Sports by the numbers

12’1 1/2″ — School record-setting height cleared by Rachel Ederle in the pole vault. She broke the record twice during the 2012 outdoor season.

4 — Dan Hellwig’s finish in the pole vault at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

23 — Players in the history of the men’s basketball program who have scored 1,000 points in their career, a mark reached by current Miner Bryce Foster — who also wears No. 23 — on Feb. 18.

191 — Assists dished out by Lady Miner senior Julie Meyer over the last two seasons.

6 — Consecutive New South Intercollegiate Swimming championship meets won by Missouri S&T’s swimming team after it captured the 2012 title.

8  Home runs hit by softball player Kaylea Smith in the 2012 season, tying the seventh-highest single season total in school history.

51.80 — Terry Robinson’s time in seconds for the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships — his final race as an S&T hurdler. Robinson finished in 7th place.

22— Wins posted by baseball pitcher Zack Gronek over the last two seasons. As of May 13, he is the only pitcher in Division II to have won at least 10 games in each of the last two seasons.

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