Jul. 18, 2001
Jay Miller leads Team USA softball to win
In Honolulu, Missouri softball coach Jay Miller, coaching the USA Red select softball team, led the Americans to a 4-0 win over China in the 2001 U.S. Cup on June 25. USA finished the tournament as the only unbeaten team at 4-0.
Pitcher Catherine Osterman from Houston picked up the win against China, who finished the tournament at 2-2.
During the tournament, which began on June 20, USA defeated 2000 Olympic silver medalist Japan 1-0 and defeated bronze medalist Australia 4-0.
Former MU track star shines on international stage
Former Missouri all-American track star Derrick Peterson finished sixth in the men's 800-meter finals in the U.S.-Great Britain-Russia meet in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 1.
The middle distance runner's time of 1:51:01 was slow in comparison to his time of 1:47:34 at the USA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., a week prior to the "meet in Glasgow. Peterson finished second in the USA championships.
Russian Yuriy Borzakovskiy ran a 1:48:05 to win. American Trinity Gray ran fifth at 1:50:03.
The Americans won the meet over Great Britain 135-131. Russia was third at 111.
MU's McBride "wins second "straight Missouri Amateur Championship
MU men's golfer Mark McBride defeated Len Johnson of Overland Park, Kan., to win his second straight Missouri Amateur Championship on June 24.
McBride, a Lebanon, Mo. native and a senior-to-be at MU, trailed by four holes heading into the back nine but came back to birdie five holes in the back nine.
McBride becomes the first man to win back-to-back titles since PGA Tour professional golfer Tom Watson won the Missouri Amateur Championship in 1970 and 1971.