth out of 12 teams while the women's team finished last at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

Texas A&M won the men's title with 134 points. Missouri finished with 40 points. The women's team finished with 19 points to see Nebraska win the title with 115.5 points.

The Tigers had two second-place finishes and a third-place finish on Saturday.

Senior Lars Rise finished second in the men's heptathlon with a personal-best 5,756 points, and the score automatically qualified him for the NCAA Championships. He set personal-best marks in the pole vault (4.70 meters) and high jump (1.94 meters).

Sophomore Laura Roxberg finished second in the women's 1000-meter run in 2 minutes, 46.56 seconds. She was passed late in the race and lost by .16 seconds.

Senior Aaron Dixon finished third in the men's 1000-meter run in 1:25.18. In a close race, the top six runners finished within two seconds of the winner.

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