WMU - Broncos Dominate at Ball State Tune-Up
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MUNCIE, Ind. – The Western Michigan track and field team dominated the Ball State Tune-Up meet in its final action before next weekend's Mid-American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.
WMU won 10 events on the night to defeat the host Cardinals, Wright state and Fort Wayne.
"Overall it was a pretty good tune-up for us," said head coach Kelly Lycan. "It demonstrated that our speed is there and we just need to continue working on our execution. That can take longer with a young team like we have, but hopefully we can get things together and go compete for some individual titles at the MAC Championship."
WMU started off the meet well and set the tone in the throws. Savannah Dugan claimed first place in the shot put and then went on to take second in the weight throw. In the shot she threw 45 8" (13.92m) and then threw 53' 9" (16.38m) in the weight throw. Freshman Aniya Davis broke 50 feet for the first time in her career and took third in the weight throw after throwing 50' 3.25" (15.33m)
Junior Gabrielle Collins won the long jump, triple jump and the 60-meter hurdles. She matched her season high in the long jump after winning with a distance of 19' 3.25" (5.87m). Collins was followed by Erica Sheahan, who had a personal-best distance of 18' 3.25" for second place. Collins jumped a distance of 37' 6' (11.43m) to claim the top spot in the triple jump. Freshman Tiere Richardson took second with a personal-best distance of 36' 5" (11.10m). Collins wrapped up her triple with a time of 8.90 seconds to win the 60-meter hurdles.
Over in the high jump, junior Kaydon Fosler's Hailey Peters in a jump off and reached a height of 5' 4.25" (1.63m).
Freshman Diamond Mitchell and sophomore Madison Meredith took the top two spots in the 60-meter dash. Mitchell claimed the top spot with a time of 7.68 seconds, besting her teammate who finished .04 behind. WMU took the top three spots in the 400-meter dash. Senior Davonne Bolden won the race with a time of 56.96 seconds, followed by Sarah Anderson at 57.40 and sophomore Erin Dowd in third at 57.43.
Freshman Juliane Sormain earned her first collegiate win in the 800-meter run, taking the top spot after running 2:17.92. Senior Clair Gilbert finished just behind her in second place with a time of 2:19.28. Senior Hanne Christensen won the mile a time of 5:06.70 and was followed by classmate Maria McDaniel, who finished in second with a time of 5:12.96.
Western Michigan now heads the MAC Championships next weekend at Bowling Green.