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Falcons fly to finish second at WMU meet

The Bowling Green women’s track team scored 115.5 points en route to a second place finish at last weekend’s dual meet at Western Michigan. The host Bronco’s won the meet with 175.5 points, while Toledo finished in third with 93 points.

The cooler temperatures proved a challenge for the team, as some members were unable to compete due to injuries associated with the cooler weather.

“Overall, I thought if we had everybody who was scheduled to run, we could have given them a better run for their money,” head coach Scott Sehmann said. “We had a few runners out. Our top hurdler, Nikki Standback, was out with injuries.”

Despite the runners out with injuries, the Falcons did have several highlights in Kalamazoo.

In middle distance, Jamie Roflow won the 1500 meters in 4:43.82 while Melissa Krueger took second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:19.03.

“I’m happy with Jamie,” Sehmann said. “She keeps racing hard, working through a few aches and pains, but that’s what the cooler weather does — gives us an opportunity to gain toughness against some of our MAC competitors.”

Sprinter Jessica White had a season best time of 12.37 in the 100 meters.

She took third in the event. Amber Walker also had a third place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 25.45.

“[Walker] didn’t have a real strong 400 meters and she wanted to come back and see if she could do better in the 200 and that’s just what she did,” Sehmann said.

BG also had strong performances in the field events. Kerri McClung won the shot put with a throw of 14.02 meters. Whitney Hartman and Paris Bussey also placed in the top four. Bussey and Lauren Bryant finished one-two in the discus and Andi Bunko took first in the javelin for the second consecutive week. Veronica Vance placed second in the triple jump, while Erica Wilson took second in both the high jump and the long jump.

“Erica Wilson improved in the triple jump as well. We’re trying her at the triple and I’m happy with her ability to handle another event,” Sehmann said.

The squad’s next competition will be Saturday, April 2 at the Cincinnati Five-Way. Sehmann says the team is hoping for some better weather for their future meets.

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