May 2, 2005
Three Bearcats Compete at MIAA Multi-ChampionshipsROLLA, Mo. --- At the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Outdoor Track & Field Combined Events Championships, a trio of Northwest Missouri State freshmen finished competition in top-ten status. On the men's side, Aaron Black (5,186 points) and Courtland Ingram (6,183 points) were ninth and fourth in the Decathlon while Brandi Honeywell (4,061 points) finished third in the women's Heptathlon in the two-day event which wrapped up today.
Ingram, who earned Northwest four team points, took top honors in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.96 and second-place in the javelin throw with a toss of 166'7". Out of 11 athletes, Black was second in the High Jump with a leap of 6'2".
Giving the Bearcats six team points on the women's side, Honeywell did not finish worse than sixth in any of the seven events. Out of 11 competitors, Honeywell did her best in the 800-meter (2:36.14) and the 100-meter hurdles (16.23) by taking third. In her first season at Northwest, the Parkville, Mo., native was top medalist at the Northwest Heptathlon on Apr. 1-2.
Chris Turner of Missouri Southern won the Decathlon with 6,689 points while Lori Pitz of Central Missouri was the Heptathlon winner with 4,648 points.
Both the men and women travel to the MIAA Championships, hosted by Pittsburg State, on May 7-8.
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