May 2, 2009
Walter Earns All-MIAA on Day One of Outdoor Championships
JOPLIN, Mo. - Kate Walter threw 160 feet, four inches to claim a second-place finish in the hammer throw and earn all-conference status in the first day of the MIAA Outdoor Championships today at Fred Hughes Stadium at Missouri Southern. Ten additional athletes qualified for the finals of their events, which get underway Sunday at 12:45 p.m.
Ben McKim just missed All-MIAA honors by four inches in the shot put. McKim threw 56-2 as Central Missouri took two of the top three places in the event. He also placed seventh in the hammer throw with 163-9.
Emily Churchman advanced to the finals of the 100-meter hurdles with a third-place finish in the last heat with 15.35 seconds. Churchman finished fourth in the long jump earlier with 18-3.
Audrey Bailey entered with the top time in the 400-meter hurdles, and has the top time going into tomorrow's final after winning her heat with 1:01.46. She'll meet Truman's Shaina Dochterman for the first time since April 4, when Dochterman set the Northwest Open record with 1:01.07. Northwest's Alissa Miller also made it into the finals with a season-best 1:04.49.
Northwest will feature three of the eight runners of the men's 100-meter dash tomorrow, led by Sheldon Cook's 10.92. John Miles and Kevin Okonta will join Cook in the final, which starts at 3:05 p.m. tomorrow.
Cook also earned points for the Bearcats with an eighth-place finish in the long jump. Cook narrowly missed his season-best with 22-4 1/4.
Tyler Shaw and Zane Myers will both be in the 110-meter hurdles as they finished second and fourth, respectively, in their heat. Myers also advanced in the 400-meter hurdles with 56.57.
Bridget Kleine placed second in her heat of the 400-meter dash with 57.50 and Rachel Lewis clocked 12.77 in the 100-meter dash as both reached the finals on the women's side. Jimmy Griesbach rounded out the men's qualifiers for tomorrow with a career-best 48.53 in the 400-meter dash.
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