Several of Missouri's top athletes made the trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico to take place in the prestigious Great Southwest Classic hosted by the University of New Mexico. Both Missouri's women and mens team blew away the field to pick up the victories. The men scored 187.5 points to beat Texas's 131, and the women scored 211 to beat Arizona's 150.
There were several remarkable performances on the day, but none come close to Justin Robinson's in the 400m. Robinson ran a US no. 2 all time 44.84, which is below the 2020 Olympic Standard of 44.90. You can watch his race and see what he had to say about his performance HERE.
Tyra Wilson (Rock Bridge) also had herself a career day in Albuquerque. She broke the Misssouri State records in both the 100H and 300H. Her 13.52 100H time is now the 8th fastest time in the United States this year. Her 300H time of 40.76 is the second fastest time in the country this year (by .01) and is the 20th fastest time EVER by an american high schooler.
Kiara Strayhorn (Jefferson City) also had an awesome performance in the 100H with a time of 13.78, which is the third fastest time in state history.
Grant Conway (St. James) also killed it in the 110H with a time of 13.68 which is the 6th best time in the United States this year, and the third fastest time in State history. Cortney Watkins (Hickman) finished just behind him at 13.71 which is forth in State history and 7th in the nation so far this season.
Team Missouri also dominated the mens 400m, with Robinson winning the elite division, Chris Dupree (Park Hill South) taking third with a 46.57 which is a US no. 8, Hasani Barr (Cardinal Ritter) taking 4th with a 46.94 which is a US no. 16, Brian Stiles (Hazelwood West) was 5th with a 47.65, and Jacob Brunsman (Rockwood Summit) won the open division with a time of 47.87. All of those results were top 25 in State history, with Robinson's at 1, Dupree 2, Barr 5, Stiles 18, and Brunsman 25.