April 6, 2013
Bearcats finish successful Northwest Open
MARYVILLE, Mo. – Will Haer continued his impressive senior campaign while John Petroff finished with an equally impressive showing in the discus as both improved provisional marks Saturday at the Northwest Open.
Haer cracked the NCAA-II top 10 and earned the second best mark in the MIAA Saturday. The senior improved his mark to 16-01.75, a height good enough to run away with the event.
Also joining the senior with a NCAA provisional mark was John Petroff. Petroff finished with a throw of 175-02 in the discus giving the junior the second best mark in the nation.
Also walking away with a title in field events for the Bearcat men was Jordan Warner. The freshman won the high jump with a mark of 6-04.75, for his second win of the spring.
Several Bearcats also earned titles on the track as Jake Henry won the 3000-meter steeplechase, Zach Dixon raced to the title in the400-meter hurdles, Travis Manning blew away the competition in the 110-meter hurdles and Kaleb Brumbaugh won the 800-meters.
Eli Smith also won the 400-meters – an event he earned all-conference status during the indoor season. Smith raced to a time of48.49 for his second win of the spring.
For the Bearcat women, Ashton Nibert won the 200-meters and the 400-meters. Nibert finished with a time of 56.27 in the 400-meters and 25.79 to win the 200-meter event.
Other Bearcats to win on Saturday included Emilee Messer in the 800-meters, Adrienne Cornelius in the 400 hurdles, Anne Herbert in the 3000-meter steeplechase, Jessica Hugo in the high jump, Megan Elder in the pole vault and Chloe Wichman in the long jump.
Northwest returns to the track April 11-12 at the Emporia State Combined Events while a split squad will also compete at the KT Woodman Classic in Wichita, April 12-13.
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