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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

May 14, 2006

Bearcats End Regular Season at Emporia Twilight Qualifier

EMPORIA, Kan. - The Northwest Missouri State track and field teams ended their 2006 regular outdoor season at the Emporia State Twilight Qualifier yesterday in Emporia, Kan., placing three Bearcats in the top-10 of events in an attempt to qualify additional athletes for the NCAA Outdoor Championships on May 25-27.

Senior Alisha Samuel crossed the finish line sixth in the finals of the 100-meter dash with 12.35, unable to improve on her provisional qualifying mark of 12.09 set at the MIAA Championships on May 6-7. Junior Kailea Cook finished ninth in the preliminaries with 12.51.

The women's 4x100-meter relay team placed fifth in 48.03 seconds. The 400-meter relay team provisionally qualified at the MIAA meet with 46.73 in a third-place finish.

Freshmen Halley Carlson tied for fifth yesterday with a 5' 2 1/4" mark in the high jump, and freshman Anna O'Brien set a personal-record of 2:19.72 in the 800-meter run, placing 13th.

On the men's side, junior Clif McIntosh placed 11th in the pole vault with a personal record of 15' 3 1/2", while freshman Brad Cox placed 14th. Sophomore Jeff Kanger placed 15th in the 800-meter run, clocking 1:55.25.

The Emporia Twilight Qualifier represented the last opportunity for Northwest athletes to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships on May 25-27 in Emporia, Kan. To participate, athletes must meet automatic qualifying marks or earn an invitation based on provisional qualifying marks.

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

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