Most riders will complete the 31-mile loop that begins at Two Mile Prairie School off Highway Z in Columbia. Pro racers will tackle the loop twice for a 62-mile race.
The Tigers' may have lost to a higher-ranked team on Friday, but the gymnasts performed near the top of their game and just barely missed the upset.
Despite 43 points by Hickman’s Yvonne Anderson, the Rock Bridge girls basketball team won the district title, 52-50, on Friday night.
The Tigers lost to the No. 6 Sooners on Friday night despite having their second-best point performance of the season.
Senior Kurt Calvert got hot early in the leadoff spot for Missouri, while preseason All-American pitcher Aaron Crow struck out seven in five innings on opening day in Florida.
MU track athlete Chris Rohr broke the school record in the weight throw, while former MU star Christian Cantwell gave the world-class performance at the same meet.
The senior, who is in her third year on varsity and first as a starter, is often credited for her dedication to the game.
The Tigers not only want to post a high score, but also look to beat rival Oklahoma on Friday at Hearnes Center and gain supremacy in the Big 12 Conference.
MU junior guard Alyssa Hollins added another line to her resume on Thursday when she put in four 3-pointers in a loss at Nebraska to break the Missouri single-season 3-point record and the school’s career record.
Missouri doesn’t have a huge size advantage over the Buffaloes, but Colorado lacks a dominant low-post player like Nebraska’s Aleks Maric or Kansas State’s Michael Beasley.
For the Tigers to have a chance at a Big 12 Championship on March 8 in Stillwater, Okla., coach Brian Smith will rely on the trio to keep winning. All three earned No. 1 seeds in the tournament and enter with momentum and confidence.
Rock Bridge escaped with a 42-41 victory Wednesday in the Class 5 District 10 semifinal. The Bruins advance to play host Hickman in the championship at 7 p.m. Friday.
Harry Statham is in the final week of his 42nd season at McKendree, where he has racked up 959 wins for the Bearcats since his first season in 1966. The mark is the record for coaches at four-year colleges.