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Cantwell named athlete of week

Wednesday, June 9, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:41 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

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 mayb@mayb.com.


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