Missouri women's track and field team ranked No. 24

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 11:32 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The Missouri women's track and field team broke into the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's indoor top 25 Tuesday for the first time this season, ranked 24.

This is the first time the women have been voted into the top 25 since the coaches association began the in-season rankings in 2008. This is the highest overall ranking since the team’s seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 2001.

The ranking comes after competing at the Tyson Invitational this weekend. Redshirt junior Kearsten Peoples moved into the top spot in the nation for the shot put, and 10 other Tigers climbed into the top 15 in Southeastern Conference rankings.

Missouri is scheduled to compete this weekend in Columbia at the Missouri Collegiate Challenge.

The SEC Indoor Track and Field Championship meet begins Feb. 27 in College Station, Texas.

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