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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 27, 2007

Three Northwest Runners Going to NCAA Championships

BOSTON, Mass. - Northwest Missouri State will send three indoor track and field athletes to the NCAA Championships, announced today by www.NCAASports.com. Seniors Eric Isley (Pleasantville, Iowa), Bayo Adio (Oakland, Calif.), and Diezeas Calbert (Omaha, Neb.) made the national qualifying list. The Northwest athletes that had provisional marks that did not make the national list were sophomore Sheldon Cook, junior Kendall Wright, sophomore Ike Urem-Eke and sophomore Tierney Eaton.

The national meet is scheduled to take place on the weekend of March 9-10 in Boston, Mass. It is hosted by Stonehill College and the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. There will be a total of 400 participants competing in the Championships.

Isley is the top qualifier for Northwest this season. He qualified for the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.67. This is the third fastest time in the nation this season. Last year, Isley placed in 12th place in the preliminaries at the championship with a time of 1:56.17.

Adio is no stranger to the NCAA Championships either. Last year, Adio finished in tenth place in the preliminaries with a jump of 6-07.00. This year, Adio qualified for the high jump with a height of 6-11.50. This is the sixth highest height in the nation.

Calbert qualified this season in the triple jump with a distance of 48-08.25, which is the ninth-best mark in the nation. In the 2005 Championships, Calbert finished in tenth place in the triple jump with a distance of 46-08.25.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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