April 3, 2004
Bearcat Men Take Northwest Invite Championship
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MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State University men's track and field squad did not play the role of the gracious host Saturday at the Northwest Invite.
The men won the championship of their own meet by scoring a total of 179 points, easily outdistancing MIAA foe Pittsburg State University, who took second place with 144 points. The University of North Dakota finished in third with 109 points, while Dakota Wesleyan University took fourth with 64 points.
Daniel McKim (Jr., Maryville, Mo.) notched top scorer honors at the meet for the men with two first-place titles and one second place finish. He won the shot put with a toss of 51 feet, 10.5 inches and was followed in third place by Travis Brownley (Fr., Carollton, Mo.) with a mark of 47-10.75. Dallas Flynn (Fr., Blair, Neb.) took sixth (44-5.5).
McKim then took second in the hammer throw (168-2) and finished the day with a win in the discus competition with a mark of 151-8. Brandon Schoen (Fr., Beatrice, Neb.) took seventh in the discus with a toss of 127-6.5.
The jumpers helped the throwers out with a few top places, led by Diezeas Calbert (Fr., Omaha, Neb.), who won the triple jump with a leap of 46-8.25. Pat Jordan (Jr., Maryville, Mo.) took second in the high jump with a height of 6-6.
On the track, E.J. Falkner (Fr., Omaha, Neb.) also had an outstanding day with wins in the both the 100-meter dash (10.70 seconds) and the 200-meter dash, where his time of 21.35 seconds provisionally qualified him for nationals. Pete Paniccia (So., Naples, Fla.) trailed Falkner in the 100-meter dash in third place (11.49) while also taking fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (57.40).
Other second place finishes for the men included Brad Elliott (So., Mount Ayr, Iowa) in the 800-meter run (1:58.89), Joel Terry (Sr., Grant City, Mo.) in the 110-meter hurdles (14.89) and Clif McIntosh (Fr., Conception Jct., Mo.) in the pole vault (15-0).
Third place winners included Jamison Phillips (Sr., Chesterfield, Mo.) in the 5000-meter run (15:54.45), Laz Marquart (Fr., Ste. Genevieve, Mo.) in the 3000-meter steeplechase (10:52.39) and Adam Miller (Fr., Kansas City, Mo.) in the pole vault (13-5.75).
The Bearcat women took fifth place in their own meet, scoring 61 points. The University of Nebraska-Omaha won the meet with 179 points, followed by Pittsburg State University with 115 points.
The field event competitors carried the Bearcat women Saturday, led by Mary Wirt's (Sr., Liberty, Mo.) first-place finishes in both the discus (143-3) and hammer throw (156-6.5). Her mark in the hammer provisionally qualified her for nationals. Katie Scherer (So., Centerview, Mo.), in her first meet back from basketball season, supplemented Wirt's efforts by taking first place in the shot put (40-8.25).
Gara Lacy (Sr., Jefferson City, Mo.) helped out in the jumps, taking third in the long jump (17-4.25) and fifth in the triple jump (36-2.75). Brandi Honeywell (Fr., Kansas City, Mo.) placed sixth in the long jump (16-10.25).
On the track, Alisha Samuel (So., San Juan, Trinidad) and Kailea Cook (Fr., Parkville, Mo.) both provisionally qualified for nationals in the 100-meter dash. Samuel's time of 11.92 placed second, while Cook's time of 12.14 placed fourth.
The men and women will travel to Emporia, Kan. next week to compete in the Emporia State Multi Events and D-II Challenge April 8-10.
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