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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Feb. 28, 2010

McKim Takes Shot Put Crown

JOPLIN, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State senior Ben McKim threw a career-best 59-feet-9-inches to capture his first MIAA championship in the shot put Sunday at the MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Missouri Southern State University.

McKim is the sixth Bearcat to win the indoor shot put and first since Clint Prange threw 59-feet-5.25-inches to win the 2005 crown. McKim's brother, Daniel McKim, won the 2003 MIAA indoor shot put title with a throw of 55-feet-5.75-inches.

McKim's throw is the second-best in program history behind Prange, who threw 62-feet-6.5-inches in 2005. It's currently the second-best in the nation behind Kurt Roberts of Ashland, who has a throw of more than 64 feet.

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