Feb. 12, 2011
Davis qualifies, three win races at Concordia
SEWARD, Neb.-Tyler Shaw won the 60-meter hurdles, Taylor Overmiller captured the 800-meter run title and Katti Carroll won for the second week in a row to highlight Northwest performances at the Corcordia Invite Saturday at the Bulldog Field House.
Carroll bested a field of 21 runners to win the women's 3,000-meter run. Her finishing time of 10:23.79 was seven seconds faster than second-place Bridgette Schneekloth (Nebraska-Kearney) and is the third-best time in program history. Carroll set the fourth-best time in winning the 5,000-meter run last weekend in Lincoln, Neb.
Shaw won the hurdles with a career-best time of 8.04s, which breaks his own school record in the event and is the sixth-fastest time in the nation to date. Shaw ran 8.30 in the preliminaries, but shattered that mark in the final. Shaw went on to place second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.38s.
Overmiller beat a field of 15 runners and edged Jamil Chehade (Doane College) to win the 800. Overmiller's winning time of 1:56.67 is just shy of his career-best ran earlier this season.
Sophomore Megan Davis became the fourth Bearcat to register an NCAA provisional qualifying mark this season. Davis reached 18-feet-3-inches in the long jump, topping her previous best mark by more than a foot. Davis' leap is fifth-best in program history and ranks 26th nationally this season.
Davis also competed and placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.54s. She ran a season-best 9.24s in the prelims of the event.
Northwest sprinters Rachel Lewis, Samantha Fender and Courtney Mitchell placed second, third and fourth, respectively, in the 60-meter dash. All three turned in career-best performances. Lewis' time of 7.76s is fifth-fastest in program history and is one one-hundredth of a second shy of an NCAA qualifying mark. She also ran 26.31s in placing sixth in the 200-meter dash, which is the top Northwest time turned in this season.
Kate Walter recorded the fifth-best shot put throw in program history. She threw 43-feet-6-inches and placed fifth in the event. Walter competed in her best event, the weight throw, but failed to mark in three attempts. Her throw of 58-feet-5.75-inches in the weight throw ranks 11th in the nation.
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