Missouri senior Janae Strickland failed to reach the women’s shot put finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Sacramento, Calif., finishing 15th in Thursday’s preliminaries.
In her final meet as a Tiger, Strickland’s threw 50 feet, one-half inch in her third and final throw.
Kristin Heaton of Nike had the best throw of the preliminaries at 58-10. The top 12 marks earned spots in the finals.
Ray Hughes, a 1998 Missouri graduate, also did not qualify for the Olympic team, finishing ninth in the 3000-meter steeplechase finals in 8:28.64. Daniel Lincoln of Nike won in 8:15:02.