WMU - Track & Field Heads to Toledo Collegiate Classic

WMU - Track & Field Heads to Toledo Collegiate Classic

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KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan track and field team heads to the University of Toledo for the eighth annual Toledo Collegiate Challenge on Friday and Saturday.

Originally the Broncos were supposed to compete at Purdue but the meet was canceled due to weather and track conditions. The Collegiate Challenge kicks off on Friday afternoon with two field events. WMU will compete in the hammer throw at 2:30 p.m. and then the javelin at 4 p.m.

Events pick back up on Saturday afternoon at noon with the shot put, while the running events begin at 1:45 p.m.

The Broncos are coming off a fourth place finish at the Victor Lopez Classic in Houston. WMU finished near the top of a field of 21 teams last weekend, with Aisha Hodge winning the 800-meter run and later being named the Mid-American Conference Track Athlete of the Week.

Unlike prior to the Victor Lopez Classic, WMU has actually been able to practice outside leading up to the meet. Leading up to their opening meet the Broncos were unable to practice outside due to winter weather conditions.