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Lekeisha McKnight competes at Central Missouri last season.

Jan. 22, 2011

Weekend Recap: NWU, Iowa State and beyond

Nebraska Wesleyan Results | Men's Results (Iowa State) | Women's Results (Iowa State)

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Katti Carroll Tyler Shaw
LINCOLN, Neb.-Northwest Missouri State junior hurdler Tyler Shaw and sophomore distance runner Katti Carroll highlighted Bearcat performances at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invitational hosted by the University of Nebraska Friday.

Shaw placed second in his first running of the 60-meter hurdles this season with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 8.12s. Shaw ran 8.17s in the finals and currently holds the seventh-fastest time in the nation. Shaw earned All-America honors in the event a year ago by placing sixth at the national championship meet.

Carroll bested a field of 23 athletes to win the 3,000-meter run. Carroll's time of 10:28.09 was 30 seconds faster than what she finished in a week ago an 24 seconds better than second-place Allison Mitchell of Concordia. Carroll's time ranks sixth in program history.

Senior Kate Walter captured the women's weight throw title Friday. She beat 17 other competitors with her opening throw of 54-feet-4-inches. Walter threw 1.5 inches further a week ago, mark that currently ranks 14th nationally.

Six other Bearcats turned in career-best performances and either entered or climbed Northwest's top 10 lists. Those performances are listed in the table below:

Name Event Time/Mark Top 10
Austin Gray weight throw 54-feet-5.5-inches fifth in program history
Kayli Hrdlicka 1,000m 3:07.06 fifth in program history
Alisa Winquist weight throw 46-feet-6.75-inches eighth in program history
T.R. Pursell 1,000m 2:34.96 ninth in program history
Courtney Mitchell 60m 7.95s ninth in program history
Heidi Johnson 1,000m 3:10.19 ninth in program history

Eight compete at Iowa State

Northwest traveled eight student-athetes who competed at Nebraska Wesleyan across state lines to Ames, Iowa, for the second day of the Iowa State Open. Highlighting the octet was senior Kayli Hrdlicka, who placed 16th in the mile run with a career-best time of 5:15.87 - the seventh-fastest time in program history. Hrdlicka had run the fifth-fastest time in the 1,000-meter event the day prior at Nebraska Wesleyan, finishing in 3:07.06.

Freshman Ashli Mosby placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.12s. Mosby ran 9.11s in the event a week ago at Iowa State. The NCAA provisional mark in the hurdles is 8.95s.

Shaw placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.25s. Sophomore Will Haer took sixth in the pole vault after clearing 14-feet-7.25-inches. Senior Eric Rickert earned a top 10 finish in the shot put with a throw of 47-feet-9.25-inches.

To Warrensburg

Northwest's next three events will all be hosted by University of Central Missouri including the MIAA Indoor Championship Meet Feb. 25-27. This week it's the Mule Relays with the women's meet to take place Friday with the men to follow Saturday. Both meets begin with multi-events starting at 9 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., respectively.

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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