May 29, 2010
Shaw, McKim Turn in All-America Performances
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Northwest Missouri State sophomore Tyler Shaw placed sixth in the 110-meter hurdles and senior Ben McKim took seventh in the shot put to earn All-America honors on the final day of the 2010 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Johnson C. Smith University.
Shaw ran 14.45s while competing in the last of three heats of the hurdles. Friday's preliminaries were washed by rain and all 17 qualifiers ran in the finals Saturday. Shaw placed fourth in the event last season as a freshman and has now earned four All-America honors including two in the indoor 60-meter hurdles.
Five of the top seven place finishers ran in the third heat of the hurdles, including St. Augustine's Jason Boyd who won the national title with a time of 13.99s.
McKim threw 57-feet-0.75-inches on the last of his six throws to earn his third collegiate All-America honor in the shot put (one indoor, two outdoor). McKim was the national runner-up last year and placed fourth in the shot put during the indoor championships back in March. Nebraska-Kearney's Dane Tobey won the event with a time of 62-feet-7.25-inches.
Also in action for Northwest Saturday was senior Emily Churchman, who placed 15th in the high jump (5-feet-3.75-inches), sophomore Angela Adams, who placed 15th in the 5,000-meter run (17:13.95) and senior Lindsay Biermann, who placed 18th in the javelin (106-feet-5-inches).
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