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Missouri S&T Women finish first in mucking competition

A team of women from Missouri S&T, including Kaley Frizzell, a sophomore in mechanical engineering from Salem, Mo., has won another world championship in mucking.

The Lady Miners finished first in the women's division at the 2011 Intercollegiate Mining Competition, which was held March 16-19 in Reno, Nev. The competition features events based on mining techniques used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students compete in timed events like gold panning, surveying, hand-mucking, hand-steeling, track-standing, Swede sawing and jackleg drilling.

"I like doing the same activity as the boys do," Catherine Walker, a senior in mining engineering at Missouri S&T from Kansas City, told the New York Times. "Most people would never see a woman jack-legging."

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Posted on Mar 21, 2011.

Approximately 25 men’s and women’s teams from around the world participated in the annual competition.

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