Buerge an All-American in day two of 2019 NCAA D-II Outdoor Championships


KINSGVILLE, Texas — Desirea Buerge was an All-American and Morgan Smith qualified for the finals of the 100m hurdles as the Missouri Southern track and field program competed in day two of the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Texas A&M – Kingsville.

Buerge hit a distance of 175-01 (53.38m) on her sixth and final attempt to push herself from fifth to fourth place this afternoon. The heave earned was her third-straight All-American performance in the discus as she has put up a top-eight or better performance every year at the Championships. Payton Roberts was just outside of the finals in 11th place.

Smith recovered from hitting a hurdle during the race to qualify eighth with a time of 13.92. She won her heat and will be guaranteed a top-eight spot tomorrow with the finals are ran.

In other action, Rajindra Campbell was 19th in the discus, while Adrain Broadus and Kennan Harrison placed 17th and 18th in the triple jump.



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