FEB. 18, 2002
Truman Women's Track & Field Team Heads to MIAA Championships This Weekend
The Truman State University women's track & field team will look for its fourth consecutive top-two finish on Friday and Saturday at the MIAA Championships in Joplin.
The Bulldogs are coming off a first-place finish over the weekend at the Knox College Invitational in Galesburg, Ill. Five Truman women logged first-place showings as the Bulldogs tallied 171.5 points in the 16-team meet.
Senior Megan Williams (Columbia, Mo./Hickman) highlighted the Bulldogs' top finishers, as she ran the 55-meter hurdles in 8.21 seconds to capture first place. That time equates to 8.78 seconds in the 60-meter variety, which improves her NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark. Williams' previously had run the 60-meter hurdles in 8.86 seconds.
Seniors Kasye Hahn (St. Louis/Ladue) and Emily Komiskey (Galena, Ill./Dubuque Wahlert) also had first-place marks in the 400- and 1,500-meter events, respectively. Hahn won the 400 in 58.27 seconds, while Komiskey ran the 1,500 meters in 4:50.80. Bulldog runners occupied each of the top five spots in the 1,500 meters.
Juniors Suzanne Schmidt (Omaha, Neb./Elkhorn) and Jill Lowry (Jefferson City, Mo.) brought home Truman's remaining first-place showings. Schmidt won the 3,000-meters in 10:49.10, while Lowry was first to the line in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.09 seconds.
Second-place finishes went to Lowry in the 60-meter dash, Hahn in the 200, freshman Candice Hoskins (Grandview, Mo.) in the 800, senior Beth Luebbering (St. Thomas, Mo./Helias) in the 1,500, junior Alisha Smyth (Fairbanks, Alaska/Lathrop) in the 3,000 and freshman Karla Jordan (Liberty, Mo.) in the triple jump.
Western Illinois placed second in the final team standings, 42.5 points behind the Bulldogs.
Last year, the Bulldogs placed second at the MIAA meet. The team also garnered second place in 1999, a year before winning the conference title.
Truman Results - Knox Invitational, Feb. 16, 2002 (Galesburg, Ill.) WOMEN'S RESULTS 60-meter dash 2nd, Jill Lowry 7.26 200-meter dash 1st, Jill Lowry 26.09 2nd, Kasye Hahn 26.60 3rd, Megan Williams 26.62 4th, Jamille Curry (Chicago/Morgan Park) 26.90 16th, Karla Jordan 29.23 400-meter dash 1st, Kasye Hahn 58.27 4th, Jamille Curry 1:00.29 800-meter run 2nd, Candice Hoskins 2:23.63 4th, Cammie Ewing (Hannibal, Mo.) 2:26.86 1,500-meter run 1st, Emily Komiskey 4:50.80 2nd, Beth Luebbering 4:54.27 3rd, Sonya Yamnitz (Hallsville, Mo./Helias) 4:55.10 4th, Dani Rawlings (Fargo, N.D./Fargo South) 4:56.48 5th, Jennifer Tesmer (Harrisonville, Mo.) 4:58.46 10th, Alisha Smyth 5:13.11 3,000-meter run 1st, Suzanne Schmidt 10:49.10 2nd, Alisha Smyth 10:58.40 6th, Amy Johnson (Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Springs South) 11:15.62 7th, Brandy Leffler (Gibbs, Mo./Brashear) 11:22.89 55-meter hurdles 1st, Megan Williams 8.21 3rd, Christina Winkler (High Ridge, Mo./Northwest) 8.70 4th, Jackie McDuffey (Pineville, Mo./McDonald County) 8.71 55-m hurdles prelim Megan Williams 8.39 Christina Winkler 8.68 Jackie McDuffey 8.86 Karla Jordan 9.12 4x400-meter relay 3rd, Sara Jessen (Brookfield, Mo.), Ewing, McDuffey, Hoskins 4:07.54 High Jump 8th, Karla Jordan 4'-9.75" Pole Vault 5th, Merande Green (Independence, Mo./Blue Springs) 8'-11.75" Long Jump 3rd, Karla Jordan 17'-2.75" 6th, Karena Singleton (Glenwood, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor) 16'-7.25" Triple Jump 2nd, Karla Jordan 36'-5" Weight Throw 3rd, Becky Kudrna (Jefferson City, Mo./Helias) 43'-6.50"
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