Northwest Missouri State senior Tyler Shaw will be the lone representative of Bearcat track and field at the 2013 NCAA Division 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 in 2011 (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.
Shaw 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. Among those that just missed out were All-MIAA finishers Eli Smith and Travis Manning.
The Northwest women also had four individuals and two relay teams earn provisional marks, 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.