Comet track-and-field squad fares well at MSSU Lion Open

Sunday, February 11, 2018
Cottey Comet sophomore Logan Lamb records a new career best in the shot put at last weekend's Missouri Southern State University — Lion Open.
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The Cottey Comet indoor track-and-field team notched a solid collective showing at last weekend’s MSSU Lion Open in Joplin.

It was a day of personal bests for a pair of Cottey student-athletes. Cottey sophomore thrower, and Sheldon, Missouri native Logan Lamb, set a school record and new personal best in the shot put with a toss measuring 30-feet, 10.25 inches (9.41 meters). Meanwhile, Cottey freshman Sophie Weiss also secured a personal best, clocking a 1:57.70 in the 600-yard event. Weiss, a California native, improved on her previous collegiate personal best by two seconds.

“Both young ladies have been working hard to get to this point,” said first-year Cottey track-and-field coach, Tony Skiles. “I am excited to see how Logan can keep on improving her throw. For Sophie, it is just amazing to see her blossom into a hard working athlete and great teammate that others can look up to.”

An additional trio of Comets competed at the Lion Open. Sophomore Tori Kehler clocked a 5:54 in the mile run, placing 14th overall. Meanwhile, New Mexico native Keahlani Keene finished the 600 meter event with a 17th-place finish (2:03), while Eldon, Missouri native Dawn Wood placed 22nd in the shot put, with a throw measuring 25-feet, two-inches (7.67 meters).

“Looking at what the team did last year and comparing it to this year, we are ahead of last year’s team,” explained Skiles, adding, “we have much more to give, only being one month into the season.”

This article will appear in Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Mail

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