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

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.