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Track and Field Splits For Pepsi Florida Relays, Stanford Invitational

Track and Field Splits For Pepsi Florida Relays, Stanford Invitational


COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri track and field opens the 2024 outdoor season with a trip to Atlanta, Georgia, for the Yellow Jacket Invitational hosted by Georgia Tech on Saturday, March 16. 

MU will be one of 15 schools to send competitors to George C. Griffin Track this weekend. The Tigers will be joined by SEC compatriots Auburn, Georgia and Ole Miss. Saturday’s competition spans from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. CT.

LAST TIME OUT

  • The Tigers won three events and scored 10 podium finishes at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, hosted by Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Austin Popplewell started his season with a victory in the men’s 5000m, crossing the finish line in a personal-best 14:32.60.
  • Mitch Weber led a Missouri podium sweep in the men’s discus, hitting a 58.43m throw to win the event. Tarique George and Skylar Coffey followed in second (56.12m) and third (55.34m), respectively.
  • Erin Zimmerman secured a victory in the women’s javelin throw, recording a personal-best 51.18m which moved her into sixth place on Missouri’s all-time women’s javelin list.
  • In their first outing as a unit, the 4x100m relay squad of Quinton Brown, Robert Hines, Steven Marks and Marc Poland Jr. posted a 40.59 mark that ranks 10th in Mizzou history.

CAUGHT UP IN THE WEB

  • Mitch Weber opened his final season in the Black and Gold on a mission and looks to make his last year his best one yet.
  • The Saint Clair, Minnesota, product opened outdoor competition with a 58.43m discus throw that came close to his personal best to win the event title at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.
  • His mark set two weekends ago ranks second in the SEC and No. 11 in the nation entering the third weekend of the season.
  • The 2022 SEC Men’s Discus Champion is looking to maintain and improve his mark as he hopes to qualify for NCAA Championships – Round One for the fourth consecutive season.

A WIN FOR ERIN

  • Erin Zimmerman got off to a hot start to her 2024 season, moving up the program’s women’s javelin program top-10 list with a personal-best mark.
  • The Malvern, Pennsylvania, native threw a personal-record 51.18m to win the women’s javelin event at the Yellow Jacket Invitational and move up to sixth in Missouri track and field history.
  • The Tiger veteran’s mark also sits among the top-15 throws in the country, as she ranks No. 12…

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