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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 13, 2004

Sprinters Lower Provisional Marks at Prairie Wolf

Top Finishers

Prairie Wolf Invitational
Lincoln, Neb.
February 13, 2004

60m - G. Helms, 1st, 6.78
200m - G. Helms, 2nd, 21.61
400m - E. Falkner, 10th, 49.39
600y - J. Smith, 8th, 1:15.73
800m- K. Keraus, 2nd, 1:55.13
5Km - J. Phillips, 5th, 15:38.54
4x400 Relay - 4th, 3:20.97
LJ - A. Jackson, 2nd, 21-8
PV - C. McIntosh, 6th, 14-5
SP - D. McKim, 4th, 52-10
WT - D. McKim, 1st, 57-9.50

60 m - A. Samuel, 1st, 7.65
200m - A. Samuel, 6th, 25.59
600y - K. Baine, 7th, 1:31.24
800m-S. Suntken, 1st, 2:16.99
Mile - B. Lee, 6th, 5:28.25
3Km- A. Grosse, 6th, 11:01.13
4x400 Relay -5th, 4:01.84
TJ - G. Lacy, 9th, 34-5.75
PV - B. Shields, 10th, 9-9
WT - M. Wirt, 6th, 51-5.75

LINCOLN, Neb. - The Northwest Missouri State University track and field teams competed in Lincoln, Neb., for the third time this season, this time at the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolf Invitational held at the University of Nebraska.

Daniel McKim (Jr., Maryville, Mo.) kicked off the men's portion of the meet Friday afternoon by winning the weight throw with a toss of 57 feet, 9.50 inches. He came back to place fourth in the shot put with a mark of 52-10. McKim has already provisionally qualified for nationals in both events. The jumpers were also successful with Anthony Jackson (Fr., Des Moines, Iowa) taking second place in the long jump (21-8), followed by Diezeas Calbert (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) in sixth place (20-8).

On the track, Gabriel Helms (Jr., St. Louis, Mo.) overcame a fifth-place finish in the 60-meter dash preliminaries to win the finals with a time of 6.78 seconds. His clocking lowered his provisional qualifying mark for nationals and was his best time of the season. Helms also ran his fastest 200-meter dash time this season with a second-place time of 21.61. E.J. Falkner (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) followed in third place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.18.

Kyle Keraus (Sr., Garner, Iowa) took control in the middle distances with a second-place time in the 800-meter run (1:55.13). Eric Isley (So., Pleasantville, Iowa) took sixth place in the same event with a time of 1:56.53.

On the women's side, Alisha Samuel (So., San Juan, Trinidad) also overcame a fifth-place preliminary time in the 60-meter dash to win the event with a clocking of 7.65. The time lowered her provisional qualifying mark for nationals, which was the second time she has done so this season. Kailea Cook (Fr., Parkville, Mo.) took eighth place in the 60-meter finals (7.95), and Samuel came back to place sixth in the 200-meter dash (25.59).

Steph Suntken (Jr., Indianola, Iowa) barely missed provisionally qualifying for nationals in the 800-meter run but still won the event with a time of 2:16.99. She also set a personal season-best time in the event.

In other running events, Betsy Lee (Jr., Lawrence, Kan.) ran one of her best times of the season in the mile run (5:28.25) to place sixth overall. Keelin Baine (Jr., Lake St. Louis, Mo.) came back from injury to take seventh in the 600-yard run in a time of 1:31.24.

The Bearcat men and women will travel to Columbia, Mo., next weekend to compete in the Missouri All-Comers meet Feb. 21.

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