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Press Release

May 1, 2007

Ingram Takes 2007 MIAA Decathlon Title; Honeywell Settles for 2nd in Heptathlon

EMPORIA, Kan. -- Northwest Missouri State junior Courtland Ingram took home top honors in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Men's Decathlon Championship , hosted by Emporia State on Sunday and Monday. Ingram, who started Day 2 in fifth-place, surpassed Emporia State's Cameron Babb by a final margin of 53 points with his two-day total of 6,727 points.

Ingram's best event was the pole vault when he launched over a height of 14'10 3/4", more than 2' 3" than the next competitor. Freshman Lee Murdock was the other Bearcat performing as he took 10th with 5,326 points.

Junior Brandi Honeywell was awarded with second-place honors in the MIAA Women's Heptathlon Championship and ended with 4,793 points, just barely behind champion Anne Carlson from Central Missouri, who had 4,880 points. Honeywell's point total is an NCAA provisional qualifying mark and she stands No. 4 in the nation.

Her best efforts came in the 200-meter and 800-meters where she was tops in both events. Freshman Johanna Avilez took sixth-place (4,330 points), sophomore Emily Churchman was 15th (3,351 points) and sophomore Jennifer Kiss finished 11th (3,694 points).

Northwest will continue to take part in the MIAA Outdoor Championships, hosted by Fort Hays State from May 5-6.

Team Standings After One Event

1. Central Missouri - 17 pts.
2. Northwest Missouri - 11 pts.
3. Pittsburg State - 6 pts.
4. Fort Hays State - 5 pts.

1. Northwest Missouri - 10 pts.
2. Pittsburg State - 9 pts.
3. Emporia State - 8 pts.
4. Central Missouri - 6 pts.
4. Fort Hays State - 6 pts.

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

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