Cantwell gains shot put title
Christian Cantwell, an undergraduate assistant coach for Missouri, won the shot put title at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, with a throw of 67 feet, 8 3/4 inches Saturday.
Cantwell, who won the event for the third straight year, fouled on every other throw.
In the 800, MU volunteer coach Derrick Peterson finished third (1:49.55) and volunteer coach Timothy Dunne was fourth (1:50.16).
Conrad Woolsey, a junior transfer, threw 58-4 1/2 inches to finish sixth in the shot put. Holly Scherder, a senior, finished seventh in the women’s hammer throw. Ryan Hampton ran the invitational mile and finished 11th.
On Friday, the women’s distance medley relay finished second in 11:11.04, the second-fastest MU time. The men’s 4x800 relay was fourth in 7:25.16, making it the fifth fastest in MU’s record books.
Janae Strickland’s 53-2 1/4 throw earned second place in the women’s shot put. Gary File finished third in the men’s javelin (204-1).
ROCK BRIDGE GOLF
A tiebreaker decided that the Bruins won a tournament at Kirksville Country Club on Saturday. Rock Bridge tied Hannibal at 330 but the fifth players’ scores put the Bruins ahead.
Jeff Pope led the Bruins with a 79 and tied for third. Andrew Ducharme finished sixth with 82.
HICKMAN GIRLS’ SOCCER
The Kewpies won the Sedalia Tournament after Kickapoo forfeited. The Kewpies beat Fort Zumwalt South 2-0 on Saturday and Glendale 3-1 on Friday.
Texas A&M beat the Tigers 2-0 on Saturday in College Station. MU falls to 21-22, 8-3.
MU WOMEN’S GOLF
Missouri moved into sixth at the Big 12 Championships in College Station, Texas, at the Pebble Creek Country Club after shooting 299.
It was the best round of the day and moved the Tigers up four positions. Maria Ohlsson is in a tie for fourth after a 1-over-par 73, bringing her two day total to 147. Denise Knaebel also improved to a tie for 11th after shooting a par 72. Kelli Striblinger shot a 75, moving her from 28th to 16th.
The Big 12 Conference named Stephanie Cooper the coach of the year Friday. In three years, Cooper has led the golf team to 18 top three finishes and two tournament wins.
Knaebel and Ohlsson earned All-Big 12 Golf Squad honors. Knaebel, who leads the Big 12 with a 74.2 strokes per 18 average, earned a spot on the five member first team. Ohlsson’s 74.9 average earned her a spot on the second team.
COLUMBIA COLLEGE SOFTBALL
The Cougars defeated Northwood University (Texas) 9-0 and William Jewell University 3-2 in 10 innings at the Oklahoma City Classic in Oklahoma City, Okla. Bad weather Saturday canceled the rest of the tournament.
Texas A&M defeated Missouri 7-1 on Saturday and 1-0 at College Station on Friday in Big 12 Conference play. MU is 24-16-1 and 4-10 in the conference.
HICKMAN-ROCK BRIDGE GIRLS’ SWIMMING
The Kewpies finished fifth, and the Bruins were 12th at the Parkway South Invitational.
Hickman had 112 points, and Rock Bridge finished with 20. Lafayette won with 391 points.
Hickman’s 200-medley relay was fourth in 1:56.49 seconds, and its 400 freestyle relay was fifth in 3:54.79. Julie Schenker, Mary Sheahen, Chelsea Laun and Claire Piester swam in both relays.
Schenker also was fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:02.85) and fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:03.28).
Sheahen was fifth in the 500 freestyle (5:28.62) and fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.48).
Rock Bridge’s Erik Cirkl was 11th in diving with 265.80 points.
Two relays finished 10th. The 200 medley relay (Elizabeth King, Stephanie Crowe, Meghan Kurzejeski and Shannon Miller) finished in 2:15.15. The 200 freestyle relay (Ioana Florescu, Crowe, Kurzejeski and Miller) finished in 1:55.75.
Those four also were fourth in the 400 freestyle relay in 4:20.47.
ROCK BRIDGE SOCCER
The Bruins lost 2-0 against Notre Dame di Sion in Kansas City. Rock Bridge fell to 9-2-1.
“As a team, we played lethargic and we weren’t connecting on passes,” Bruins coach Marc VanDover said.
The Kewpies finished second with 89.5 points at a 17-team meet in Lee’s Summit. Jefferson City won with 115 points.
Shannon Butler won the long jump (17-10 ½ ), placed second in the 200 and finished second in the 100 (12.35).
Kaela Rorvig finished second to Butler in the long jump (16-6) and finished fourth in the 100 (12.53).
Aileen Gallagher finished fourth in the 800 (2:23) and second in the 1,600 (5:17).
Kylie Loch finished second in the 300 hurdles in 47.7 seconds, and Emily Young was third in the 400 in 1:02.
The boys’ meet at the Blue Springs Relays was canceled because of bad weather.
The Kewpies’ game against Francis Howell was postponed because of bad weather.