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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

March 22, 2011

Fender named MIAA co-Athlete of the Week


Samantha Fender

MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State freshman sprinter Samantha Fender was named the MIAA's co-Athlete of the Week on Tuesday for her performance last Thursday at the Emporia State Spring Twilight meet.

Fender took first place in the 100-meters, recording a time of 12.02s, the fourth-fastest time in program history. Fender also was runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 17-10.25 feet and finished 10th in the javelin with a throw of 92-05 feet.

Fender was named Athlete of the Week along with Southwest Baptist's Jasmine Sanford.

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

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