April 2, 2007
Honeywell Sets School Mark in Heptathlon; Wichita State Takes Top Two Spots in Decathlon
MARYVILLE - (results) Junior Brandi Honeywell closed out the day with three top-three performances to break the school record with 4,689 points and take first in the Ashley Nally Heptathlon that finished today. It was Honeywell's second Northwest heptathlon title, winning the meet in 2004. Wichita State maintained the top two spots with Chris Dickman outpacing the field by 30 seconds in the 1,500-meter run to win the Herschel Neil Decathlon with 6,661 points.
Honeywell finished third in the long jump and javelin before finishing second in the 800-meter run in 2:30.44 to break Tasha Goudreau's 1994 record of 4,617 points. Honeywell's mark provisionally qualified her for the NCAA Championships on May 24-26. Ashley Miller of Baker led the women in day two of events, scoring 1,804 points and winning the 800-meter run. Sophomore Emily Churchman set a personal record with 4,443 points to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships.
R.J. McGinnis won two events in the 110-meter hurdles and javelin throw, but it wasn't enough to offset the scoring by Wichita State's Chris Dickman and Just Taylor. Dickman won the 1,500-meter run and pole vault to lead athletes in day two with 3,038 points. Freshman Lee Murdock was the only Bearcat to win an event for the men, winning the discus throw with 124-8.
The Northwest men and women will host the Northwest Collegiate Open on Saturday, April 7. Field and track events will begin at 10 a.m.
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