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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


May 16, 2012

Four Bearcats honored by USTFCCCA as All-Region

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Four Northwest Missouri State track and field athletes have been selected to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) All-South Central Region teams for the 2012 season.

On the men’s side Ryan Darling was honored in the 1500-meter run as he ran the second best time in program history 3:51.08, at the Dr. Keeler Invitational on the last week of the regular season.

The same trio that will represent the Bearcats at the NCAA Outdoor Championships also garnered All-Region accolades. Kate Walter, for her record setting year in the hammer throw, Lekiesha McKnight in the shot put and Brittany Poole in the 3000-meter steeplechase.

Walter, McKnight and Poole earned a spot in their respective events Tuesday on the NCAA list to compete at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 24-26 in Pueblo, Colo.

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

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