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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


May 24, 2013

Bearcats continue on day of NCAA Championships


PUEBLO, Colo. – The Northwest Missouri State track and field teams saw two individuals compete Friday in day two of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Colorado State-Pueblo.

Sophomore Chloe Wichman made a late surge on Friday as she finished 14th in the heptathlon at the outdoor championships. Wichman finished with 4784 points which - the second best point total of her career - after a final weekend mark of 4825 that vaulted her into this week’s championships.

The sophomore won the 800-meters in the final event for the combined event athletes with a time of 2:17.21 to gain a final 862 points. Ali Worthen of Seattle Pacific claimed the national title in the heptathlon with a total of 5340 points.

John Petroff opened competition for the Bearcat men as the junior finished 18th in the discus. Petroff picked up his top throw of 153-10 in his third and final throw. Pittsburg State’s John Talbert claimed the title with a throw of 196-7 in his sixth and final throw.

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