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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Jan. 24, 2004

Sprinters Successful in Day Two of Nebraska Invite

Top Finishers

Nebraska Invitational
Lincoln, Neb.
January 24, 2004

60m - G. Helms, 5th, 6.86
200m - E.J. Faulkner, 8th, 26.64
HJ - P. Jordan, 10th, 6-7
SP - D. McKim, 2nd, 53-8.25
TJ - D. Calbert, 4th, 44-9

60m - A. Samuel, 2nd, 7.67
400m - S. Suntken, 14th, 1:00.07
600yd - D. McKee, 14th, 1:34.42

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Northwest Missouri State University track and field teams completed the Nebraska/Holiday Inn Invitational Saturday with the sprint portion of the indoor meet.

Alisha Samuel (So., San Juan, Trinidad) was the big finisher for the women with a second place performance in the 60-meter dash. Her time of 7.67 seconds lowered her previous provisional qualifying mark for nationals by 0.08 seconds. Kailea Cook (Fr., Parkville, Mo.) ran a 7.93 in the semifinals of the 60-meter dash but did not qualify for the finals.

In other women's action, Steph Suntken (Jr., Indianola, Iowa) took 14th in the 400-meter dash (1:00.07), while Dia McKee (So., O'Fallon, Mo.) took 14th in the 600-yard run (1:34.42).

Gabriel Helms (Jr., St. Louis, Mo.) took fifth place in the men's 60-meter dash with a time of 6.86 seconds, which also provisionally qualified him for the national meet. He adds this performance to a provisional qualifying time in the 55-meter dash at last week's Graceland Invitational in Lamoni, Iowa. In the 200-meter dash, E.J. Faulkner (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) turned in an eighth-place time of 22.14 seconds.

In the day's few field events, Daniel McKim (Jr., Maryville, Mo.) followed yesterday's fourth-place finish in the weight throw with a second-place finish in the men's shot put. He threw 53 feet, 8.25 inches. Diezeas Calbert took fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 44-9, and Pat Jordan (Jr., Maryville, Mo.) took 10th in the high jump (6-7).

The Bearcats will head back to Lincoln next weekend to compete in the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational Jan. 31.

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