Jeff Lautenberger (University of Missouri)
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Out of breath
Texas A&M runner Christina Munoz gasps for air after crossing the finish line of the Big 12 Conference women's 6K cross country championship on Oct. 31, 2009, at A.L. Gustin Golf Course in Columbia, Mo. Many runners collapsed or fell sick after the race. Munoz placed 34th with a time of 22:39.75; Texas Tech won the team title.
Missouri's Laurence Bowers, left, gets tangled up in the jersey of Missouri forward Kim English as he fights for a rebound against Nebraska on Jan. 23, 2010 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri freshman pitcher Neil Hugenberg winds up to pitch during Game 4 of the Fall World Series at Taylor Stadium on Oct. 18, 2009, in Columbia, Mo. The best-of-five series was an offseason intersquad scrimmage to give new players a chance to get acquainted with veterans before spring practice. The Black team beat the Gold team, 9-5.
Ball State reserve infielder Kristy Stratton, right, lifts pitcher Elizabeth Milian in celebration after the Cardinals upset No. 8 Missouri on March 19, 2010. Milian pitched a complete game, allowing one run and four hits.
Iowa State wide receiver Darius Darks hauls in a touchdown pass through the coverage of Missouri safety Jarrell Harrison on Nov. 21, 2009 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo.
Missouri forward Laurence Bowers grapples with Kansas guard Cole Aldrich while lunging for a rebound on March 6, 2010, at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.
He's got his rock
"I got my rock!," screams Missouri linebacker Sean Weatherspoon as he motions toward the crowd following Missouri's victory over Iowa State on Nov. 21, 2009 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. Missouri football tradition involves senior players taking a stone from the rock "M" above the north endzone.