All-Big 12 Conference honors are hard to come by, but Ryan Hampton has found them before.
Hampton, a junior for Missouri, is competing at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Lincoln, Neb., this weekend. Preliminaries and the first day of the combined events competition are today, with the finals and the conclusion of the combined events on Saturday.
In February, eight Missouri freshmen traveled to places any spring break hopeful would drool over. The warmth this group felt, though, wasn’t from carefree fun in the sun; it was the heat of competition.
The Tigers, whose freshmen make up nearly half the team, played tournaments in Florida, California and Louisiana, but emerged with a disappointing 4-11 record.