April 29, 2006
Calbert Takes Top Placing in Triple Jump; 20 Athletes Earn Top 10 Marks at Kip Janvrin Open
INDIANOLA, Iowa - Twenty Northwest Missouri State outdoor track and field athletes placed in the top 10 of their respective events at the Kip Janvrin Simpson College Open on Thursday and Friday. Senior Diezeas Calbert was the top finisher in the triple jump (47' 10") for the second time this year and it was his fourth overall top-5 finish in the 2006 outdoor season. Calbert broke the Northwest triple jump record with 50' 4 3/4" for a fifth-place finish in the Kansas Relays last weekend.
Freshman Sheldon Cook highlighted the sprints taking second in the 200-meter dash with a clocking of 22.04 and third place in the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.10. Sophomore John Bullock finished second in the 400-meter hurdles in 54.96 while another Bearcat to take runner-up honors in his respective event was junior Brandon Winchester in the javelin throw (167' 10"). Winchester's toss was his second-best this year and second occasion he placed second in the event.
Freshman Daniel Urum-Eke followed the first-place effort of Calbert with a sixth-place triple jump. He leaped 45' 1" in the event.
On the women's side, 10 Bearcats finished in the top 10 including three in the top five. Freshman Hannah Henry was the highest finisher at fourth with a 15.19 mark in the 100-meter hurdles. She was just 9/100 of a second away from the second spot - Kike Smith of South Dakota (15.10). Henry also took 10th in the 400-meter hurdles (1:07.11).
Freshman Anna O'Brien and senior Abby Disselhoff each took fifth in their categories - O'Brien in the 1500-meter run (4:46.97) and Disselhoff in the hammer throw (147' 00").
Junior Stacey Loemker was right behind Disselhoff in the hammer throw with a toss of 138' 10" to place seventh overall.
O'Brien led a flock of middle-distance Bearcats in the 1500-meters as three others placed in the event. Sophomore Karah Spader was next in line at 16th with a mark of 4:56.32.
Multi-event athletes will travel to Warrensburg, Mo., for the MIAA Multi-Events Championships on April 30-May 1. Other athletes will participate at the MIAA Outdoor Championships hosted by Emporia State May 6-7.
NOTE: The men's and women's hammer throws were conducted Thursday at Central College in Pella, Iowa ... Assistant coach Derek Frese, an All-America thrower at Nebraska-Kearney, finished fourth in the men's hammer throw (163' 6") on Thursday as an unattached athlete.
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