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Track and Field Championships Underway for Mizzou in Eugene, Oregon

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Championships Underway in Eugene

The only sport that is still in action for Mizzou on the 2021-2022 athletic calendar is Track and Field, and they’re officially underway at the NCAA Championships this week in Eugene, Oregon.

In the 800m semifinal, Christopher Conrad was the only one of the eight Mizzou participants on Wednesday night. Competing in his first outdoor championships, the junior from O’Fallon, Illinois ended his season with a Top-20 finish.

Upcoming Thursday night in Eugene, Sophia Rivera and Ava Curry compete in the javelin, while Ayele Gerken competes in the long jump. For more on the complete schedule, check it out on MUTigers.com.

Meanwhile, the Mizzou Tennis program has added three players to their roster via the transfer portal, the team announced on Wednesday. Head Coach Chris Wootton has landed Mae and Christine Canete (sisters from Central Oklahoma), and Laura Masic (Indiana).

Along with these accolades, Mae Canete finished with a 22-2 overall record last season with her only two losses against the top DII and JUCO player, helping Central Oklahoma to a National Runner-Up finish — their best in school history.

Wootton on Mae:

“We are honored to have Mae join our team this fall. She is one of the best players in Division II tennis and will be a vital part of our future. Mae gives us experience and leadership that will be integral over the next two years. We are excited that she has chosen Mizzou to take her next step.”

After going 19-2 last season, Christine “Inah” Canete was one of four freshman to earn DII All-American honors. She also finished the season No. 8 in the ITA Singles Top 25 and was named the MIAA Freshman of the Year.

Wootton on Inah:

“Inah is an exciting addition to our Mizzou tennis family. The future is bright to her development in Division 1 tennis. We expect big things from Inah and are ecstatic to watch her climb to college tennis prominence. She joins her older sisters as the No. 1 doubles pair in Division 2 and gives lots of depth and experience at the top of our singles and double lineup.”

A native from Croatia, Masic has won six singles national championships and several ITF and ETA tournaments.

Wootton on Masic:

“Laura is going to be an essential piece to Mizzou tennis success over the next two years. Her experience playing at the top of the lineup in a Power 5 conference will give us a level of experience and stability that is priceless. Laura wants to be great in life and in tennis we’re honored to have her join our family. Mizzou is the perfect place for her to continue developing and translate her talent to results.”

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