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Missouri prospects DaRon Davis and Marquise Hayes surge in 2017 Rivals rankings

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ABC-17: Montgomery discovers purpose and potential with track

Post-Dispatch: Montgomery just what Mizzou track needed

"It’s me being smart and disciplined and running my race," said the Mizzou freshman. "People ask me how I do it, I just say, ‘I run my race.’ I don’t really share my tactics on the 400."

"The 400," he continued, "is something you can’t go out and just sprint. You have to put in the (logistics)." [...]

Simply put, Montgomery is running the 400 as fast as anyone his age on this side of the planet.

The Trib: MU's Whitaker recovers from Tommy John surgery in time to reach nationals

Whitaker will get his meet started with the 100-meter dash at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. He’ll also participate in the long jump, shot put, high jump and 400 run on Wednesday. On Thursday, he’ll complete the 110 hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 run.

"He doesn’t have an event that is extremely strong, but at the same time, he doesn’t have an event that’s super weak," MU’s combined events coach Iliyan Chamov said. "That’s what makes him a good decathlete. All his events are very well-balanced."

Whitaker is among seven individuals the ninth-ranked Missouri men’s team qualified for nationals. The MU women qualified four individuals and two relays.

MUtigers.com: Montgomery, Lyles Earn Regional Honors

Mizzou Tigers pennant Camp season continues

PowerMizzou: Davis, Graves headline talent-filled KC camp

KC Star: Missouri football brings camp to Park Hill

Blue Springs High’s Daniel Parker Jr. was hard to miss Tuesday during Missouri’s Elite Prospect Camp III at Park Hill High.

Parker sported lustrous gold shoes, which lit up under the beating June sun, and also shined during drills under the watchful eye of the Tigers’ new coaching staff led by Barry Odom, who was in town for a much-ballyhooed "satellite camp."

And in other recruiting news...

PowerMizzou: DaRon Davis, Marquise Hayes enter top 250

The 2018 and 2019 classes in the state of Missouri have quite a bit of top end talent. But the 2017 class is looking better all the time as well. Two of the nation's fastest rising prospects play their high school football in the Show-Me State.

DaRon Davis and Marquise Hayes were elevated into the Rivals250 that was released on Tuesday morning. The list also includes Park Hill defensive lineman Chester Graves at No. 218.

Scout.com: No. 2 OLB in Alabama Jamal Brooks talks Mizzou, Pitt offers, Michigan State interest and more

Mizzou Tigers pennant So uh, anything about the two diamond coaches? No?

The Trib: Rhoades offers no clarity on futures of Earleywine, Jamieson during KFRU interview

Mizzou Tigers pennant Stubble Update:

$2,949.39. Not bad for one day on the job. Now let's keep it going. We're one-quarter of the way there.