WMU News

Men's track team competes at Indiana Triangular

April 5, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University men's track and field team (2-1 overall) takes on Big Ten opponent Indiana
along with Mid-American Conference rival Ball State in a triangular this Saturday (April 8) in Bloomington, Ind.

The Broncos placed second out of four teams at the Notre Dame Quadrangular, conducted April 1 in Notre Dame, Ind. UND captured top team honors with 227.5 points followed by WMU (216.5), Miami (153) and Butler (43). Coach Jack Shaw had several multiple winners on Saturday. Dale Cowper finished first in the shot put (53-11) and hammer throw (184-11) while Coye Bouyer captured the 400 (48.36) and 400 hurdles (53.83). Damian Sherck won the 1,500 in a personal-best time of 3:50.38 and placed second in the 5,000 with a PR of 14:38.8. Ndjeka Luhahi took home the triple jump title with a leap of 48-8.50.

Says head coach Jack Shaw, "We're looking forward to taking on a Big Ten opponent in Indiana it's going to create good competition. We're going to be tested heavily in the runs and should do well in the field events."

Other strong performances at Notre Dame included runner-up finishes from thrower Ralph Neal (53-1.50) in the shot put and Jay DeSimone (179-8) in the hammer. In the jumps, Mike Hanson (6-4.75) was second in the high jump and Ryan Blue (15-6) runner-up in the pole vault. Dan Knoll (15.24) took second in the 110 hurdles and Jason Monette (53.99) second in the 400 hurdles.

Media contact: Daniel Jankowski, 616 387-4122; daniel.jankowski@wmich.edu

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