March 12, 2004
Samuel Heads to National Finals in 60-Meter Dash
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NCAA Division II National Track and Field Championships
| BOSTON - The Northwest Missouri State University women's track and field team has advanced one runner to the final day of the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships. |
Alisha Samuel (So., San Juan, Trinidad) took sixth place in the 60-meter dash preliminary Friday at Boston's Reggie Lewis Center to qualify for Saturday's finals. She clocked in at a time of 7.68 seconds, which is slightly over her season-best time of 7.64. She will compete in the finals at 4:10 p.m. Eastern Time Saturday.
Kailea Cook (Fr., Parkville, Mo.) ended her first indoor track season with a 13th place finish in the 60-meter dash national prelim with a time of 7.88 seconds. The top nine runners advanced to the finals.
Steph Suntken (Jr., Indianola, Iowa) missed qualifying for the 800-meter run finals by one place. She finished 10th in the prelims with a time of 2:14.15, which was just 0.23 seconds behind the ninth-place final qualifier.
The theme of barely missing the finals continued on the men's side as Daniel McKim (Jr., Maryville, Mo.) took 10th in the weight throw with a toss of 55 feet, 9 inches. Only the top nine throwers advanced to the final round of throws.
Eric Isley (So., Pleasantville, Iowa) ran in a tough heat of the 800-meter dash, also taking 10th place in a time of 1:53.46. He missed qualifying for the finals by 0.06 seconds.
Gabriel Helms (Jr., St. Louis, Mo.) had to withdraw from the men's 60-meter dash preliminary due to a hamstring injury suffered earlier in the week.
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