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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Feb. 26, 2013

Shaw selected for national championships

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State senior Tyler Shaw will be the lone representative of Bearcat track and field at the 2013 NCAA II Indoor Track and Field National Championships next month.

Shaw returns to the national championship meet in the 60-meter hurdles after sitting out the 2012 indoor season. The senior set a Northwest school record in the 60-meter hurdles at the Concordia Invitational (8.04) and proceeded to break his own record (7.97) in grand fashion at the 2011 National Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.

The St. Louis native raced to a season best time of 8.01 Feb. 15 at the Nebraska Tune-Up to hold the 14th best time in NCAA Division II. He will try to claim his first national championship after a runner-up finish in 2009, a sixth place finish in 2010 and a fourth place finish in 2011.

The Bearcats had eight individuals on the men’s side earn provisional marks as Shaw was the only Bearcat to earn the nod. The Northwest women also had four individuals and two relay teams earn provisional mark, however no women were selected for the championships.

The championships will be held March 7-9 in Birmingham, Ala. at the Birmingham CrossPlex as part of the 2013 NCAA Division II National Championships Festival. The Gulf South Conference and the City of Birmingham will serve as co-hosts of the championships.

The complete list of qualifiers is available by clicking here. Heat sheets will be available at this same website March 4.

The championships will be streamed live on

For more information, please contact:

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

Northwest Athletics
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