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Northwest Bearcats Player Bio

Ben McKim

Ben McKim

Height: 6-2
Weight: 260

Class: Junior
Hometown: Maryville, Mo.
Major: Speech Comm


Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships … placed second at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (5/22) in the shot put with a season-best and career-best throw of 17.91 meters or 58-9.25 feet … had an outdoor season-best throw of 52.77 meters in the hammer throw at the Kip Janvrin Open (4/24) … threw an outdoor season-best of 49.13 meters in the discus at the Emporia State Open (5/9) … had the outdoor season-best throw for any Bearcat in the shot put hammer throw and discus … accounted for 11 individual points at the MIAA Outdoor Championships (5/3) … had an indoor season-best throw of 55-11.75 in the shot put at the Central Missouri Classic (2/20) … in the weight throw he threw an indoor season-high of 52-10.75 at the Mule Relays (2/7) … earned All-MIAA honors in the shot put for his third place throw of 16.87 meters at the MIAA Indoor Championships (3/1)


Finished seventh in the shot put at MIAA Championships (5/6-7), justing missing All-MIAA honors ... recorded a season-best 51-9.25 in the shot put at the Emporia State Twilight Qualifier (5/12)

Maryville High School

Qualified for state track meet in discus and shot put, finishing fourth in discus ... earned all-state honors in shot put twice and discus once ... standout football athlete

Personal Bio

Born April 19, 1987 ... son of Paul and Becky McKim ... older brother, Daniel, holds the school indoor weight throw record and earned All-America honors in the event

Career Stats

Hammer MIAA Championships 5/8/10 193-2
Shot Put Wildcat Open 4/24/10 59-9
Discus MIAA Championships 5/8/10 162-10
Shot Put NCAA Championships 3/13/10 59-11
Weight Throw MIAA Championships 2/26/10 59-3