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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Q&A: Miners got game

What was the most memorable sports team during your time on campus? As part of his research for the S&T 150th history book, Larry Gragg, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus of history and political science, asked you to share your memories. Here are a few of your answers.

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Honoring new academy members

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Boosting cyber-physical security

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MXene discovery could improve energy storage

In spite of their diminutive size, 2-D titanium carbide materials known as MXenes are “quite reactive” to water, a discovery S&T researchers say could have implications for energy storage and harvesting applications such as batteries, supercapacitors and beyond. Their findings were published in 2018 in the American Chemical Society journal Inorganic Chemistry.

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A faster charge for electric vehicles

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