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Dec. 9, 2011

Field events pace Bearcats in first weekend

AMES, Iowa – A pair of Northwest Missouri State men 800 meter runners finished in the top five, along with Will Haer’s runner-up finish in the pole vault, highlighted the opening weekend at the Cyclone Holiday Preview.

Taylor Overmiller and Derek Roberts finished second and third in the 800m run for Northwest, behind Truman State’s Matthew Shaefer. Overmiller was neck-and-neck with Shaefer who took first-place with a time of 1:57.57, while Overmiller was just behind with a time of 1:57.89. Roberts was also just seconds behind at 2:00.79.

Haer finished second in the pole vault behind Northern Iowa’s Daniel Gooris with a vault of 4.55m. Gooris recorded a first-place vault at 5.05m.

The Bearcat women vaulters matched the men with a runner-up finish of their own as Megan Elder took a narrow second-place finish behind Jenna Wexter of Northern Iowa. Elder finished just .55m behind Wexter with a 3.25m mark as Wexter’s recorded a first-place mark of 3.80m.

Kendra Martiny also finished in the top five with a fourth-place finish in the pole vault with a mark of 3.15m.

Samantha Fender also earned a top five finish with a 5.31m mark in the long jump. Jennifer Zweifel of Truman State took home first-place with a jump of 5.63m.

A pair of Bearcats competing in the pentathlon recorded top 10 finishes as Chloe Wichman finished sixth and Jessica Hugo came in ninth.

Full results for both the men and women are here:

Men’s Results  |  Women’s Results


For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
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