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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

May 22, 2009

McKim National Runner-Up in Shot Put

Freshman Tyler Shaw leads the field in preliminaries of 110-meter hurdles

SAN ANGELO, Texas - In a field where the MIAA represented nearly half of the athletes, junior Ben McKim led his conference peers with a runner-up finish in the shot put during the second day of the 2009 NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships at LeGrand Sports Complex. Freshman Tyler Shaw also paced the field in the 110-meter hurdles to advance to Saturday's final.

McKim threw 58-9 1/4 on his final attempt of the day to claim his first career All-America title. He became the fourth different Bearcat All-American in the shot put and provided Northwest it's seventh All-America performance in the event.

Shaw smashed his own program record in the 110-meter hurdles with 14.03 seconds with the fastest time in the preliminaries earlier this evening. Shaw lowered his record by a quarter of second and will have the preferred lane for tomorrow's final.

Shaw was the national runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2009 indoor championships.

Emily Churchman wrapped up the heptathlon with 4,762 points in a day highlighted by a ninth-place finish in the 800-meter run. Churchman finished No. 11 after starting the day No. 14 in the standings.

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