Three Tigers Medal on Day Two of the SEC Indoor Championships

College Station, Texas — The University of Missouri Track & Field finished the SEC Indoor Championships with one gold medalist, two silver medalists, and six new personal bests by six student athletes.


Robert Vilches (Mexico City, Mexico) took gold in the men’s high jump a jump of 2.23 m (7-3.75). This is Vilche’s first medal win at the SEC Indoor Championships.

Martin Prodanov (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) won silver in the men’s mile with a time of 3:57.37, breaking his previous school record of 3:58.72. Marquette Wilhite (Warrensburg, Mo.) hired a new staff Record of 3:58.90 on the men’s mile. He is now the third student-athlete in Mizzou Indoor history to run a sub-4:00 mile.

Georgi Nachev (Yambol, Bulgaria) set a new personal best in the men’s triple jump and took silver at the SEC indoor championships, again setting his second-highest school mark a jump of 16.48 m (54-1).

in the women’s mile, Melissa Mengini (Fenton, Mo.) set a new personal best with a time of 4:38.62. That time is now the third fastest indoor mile time for a woman in school history.


Mizzou will take a week off from competition before sending student-athletes to the NCAA Championships March 10-12 in Birmingham, Alabama. For the latest information on Mizzou Track & Field, stay tuned to and follow the team on Facebook. Twitterand Instagram (MizzouTFXC).

Results – Field Events

High Jump, Final, (M) — 1. Robert Vilches2.23 m (7-3 ¾) // 8. Quinton Brown2.06m (6-9)

High Jump, Final, (W) — 6. Claudia Diaz1.77m (5-9¾)

Shot Put, Final, (M) — 14 Rec Rowan17.11 m (56-1 ¾) PR // 15. Mitchell Weber, 16.82m (55-2¼)

Triple Jump, Final, (W) — 6. Arianna Fisher13.18 m (43-3) // 9. Mara Häusler, 12.84 m (42-1½) // 10. Euphenia Andre12.69m (41-7¾)

Shot Put, Final, (W) — 9. Emile Staufer15.83m (51-11¾) // 10. Sophia Rivera15.81m (51-10½) // 18. Emily Offenheiser14.22m (46-8)

Triple jump, preliminary/final, (M) — 2. Georgi Nachev16.48m (54-1) PR (second best in school history)

Results — Track events

1 Mile, Final, (W) — 2. Martin Prodanov3:57.65 PR (school record) // 6. Marquette Wilhite, 3:58.90 PR (Second fastest in school history)

1 Mile, Final, (M) — 6. Melissa Mengini4:38.62 PR (3rd fastest in school history)

3000m, final, (W) — 21 Isabelle Christiansen9:32.56 PR // 38. Abbey of Wilson10:00.96 // 41. McKenna Revord10:02.32 // DNF. Melissa Mengini

3,000 m, final, (M) — 31 Nathan Hall8:25.06 // 38. Trevor Peiman8:32.49 // 40. BlakeMorris8:36.04 // DNF. Marquette Wilhite // DNF. Johnny Martin

4x400m, final, (M) — DQ. Jayson Ashford, Blake Hays, Angus beer, Isaiah Vigliano

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