Four Bearcats earn or improve NCAA provisional marks

Four Bearcats earned or improved NCAA provisional track & field marks highlighted by John Petroff as the first male to earn a provisional mark Saturday at the 2012 Jock’s Nitch Northwest Open.

Petroff earned a provisional mark in the discus throw with a mark of 163-09. Petroff captured the title holding off a pair of Drake throwers and conference rival Truman State.

On the women’s side two Bearcats improved on their NCAA provisional marks while Brittany Poole joined Lekiesha McKnight and Kate Walter on the list. Poole ran to a time of 10:56.83 in the 3000-meter steeplechase to move onto the list.

Walter improved her provisional mark in the javelin with a throw of 137-04. Her throw of 178-10 also improved her mark in the hammer throw as the junior claimed titles in each event.

McKnight won the shot put with a throw of 46-04.75. The mark for McKnight also improved her NCAA provisional mark earned earlier this spring at the ESU Spring Twilight.

— NWMSU Sports Information —