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Reed, Nachev Named to 2023 SEC Community Service Team

Mikayla Reed

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Track and Field’s Mikayla Reed and Georgi Nachev were honored on the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team as announced by the league office on Thursday.

Reed committed over 120 hours to bettering Columbia, Mo. and the surrounding community. The senior gave her time to the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center which provides equine therapy for people in Mid-Missouri with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. She also assisted Special Olympics Missouri, volunteering repeatably at the organization’s summer softball leagues. In March, Reed served during a readathon at Gant Elementary School. Finally, she led youth sports in her collegiate city, volunteering as a coach for the Blue Thunder Track Club.

It is the second consecutive community service team placement for Reed who was named to the team a season ago.

Reed, a six-time SEC honor roll member graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in positive coaching and athletic leadership.

Nachev served with a wide variety of entities to help enhance both Columbia, Mo. and his hometown community in Yambol, Bulgaria, during the 2022-23 school year. The senior repeatedly volunteered as a coach with his hometown track club, encouraging youth sports participation. Nachev also assisted with a Halloween celebration for kids in Missouri, passing out treats to city residents. The triple jumper took an active role with Special Olympics Missouri, participating in the organization’s bowling night. Finally, Nachev has assisted the local food bank in Columbia by packaging and sorting items for those in need.

A three-time conference honor roll member, Nachev graduated in May with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.


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