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Three Tigers qualify for track and field NCAA Championships

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 4:56 p.m. CST

The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Committee released Tuesday the list of qualifiers for the March 14-15 NCAA Indoor Championships. Three Missouri athletes made the cut.

Qualification for the final meet of the season is determined by the rankings maintained throughout the season, with only the top 16 marks in each event granted spots in the competition.

Junior Kearsten Peoples owns the NCAA's best mark in the shot put this season (17.81 meters), and she is the 10th seed in the weight throw (21.18 meters).

Peoples will have teammate Jill Rushin to compete with in Albuquerque, N.M.

Rushin's 16.90 meters in the shot put is good enough for the 14-seed in the championships.

Both throwers made the podium at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships Feb. 27 to March 1, with Peoples on top of it. Her throw of 17.81 meters in College Station, Texas, is a new school record for Missouri.

Peoples placed fourth in College Station in the weight throw (20.32 meters).

Tiger sprinter Markesh Woodson placed seventh in the 60-meter dash at the SEC Championships, running the final in 6.79 seconds.

Woodson will be the sixth seed in Albuquerque, based on his season-best run of 6.60 seconds Feb. 15 in Fayetteville, Ark.


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