April 22, 2013
Bearcat track and field wins 13 titles at Mule Relays
MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State track and field teams claimed 13 titles Sunday at the Mule Relays hosted by the University of Central Missouri.
The Bearcat women saw Tiffeney Cannon claim a pair of first place finishes in the 100-meters and the 200-meters. Cannon raced to a time of 12.31 in the 100-meters as she edged the field in the 200-meters with a time of 25.46.
Ashton Nibert followed up her solid run at the KT Woodman Classic with a first place finish in the 400-meters. Although Nibert did not better her time she earned the title with a time of 55.99.
Also racing to first place finishes for the Bearcats were Taylor Woodruff and Anne Herbert. Woodruff claimed the 1500-meter title with a time of 4:53.52, while Anne Herbert won the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:40.00.
The team of Nibert, Sam Fender, Chloe Wichman and Audrey Bolinger won the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:56.15. Their Northwest male counterparts also claimed the 4x400-meter relay as Porter Groves, Zach Dixon, Kellen Schroeder and Eli Smith covered the track in 3:20.59.
Northwest women claimed one title in the field events as Essence Chalmers won the shot put with a distance of 39-0.50.
On the men’s side Northwest picked up five titles in addition to the 4x400-meter relay team.
Tyler Shaw won twice Sunday racing to a first place finish in the 200-meters with a time of 21.76. Shaw also edged teammate Travis Manning in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.22 as Manning finished second with a time of 14.31. Both runners raced to provisional times as Shaw’s time moved him into the top 10 while Manning’s time moved him into the top 20.
Eli Smith continued to his solid efforts in the 400-meters, as the sophomore ran to a first place finish with a time of 48.54.
The Bearcat men also saw one first place finish in the field events as well, as John Petroff won the discus. Petroff finished with a throw of 173-11.00 earning a provisional mark. Although the junior reached a provisional mark his mark from the Northwest Open still stands as the sixth best distance in the nation.
The Bearcat track and field teams return to action in Des Moines, Iowa next weekend at the Drake Relays and the Grandview Invitational.
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