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Peoples earns Big 12 track honor

By The Herald Staff | 5/17/2012

University of Missouri’s Kearsten Peoples earned Big 12 women’s track freshman of the year. The former Ottawa High School All-American  broke two school records at the outdoor championship as she nabbed a title in the discus and a runner-up finish in the shot put.

Her discus hurl of 178 feet, 5 inches set a personal record, while the first-year Tiger also bettered the all-time Mizzou mark in the shot put for the third time this season with her 57-11 toss.

University of Missouri’s Kearsten Peoples earned Big 12 women’s track freshman of the year. The former Ottawa High School All-American  broke two school records at the outdoor championship as she nabbed a title in the discus and a runner-up finish in the shot put.

Her discus hurl of 178 feet, 5 inches set a personal record, while the first-year Tiger also bettered the all-time Mizzou mark in the shot put for the third time this season with her 57-11 toss.

Peoples will compete in the NCAA meet and then head to the U.S. Olympic Trials later this summer.

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