WMU News

Men's track team wins CCC Championships

May 6, 2004

YPSILANTI, Mich.--Western Michigan University's men's track and field team won the 79th annual Central Collegiate Conference Championships May 1, and WMU's Mike Turk was named the CCC Coach of the Year.

WMU captured its sixth Knute Rockne Trophy as team champion and its first since 1996, ending Eastern Michigan's seven-year reign as champion. The meet was held at EMU.

"We gutted it out today, we battled through the wind and the cold and refused to give up," said Turk. "We just had a really good team effort."

The Broncos compiled 228 points on the strength of its field disciplines, winning six of eight events off the track. Central Michigan was runner-up with 197 points, followed by Eastern Michigan (187) and Detroit (42).

Turk is in his second season as head coach of men's track and field. He came to WMU in August 1998 as an assistant coach after spending nine seasons as assistant men's and women's track coach at Marquette. He previously spent four seasons as assistant coach for both the men's and women's track teams at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Media contact: Daniel Jankowski, 269 387-4138, daniel.jankowski@wmich.edu

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