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Men's track team finishes second at MAC Championships

May 22, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- The WMU men's track and field team completed its 2000 season with a second-place finish at the Mid-American Conference Championships held May 18-20 at the University at Buffalo. Kent took top honors with 124 points, followed by WMU with 116 and Central Michigan with 106.

Junior Damian Sherck took top honors in the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:52:43 and a second-place finish in the 5,000 meter run (14:29:08). Other top finishers for the Broncos were Ndleka Luhahi, second in the triple jump, 50-3-1/2; Ben Howell, second in the discus, 166-9; Jermaine Lewis, fourth in the 100 meter, 10:66; and Coye Bouyer, fourth place in the 400 meter, 47.92.

The 400-meter relay team of Derrick Shoup, Coye Bouyer, BeeJay Dothard, and Jermaine Lewis also carded a fourth-place finish with a time of 40.99.

WMU placed third at the 1999 MAC Championship meet and has finished in the upper echelon of the MAC (no lower than fifth) every year since 1974.

Head coach Jack Shaw (Muskingum, 1961) is in his 30th season at WMU. A six-time MAC Coach of the Year recipient, Shaw has led the Broncos to six outdoor track titles. He owns a dual record of 113-34-1 (.767), including a 83-24-1 ledger outdoors, and has coached 48 All-Americans. His assistant coaches are Mike Turk and Von Smith.

2000 MAC Men's Track and Field Championships

1. Kent (124 pts)
2. WMU Broncos (116)
3. Central Michigan (106)
4. Eastern Michigan (87)
5. Akron (75-1/2)
6. Ball State (74)
7. Bowling Green (59)
8. Toledo (54)
9. Buffalo (45)
10. Miami (29)
11. Marshall (27-1/2)
12. Ohio (22)

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

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