April 15, 2006
Two Northwest Records Fall at Nebraska Invitational
LINCOLN, Neb. - Seniors Travis MacKenzie and Diezeas Calbert set Northwest school record records in the rain-delayed Nebraska Invitational today in Lincoln, Neb. The women placed eight in the top-ten of individual events in a meet that included several NCAA Division I teams.
MacKenzie recorded a 184' 6" hammer throw, surpassing the record of 181' 10" set by Daniel McKim in 2004. MacKenzie's third-place finish provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships. Calbert's 47' 9 1/4" mark in the triple jump beat his own school record by eight inches, and improved on his NCAA qualifying recorded at the Northwest Invitational. Junior Bayo Adio also finished third in the high jump with 6' 8 3/4".
Sophomore John Bullock placed fifth in the 400-meter hurdles with 54.67, defeating athletes from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Drake University. Freshman Anthony Armstrong placed 16th in the 400-meter dash, and the men's 400-meter relay team placed fourth.
Sophomore Brandon Dart finished second in the 5,000-meter run with a personal record 15:24.27, the highest individual finish from the Bearcats in any event today. Junior Eric Isley placed eighth of 37 runners in the 800-meter run with 1:52.27
Junior Kailea Cook set a personal record in the 100-meter dash with 12.28, placing sixth and finishing one one-hundredth of a second in front of senior Alisha Samuel. Samuel also crossed the finish line with the seventh fastest time in the 200-meter dash. Junior Megan Robinson inched closer to breaking the one-minute barrier in the 400-meter dash, setting a personal record with 1:00.06 for a ninth-place finish.
Sophomore Karah Spader finished fifth in the 5,000-meter run with 18:54.8. Freshman Anna O'Brien placed first for the Bearcats in the 1,500-meter and 800-meter runs, finishing 16th and 21st, respectively.
Freshman Katie Sargent was the highest Northwest finisher in the horizontal jumps, placing 20th in the long jump with 16' 3 1/4" and 11th in the triple jump with 33' 7 1/2". Freshman Tierney Eaton tied for 10th in the high jump, her third top-ten performance of the season. Senior Abby Disselhoff finished 11th in the hammer throw, recording 145' 0".
The men's team will travel to Warrensburg, Mo., on April 21 for the Central Missouri State Mule Relays. Both teams will also be sending athletes to the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kan., on April 20-22.
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