Christian Cantwell, a former Missouri athlete, was named USA Track and Field athlete of the week.
At the Adidas Oregon Track Classic on June 5, Cantwell threw a 2004 leading mark and meet record of 73 feet, 11 ½ inches.
That throw places him fourth all-time on the American list and eighth all-time. Cantwell is the 2004 World Indoor shot put champion and extended his winning streak to 12 meets.
Cantwell posted the previous world-leading throw of 73-4 on May 22.
Cantwell’s next competitions are USOC’s Titan Games in Atlanta, Ga., on June 18 and Nike Prefontaine Classic in Portland, Ore., the next day.
MU BASEBALL: Los Angeles drafted senior relief pitcher Mark Alexander (4-0).
Alexander was selected in the 20th round and joins MU’s Danny Hill, Garrett Broshuis and Cody Ehlers as draftees.
Alexander had 10 saves this season and set a school record by appearing in 35 games. He was a Big 12 Conference honorable mention selection and named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week on May 11.
YOUTH BASKETBALL: The MAYB basketball tournament for boys and girls in grades 4-12 is scheduled for July 16-18 in Rolla.
There is a five-game guarantee, and the deadline for entrees is June 25. For information, call the National office at 316-284-0354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.