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Tigers sprinter Woodson places 10th in 100 meters at NCAA championships

Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 10:02 p.m. CDT; updated 10:19 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 6, 2013

Missouri freshman sprinter Markesh Woodson earned a 10th-place finish in the men's 100 meters at the NCAA track and field championships in Eugene, Ore.

Woodson set a new personal best of 10.12 seconds to finish fifth in the third heat of Wednesday's preliminaries, which saw winner Charles Silmon of TCU run a 9.92 time. Woodson's time was 0.04 seconds short of qualifying for Friday's finals where Silmon will face off against Florida State's Dentarius Locke, who ran a 9.97 in the first heat of Wednesday's prelims.

Missouri senior long jumper Malcolm Pennix ended his Tigers career with an 18th-place finish in the men's long jump with a mark of 24 feet, 6.5 inches in Thursday's competition. LSU's Damar Forbes won the event at 27-4.75.

Laura Roxberg, another Missouri senior, also claimed an 18th-place finish Thursday at the championships with a 4:21.52 time in the preliminaries of the women's 1,500 meters. Only the top 12 advanced to Saturday's finals. Oklahoma State's Natalja Piliusina had the best time in the prelims at 4:14.39.


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