March 16, 2006
Three Individuals Win Events at Pittsburg State Open
PITTSBURG, Kan. - In their opening meet of the 2006 outdoor season, the Northwest Missouri State men track and field team took top honors in four events at the Pittsburg State Open earlier today. Eight individuals and relay teams placed in the top-three of events, and freshman Daniel Urum-Ike provisionally qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the triple jump.
Sophomore John Bullock placed first in the 400-meter hurdles with 55.91, while freshman Corey Mason finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles and fourth in the 110-meter hurdles. Freshman Sheldon Cook was the highest Bearcat finisher in the 100-meters, taking fifth with 11.02 seconds.
Junior Matt Pohren finished first in the 3,000-meter run, clocking 9:07, over 14 seconds ahead of second-place. Sophomore Jeff Kanger and freshman Jeff Ritchie placed third and fifth, respectively, in the 800-meter run today. Junior Bryan Touney placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run with 4:13.7.
Freshman Kendall Wright placed first in the long jump, recording a 22' 1 1/2" jump. Urum-Ike placed second in the triple jump and recorded a provisional mark for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with 47' 5 1/4" and finished ninth in the long jump. Junior Bayo Adio tied for second in the high jump with 6' 6 3/4".
The men will be in action again at the Northwest Centennial Multi-Events on March 26-27, in Maryville, Mo., hosting the event with the women's team. Both teams will be hosting the Northwest Invitational meet on April 1, at Herschel Neil Track and Bearcat Stadium.
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