This website is best viewed in a browser that supports web standards.

Skip to content or, if you would rather, Skip to navigation.

Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Dec. 5, 2008

Purnell Sets 300m Record at ISU

Men's Results | Women's Results

AMES, Iowa-Northwest senior sprinter Ron Purnell set a program record by running a 300-meter dash in a time of 35.1 seconds Friday at Iowa State University's Cyclone Holiday Track and Field Preview. The meet served as the opener for Northwest 2008-09 indoor track and field season.

Purnell bested the old record by more than a second. Kevin Reeves' 36.4 mark was set in 2002.

Juniors John Miles and Ben McKim provisionally qualified in the 60-meter dash and the shot put, respectively. Miles, a national qualifier in the 60-meter a year ago, ran in 6.88 seconds for the 13th fastest time in the nation. Kim's throw of 16.01 meters ranks seventh in the nation.

The Northwest women got second-place finishes from seniors Hannah Henry and Anna O'Brien. Henry ran the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 9.19 seconds. O'Brien finished the mile run in a time of 5:07.18.

For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468