ROLLA, Mo. – Missouri S&T got two wins and an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying performance from Ezekiel Buck (Elburn, IL/Geneva) over the weekend as its track & field teams had competitors at three different meets across the Midwest.
At Oklahoma Baptist, Buck captured the title in the decathlon with his total of 6,478 points that surpassed the provisional qualifying mark. Buck had the best marks in the five of the 10 events and had the second-best performance in two others.
Sheaffer Smith (Collinsville, IL/Collinsville) finished third in the decathlon at OBU with 5,289 points, as he recorded the best performances in the shot put and discus and finished second behind Buck in the pole vault.
The Miners also had a winning performance over the weekend at Lindenwood, where Garrett Miller (Kearney, MO/Kearney) took first in the discus throw with a mark of 144-7. S&T also had a second and third place finish in the hammer throw, as Nick Anselmo(St. Charles, MO/St. Charles West) was second at 149-8 and Daniel Miller (Jefferson City, MO/Jefferson City) finished in third at 138-3.
On Friday in St. Louis, Missouri S&T got a 15th place finish from Megan Schulte(Columbia, MO/Rock Bridge) in the women's 5,000-meter run at the Washington University Invitational, as she recorded a time of 17:42.46, while Joe Bindner (St. Peters, MO/Fort Zumwalt East HS) was the highest S&T finisher among the men in the 5,000 as she placed 29th in a time of 15:05.60. The Miners also had two competitors in the 10,000-meters, with the top mark recorded by Connor Crabtree (Columbia, MO/Rock Bridge HS) of 33:58.45.
Missouri S&T will compete next Saturday at the Southwest Baptist Invitational in Bolivar, Mo.