Missouri junior Kearsten Peoples will head to the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, which begin March 14 in Albuquerque, N.M., as the favorite in the women’s shot put.
Peoples owns the best seed mark among the 16 entrants accepted for the national championships at 17.81 meters.
Peoples, a native of Ottawa, Kan., also qualified with the 10th seed mark in the women’s weight throw (21.18).
The list of entrants for the meet was announced Tuesday night.
Fellow Tigers junior Jill Rushin also qualified in the women’s shot put with the 14th-best seed mark (16.90 meters).
Meanwhile, Missouri’s men had one qualifier — sophomore Markesh Woodson in the 60-meter dash. He has the sixth-best seed time (6.60 seconds).
Kansas State senior Kyle Wait, a Gardner Edgerton graduate, qualified in the men’s pole vault with the 10th-best seed mark (5.45 meters).
Kansas senior Alex Bishop also qualified in the pole vault with the same seed mark.
Wait’s Wildcats teammates, senior Devin Dick, will compete in the men’s heptathlon after qualifying 11th with a score of 5,678 points.
On the women’s side, Kansas qualified three athletes for the meet.
Senior Diamond Dixon is the seventh seed in the 400-meter dash (52.20), senior Natalia Bartnovskaya is the 10th seed in the pole vault (4.32 meters) and sophomore Sydney Conley earned the 15th seed in the long jump (6.25 meters).
Finally, Kansas State has two qualifiers — junior Erica Twiss qualified 13th in the pentathlon with a seed score of 4,074 and junior Alyx Treasure qualified 11th in the high jump (1.83 meters).
Here is the complete list of themen’s qualifiers for nationals and the complete list of the women’s qualifiers
WatchESPN.com will stream the indoor national championships live beginning at 6:55 p.m. Central time March 14 and 6:50 p.m. March 15.