April 10, 2009
Churchman Improves Provisional Mark at DII Challenge
<em>Johannsen finishes third in first career outdoor 10K at Jim Duncan Invitational</em>
MARYVILLE, Mo. - Emily Churchman finished with a career-best 4,719 points as the top collegiate athlete in the heptathlon in the second day of the Division II Challenge hosted by Emporia State.
Churchman won the long jump today with 18-3 on top of her win in the high jump yesterday to improve her heptathlon total career-best by more than 100 points. She unofficially moves to sixth in Division II performance lists in the heptathlon and is 81 points away from automatically qualifying for the national championships in late May.
Lindsay Biermann improved to eighth in the final standings with a career-best 4,107 points. She posted the second-best mark in the javelin throw with 116-8 and was one of two athletes of the 17 who finished the heptathlon to score more than 525 points in each of the seven events.
The Bearcats also sent athletes to the Jim Duncan Invitational hosted by Drake to compete in the 10,000-meter runs earlier today. Trevor Johannsen finished third in his first collegiate 10,000-meter run of the outdoor season with 32:28.68 while Madison Marshman led the Bearcat women with 40:41.40 and an eighth-place finish.
The rest of the Northwest track and field teams will travel to Lincoln, Neb., tomorrow for the Nebraska Invitational. Field events begin at 11 a.m. with running events to follow at noon from Ed Weir Track on the Nebraska campus.
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