Missouri shot-putter fourth at Olympic Trials

Friday, June 29, 2012 | 6:33 p.m. CDT; updated 11:00 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 24, 2012

*CORRECTION: Kearsten Peoples finished in fourth place at the U.S. Olympic Trials. A previous version of this story incorrectly identified this information.

Missouri shot-putter Kearsten Peoples did not make the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, but her mark of 17.32 meters in the Friday's finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., earned her fourth* place. Only the top three finishers make the Olympic team.

Peoples, who will be a sophomore entering next year's outdoor season, will be a good candidate for the team in 2016 based on her performance this year. 

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Michael Williams June 30, 2012 | 10:57 a.m.

Thanks for the correction, Missourian.

Kearsten came sooooo close. I'm sure she's thrilled to have done so well, and disappointed for coming so close.

As for me, I'm thrilled for her. She'll be a sophomore at MU next year and we're going to be hearing lots of good things from her if only the local newspapers would start reporting track things like they do football and b-ball. I'll certainly be paying attention.

I'll also be paying attention 4 years from now when I'm hoping to see Kearsten wearing metal (Au?) around her neck.


PS: MU is getting to be quite the "throwers" territory, isn't it! Way to go, MU!

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