Campbell Shines for WMU at Notre Dame Invitational

Campbell Shines for WMU at Notre Dame Invitational

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Western Michigan track and field team wrapped up competition at the Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday afternoon with Iris Campbell’s win in the 400 meter dash capping off the day for the Broncos.



Campbell was the lone Bronco to capture a title on the day. The junior from Emmett, Mich., dusted the competition with a time of 55.14 seconds, a full 1.78 seconds faster than Notre Dame’s Natalie Geiger. Campbell also performed well in the 60 meter hurdles, taking third place with a time of 8.74 seconds. Sophomore Chiara Allen was right behind her in fourth place with a time of 8.99 seconds.



Campbell was also a part of WMU’s “A” team in the 4x400 meter relay that took third place with a season-best time of 3:46.04. Stephanie Okolo, Victoria Chatman and Leya Munwam joined up for the all-veteran team while Sophomore Andrea Arnold and freshmen Lindsey Hufnagel, Kathryn Pickett and Rebecca Hall were grouped as the underclassmen “B” team. The “B” team finished just behind WMU’s “A” team in fourth place with a time of 3:48.10.



For Chatman, it was her first meet back since an injury cut her season short last year. The senior sprinter also competed in the 500 meter run, taking fifth place with a time of 1:15.47, while Arnold edged her out for third place with a time of 1:14.41.



Arnold also placed well in the 200 meter dash, taking fourth place with a time of 25.21 with Hall just behind her in sixth place with a time of 25.28.



The Broncos turned in a few solid performances in the middle-distance races as sophomore Aisha Hodge took fifth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:14.53. In the 1,000 meter run Rachel Whitley took third place with a time of 2:51.89, while Jeriesha Tucker placed seventh at 2:55.67.



Western Michigan returns to the state of Indiana next Friday for the Indiana Relays in Bloomington.


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