Dec. 13, 2008
Churchman Breaks Pentathlon Record; Qualifies for NCAA Meet
CRETE, Neb. - Emily Churchman scored 3,252 points to break the program pentathlon record and earn a provisional qualifying mark to the NCAA Indoor Championships at the Doane Multi-Events Meet in Crete, Neb., Dec. 13. She finished third overall and recorded a pair of top-three performances in the shot put and long jump in the first pentathlon for a Bearcat athlete since 1987.
Lindsay Biermann finished ninth in the 13-athlete field with 2,744 points. Her best performance came in the 800-meter run, where she ran 2:35.07 to accumulate 631 points.
Zane Myers became the first Bearcat male to compete in the indoor heptathlon and scored 4,199 points to finish sixth of nine athletes. He placed third in the shot put with 37-1.25 but his most productive event was the 55-meter hurdles where he tallied 750 points with an 8.34-second time.
Northwest was one of three teams to compete, joining the host Tigers and MIAA-member Central Missouri.
Both Northwest teams will take the next month off for the winter break before resuming the schedule Jan. 16-17 at the Holiday Inn Invitational at Lincoln, Neb.
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