Feb. 16, 2013
Bearcats improve marks at Husker Tune-Up
LINCOLN, Neb. – A number of Northwest Missouri State track and field athletes improved on NCAA and personal best marks at the Husker Tune-Up Friday in their final action before the MIAA Championships.
Tyler Shaw raced to third place finish in the 200-meters with a time of 22.03. The provisional mark gives the senior two NCAA provisional marks as he had already earned a mark in the 60-meter hurdles; however on Friday, Shaw improved his time with the second best time of his career.
The St. Louis native won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.01 to give him the 10th best time in NCAA II this season. The time also just missed an automatic time of 7.90.
Eli Smith continued his solid season with a fifth place finish in the 400-meter dash. Smith’s time of 49.03 was the third best of his career as he currently holds a provisional time earned in December at the Cyclone Holiday Preview.
On the women’s side the Bearcats also saw several top performances paced by Megan Elder in the pole vault. Elder’s height of 11-07.00 was a personal best for the senior and gives her the third best mark on the Northwest all-time performance list.
Senior Ashli Mosby also continues to race among the nation’s elite with a ninth place finish in the 60-meter hurdles. Mosby – who earned a provisional time earlier this month at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational – raced to a provisional mark again with her second best time of 8.92.
Emilee Messer earned a top 10 finish and a top five mark on the all-time Northwest performance list. Messer finished eighth with a time of 2:19.62 missing the provisional mark of 2:15.79.
The Bearcats gear up next weekend for the MIAA Championships Feb. 22-24 on the campus of Central Missouri.
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