WMU News

Women's track team faces Bowling Green, Youngstown State

April 12, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The WMU women's track and field team (1-2 overall) takes part in a scored triangular this Saturday (April 15) at the Bowling Green Invitational in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Broncos will meet Bowling Green and Youngstown State.

The Broncos dual meet against Indiana scheduled for April 8 in Bloomington was cancelled because of inclement weather. Western Michigan's last action occurred at the Notre Dame Quadrangular (April 1), where the Broncos finished third with 131 points. 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 and 200; Johnson in the 400 and Lauren Abel in the 400 hurdles.

"Bowling Green has some good individuals," says head coach Diane Russo, "and I don't know much about Youngstown State. Overall, I think we're the deepest of the teams, but when you're not scoring in certain events, teams can catch up pretty quickly."

Squad members Kim Edwards, Audrey Jelenek, Kim Lorenz and Jennifer Schmidt were among a group of 25 student-athletes recently presented with WMU Winner's Circle Awards, the highest academic honor available in Bronco Athletics. WMU conducts its lone home meet next Saturday (April 22) at Kanley Track.

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

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