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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

May 1, 2006

Ingram Moves up to Second at MIAA Multi-Event Championships; Two Female Bearcats Finish in Top 10

WARRENSBURG, Mo. - On the second and final day of competition at the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Multi-Event Championships, Northwest Missouri State sophomore Courtland Ingram finished second in the men's decathlon while freshmen Emily Churchman and Jennifer Kiss took fifth and 10th, respectively, in the women's heptathlon.

In the decathlon, Ingram fell shy of first-place by 87 points. He jumped up two spots after Day 1 and finished with 6, 508 points. He took runner-up honors in each the discus throw, pole vault and 1,500 in the second-day events. Cameron Babb of Emporia State led throughout the Championships and finished as the league champion with 6,595 points.

Churchman ended day one in fifth and held on to the same spot with 4,048 points in the seven-event heptathlon. Her best event came in the shot put on the first day with a toss of 35' 3", which was good for second among the 10 athletes. Meanwhile, Kiss could not move up from the 10th spot posting 3,033 points. Lori Pitz of Central Missouri State (4,874 points) took medalist honors.

Both squads will participate at the MIAA Outdoor Championships hosted by Emporia State on May 6-7.

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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