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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 20, 2005

The 'Cats Take High Placings at the Central Missouri Classic

WARRENSBURG, Mo.-- Northwest's track and field men and women had a successful day at the Central Missouri Classic on Feb. 19th placing in the top five throughout 24 events.

E.J. Falkner provisionally qualified in the 60 M event running with a time of 6.91. After receiving awards in the 200M and the 400M on the NCAA performance list, Falkner holds down the 14th spot in the 60 M event. Falkner is in the 23rd spot in the 200M while he is No. 18 in the 400M.

Senior Clint Prange once again held onto the first place spot in the shot put with a distance of 62'6 1/2" - he bettered his school record mark which he did at the Iowa State Open. Dallas Flynn followed close after Prange capturing the third place setting with a throw of 54'04"1/2. On the women's side of the field, Mary Wirt improves her NCAA performance list standing and takes first place (54'01"3/4) while Abby Disselhoff came in a close second (50'02"3/4).

Katie Scherer threw her season's best with a distance of 40'08"1/4 landing in the first place slot. Stacey Loemaker made her mark with a throw of 38'05" clinching third place.

Parkville, Mo., native Kailea Cook took high standings in the 60M dash and in the 200M dash. Cook finished in second place with a time of 7.93 in the 60M and third place with a time of 26.26 in the 200M. Megan Robinson ran her fastest time in the 200M with 26.44 taking the eighth spot.

Karah Spader placed fourth in the 1 Mile with her best time of the season, 5:30.39. Cassie Sherlock took the third spot with a time of 1:01.47 in the 400M dash. Senior Steph Suntken captured second place in the 800M with a clock of 2:22.08.

Freshman Jeff Kanger placed second in the 800M run with his best time of the season 2:00.76. The 3000M run placed five Northwest athletes, one of which taking the third place spot Matt Pohren with a clock of 8:57.25.

In the 60M hurdles, two 'Cats placed among the top five capturing the first and third spot. Kendall Wright took first place with a time of 8.37 and Courtland Ingram finished third with 8.66.

The men's long jump was overtaken by the Bearcats placing Anthony Jackson in first place with a winning jump of 21'08"3/4, Wright captured second with a distance of 21'08"3/4 and Diezeas Calbert took third with 21'06"3/4. Diezeas also finished in first place in the triple jump with the length of 46'10"3/4.

The 'Cats will compete in the MIAA championships in Warrensburg, Mo. on Feb. 25 & 26th.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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