WMU News

Women's track team takes on Indiana in dual meet

April 5, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University women's track and field team (1-2 overall) encounters one of the top teams in the Big Ten this Saturday (April 8) with a dual meet against Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

Western Michigan scored 131 points to finish third at the Notre Dame Quadrangular, held April 1 in Notre Dame, Ind. The Irish captured top team honors with 237.6 points followed by Miami (141.5), WMU and Butler (86). WMU's 4x400 relay team of Devron Kennedy, Angela Cole-Curry, Heather Johnson and Allison Langworthy finished first in a time of 3:53.36. Runner-up finishes were turned in by Cole-Curry in the 100 (12.59) and 200 (25.24); Johnson in the 400 (55.12) and Lauren Abel in the 400 hurdles (1:05.19).

Says head coach Diane Russo, "Indiana is the defending Big Ten indoor champion, so we'll see how we stack up against a very good team. We have kids that can compete in every event, but we're short on depth."

Kim Lorenz established a new PR in the 3,000 (10:10.00) with a third-place finish at Notre Dame. Langworthy and Kim Edwards set PRs in the 800 (2:15.01) and 1,500 (4:41.74) respectively at UND. WMU's harriers were recently honored by the Women's Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association as having the fourth-best team GPA (3.66) among Division I programs in the country.

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

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