Life Indoors A #HailState Track & Field Midseason Review

The Indoor season is already half gone, and with the team gearing up for a trip to Boston it is time to take a look back at the first three events of the year.

Blazer Invitational

MSU began the Indoor campaign in Birmingham, competing in the Blazer Invite. Hosted in the Birmingham CrossPlex, MSU showcased a ton of young talent in Alabama. In total, 18 fresh faces were scattered across the complex over the weekend.

MSU has developed a very strong relay reputation, and that trend has continued in 2017. The women’s relay teams took first and second in the DMR in Birmingham. The squad of Emma Tucker, Monica Mosley, Rhianwedd Price and Mia Meydrich edged out their teammates with a time of 11:45.51. The runner-up team consisted of Antonia Hehr, Kaelin Kersh, Ffion Price and Shannon fair, and finished in 11:49.00.
The Bulldogs arrived in Nashville with lofty goals, but no one could have predicted what would follow.

Vanderbilt Invitational

The Bulldogs moved on to the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, where a grand total of 34 Bulldogs set personal bests. In addition, and three school records fell by the wayside.

Haley Reynolds' toss of 14.99m in the shot put shattered the decade-old MSU record of 14.97m, set by Nicola Wilson in 2006.

Assistant Coach Steve Thomas asks the team to stand if they set a new PR on the weekend...

A Spartacus-esque scene ensued.

Junior Logan Boss made her 2017 debut in Nashville, and before the clock had struck noon she had already set a new school record in the high jump at 1.84m. Junior Leah Lott set a personal record of 6.06m in the long jump to finish fourth overall while Haley Reynolds and Madelyn Lee also set new personal bests in the weight throw, tossing 17.45m and 13.80m, respectively.

The Bulldogs then hit the road for Fayetteville to close out January, where 10 teams ranked inside the USTFCCCA's top 25 awaited them. Hosted by the 43-time national champion Arkansas Razorbacks, MSU was provided an excellent opportunity to measure themselves against the nation's best.

Razorback Invite

The Bulldogs proved up to the challenge of the daunting Razorback Invitational. Another 14 personal bests were set in total at the meet, but once again it was junior Logan Boss who stole the show...

Not only did Boss win the high jump, but she broke the MSU record for the second-consecutive week. Her leap of 1.86m shattered her jump in Nashville. Not only was the leap good enough to beat all competitors from the 10 top 25 opponents at the meet, but it was also the fifth best collegiate mark in 2017.

Romain Bourreau debuts in Maroon and White

Hailing from Nantes, France, junior transfer Romain Bourreau made his much anticipated debut. Bourreau competed in the triple jump and grabbed a seventh place finish with a personal best leap of 14.86m.

Tiffany Flynn took over second-place all time in the Bulldog record books in the 60m hurdle. Her time of 8.23 seconds was the best mark of her MSU career, and guided her through the preliminary round and into a tie for third overall. Flynn didn't stop there however, moving into fifth place all-time in the long jump with a leap of 6.23m.

Going forward...

Boston Invite / Harvard Invite

The Bulldogs will travel to Boston this weekend, competing in a pair of events inside the city limits with the Boston Invite and the Harvard Invite. To follow along, make sure you are following @HailStateTF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also gain all access coverage by searching HailStateSnap on SnapChat. #HailState

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