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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

March 30, 2007

Northwest Returns from Largest Ever Missouri Relays

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State track and field team returns from the largest ever Missouri Relays. More than 1,900 athletes competed including 15 NCAA Division I colleges. The Bearcats sent minimal numbers of athletes to the event, still managing excellent finishes despite the stacked competition.

Sophomore Hannah Henry was the top finisher from the women's side, finishing ninth in the 100 meter hurdle preliminaries with a time of 14.75. Only the top eight from the event went on to compete in the finals. Finishing second for the Bearcats was sophomore Anna O'Brien who came in 14th place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.91.

The men sent very few competitors to this event, and finished with very good results. Senior Bayo Adio lead the men with a fifth place finish in the high jump with a 6-08.75 height. The event finished in a jump off with six athletes all with the same height. Sophomore Khai Berry became the first Bearcat to provisionally qualify for the NCAA outdoor championships this season. Berry finished in sixth place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time 14.66. Continuing the hurdle success was junior John Bullock finishing in seventh place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55:02.

Northwest Finishers:
Women:
46. K Raffety 400-meter 1:04.56
14. A. O'Brien 800-meter 2:21.91
24. J. Dittburner 5000-meter 19:30.73
36. M. McManigal 5000-meter 20:33.89
9. H. Henry 100-meter hurdles 14.75
22. C. Dightman 100-meter hurdles 15.38
36. T. Eaton Long Jump 15-06.75
30. K. Harman Discuss Throw 91-09
27. S. Loemker Hammer Throw 131-09
34. L. Koenig Javelin Throw 87-10
Men:
11. D. Pescador 1500-meter unseeded 4:22.73
6. K. Berry 110-meter hurdles 14.66
7. J. Bullock 400-meter hurdles 55.02
5. B. Adio High Jump 6-08.75
12. B. Adio Long Jump 21-10.25

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
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