WMU - 4x400 Team Runs Second Fastest Time in Program History
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AMES, Iowa -- The Western Michigan indoor track and field season has come to an end after the 4x400 meter relay team missed out on qualifying for the NCAA Championships after taking second place at the Cylcone Qualifier at Iowa State on Saturday evening.
Andrea Arnold, Victoria Chatman, Lindsey Hufnagel and Iris Campbell combined for the second-fastest time in school history of 3:36.73. Arnold and Chatman helped the Broncos keep pace with Texas Tech and South Carolina, with Chatman running a 53.5 second split. After the freshman Huffnagel handed off to Chatman for the anchor leg, Chatman took off to put the Broncos in second place and keep them there.
"We took advantage of a good situation against some great competition," said head coach Kelly Lycan. "We definitely finished the indoor season on a high note this year. We beat some really great teams from big conferences and we held our own against Texas Tech, on of the top 4x400 teams in the country."
To qualify for the NCAA Championships, the Broncos needed to finish in the top 12 in the country. To do that they needed to run at least a time of 3:34.88, to beat Illinois' time heading into the weekend.