Feb. 7, 2009
Two Bearcats Break Records; Two More Improve NCAA Marks
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Tyler Shaw won the 60-meter hurdles at the Central Missouri Mule Relays and Zane Myers placed second in the heptathlon in the Bill Hillenbrand Open at South Dakota as both set program records in their events earlier today.
Shaw ran 8.09 in the finals in Warrensburg, Mo., and came with five-hundredths of automatically qualifying for the NCAA championships today. He broke the record of 8.15 held by 2002 MIAA champion Joel Terry in only his third collegiate race.
Myers won the shot put and placed second in the 60-meter hurdles en route to scoring a program-record 4,408 points in the two-day heptathlon in Vermillion, S.D. He improved his personal best by 209 points since the Doane Multi-Events Meet Dec. 12-13.
Jacob Dupin placed third in his first career heptathlon with 4,330 points. He finished second in the high jump and long jump and used a third-place finish in the final event, the 1,000-meter run, to move past Chadron State's Jake Brummer for third overall.
Ben McKim equaled the career-best of his older brother, Daniel, and improved his provisional qualifying mark in the shot put to 55-5 3/4 to finish third at Central Missouri. The McKim brothers are tied for fourth in the Northwest all-time performer lists.
John Miles finished fourth in the finals of the 60-meter dash and improved his NCAA qualifying time to 6.83. He needs to improve by six-hundredths of a second to automatically qualify for the national meet.
Up Next: Northwest travels to Wayne State for the Wildcat Classic Feb. 14.
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