Friday, May 26, 2017
Burns, Buerge pick up All-American performances for MSSU at Outdoor Championships
Bradenton, Fla. -- The Missouri Southern men's and women's track and field team picked up two All-American performances in day two of the 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Both Bryan Burns and Desirea Buerge picked up All-American honors in the discus today.
Buerge started things off with an eighth-place performance in the event. Buerge hit a mark of 164-04 in her third attempt to qualify for the finals and that attempt proved to be her best of the day.
Burns hit a mark of 177-06 in his first attempt of the day. That mark was good enough to qualify for finals and stood for sixth-place in the event.
In other action, Morgan failed to qualify for the finals of the 100m hurdles.
The men are in 7th place after day two with 13 points, while the women are in 31st place with one point.
The final day will be busy for the Lions with Derek Webb and Daniel Hernandez starting things in the javelin with a 2:25 pm (ET) start, while Emily Presley will compete in the pole vault starting five minutes later. Allie Heckemeyer will compete in the triple jump at approximately 4:45 pm (ET), while Burns will compete in the shot put at 5:05 pm (ET). IVincent Kiprop will finish off the meet for the Lions with the 5k that is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm (ET).