Euphenie Andre Captures Gold in Triple Jump at SEC Championships

Euphenie Andre won the gold medal in the women's triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a season-best leap of 13.32m. Missouri's track and field team secured several top-eight finishes, including a bronze medal in the men's discus, at the championships.

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Euphenie Andre Captures Gold in Triple Jump at SEC Championships

Euphenie Andre Captures Gold in Triple Jump at SEC Championships

University of Missouri track and field athlete Euphenie Andre secured a gold medal in the women's triple jump at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Percy Beard Track at James G. Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Andre's winning mark of 13.32m (43 feet, 81⁄2 inches) is the 12th-best in the country this season and a season-best leap for the Mizzou standout.

This marks Andre's first SEC medal, and she earned it on her final attempt of the evening, coming within a tenth of a meter of her personal best. "Euphenie's gold medal performance was a true highlight for our team at the SEC Championships," said Mizzou head coach Brett Halter. "She has worked incredibly hard this season, and it's fantastic to see her efforts rewarded on the conference's biggest stage."

Mizzou's success in Gainesville extended beyond Andre's triumph in the triple jump. The Tigers added eight more top-eight finishes to close out the championships. In the men's discus, Mitch Weber earned a bronze medal with a 59.85m mark, leading a strong showing for the Mizzou squad. Skylar Coffey secured a career-best fifth place finish with a 55.48m toss, Rece Rowan took sixth with a 54.89m throw, and Tarique George finished seventh with a 54.74m mark.

Other notable performances for the Tigers included Kelsey Schweizer earning her first outdoor 800m placement at the SEC meet, posting a personal-best 2:03.93 to finish sixth and earn the second-best mark in program history. Davis Helmerich claimed his best SEC placement in the 1500m, scoring a season-best 3:44.07 time to finish fifth.

Missouri wrapped up the weekend with 33 team points on the men's side to take 12th, while the women finished 13th with 21 team points. Arkansas won the men's team title with 110 points, and LSU captured the women's crown with 126 points. The 2024 SEC Outdoor Championships featured several other standout performances, including Wayne Pinnock winning his third straight long jump title for Arkansas and LSU's Nickisha Pryce equaling the No. 2 Jamaican all-time record in the women's 400m.

Euphenie Andre's gold medal in the triple jump stands as the crowning achievement for Mizzou at the 2024 SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Her mark of 43 feet, 81⁄2 inches not only secured the conference title but also ranks as the 12th-best leap in the nation this season. Select Tigers will now set their sights on the NCAA West Region Preliminary Round, hosted by Arkansas from May 22-25 in Fayetteville, as they continue their quest for national success.

Key Takeaways

  • Euphenie Andre wins gold in triple jump at SEC Championships with 13.32m leap.
  • Andre's mark is 12th-best in the country this season and a season-best for her.
  • Mizzou adds 8 more top-8 finishes, including bronze in men's discus.
  • Tigers finish 12th in men's team standings, 13th in women's team standings.
  • Select athletes will compete in NCAA West Region Preliminary Round May 22-25.