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UT Women's Track and Field Suffers 81-58 Defeat in Western Michigan Dual Meet

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The Toledo women's track and field team fell by the score of 81-58 in its dual meet against MAC foe Western Michigan on Sunday, Jan. 5 in Kalamazoo, MI.

 

Despite the loss, the Rockets recorded strong performances across the board.

 

"I thought this meet was a decent start to the season," head coach Linh Nguyen said. "We competed well and had some personal bests and some nice event wins. I think with the weather we've had and only being back from break for a day, the team is in a pretty good place. It's very early in the season and I expect to see some nice improvements as we get more practice time together and more meets under our belt. We held out some women but should run a full squad next weekend."

 

Freshman Ty'Shai Freeman placed first in both the high jump and triple jump, with distances of 1.60 meters and 11.16 meters, respectively, while seniors Amber Brown and Devyn Ramsay also earned first-place points for Toledo. Brown won the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.68, and Ramsay earned five points for her team in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:18.72.

 

Sophomore Lindsey Burdette finished two spots behind Ramsay for a third place finish in the 3,000-meter run.

 

In the pole vault, sophomore Alexa Jarrett placed first, while teammate freshman Hannah Saba came in third.

 

Juniors Sharon Morgan and Jackie Koza placed second and third in the mile, with times of 5:25.16 and 5:25.99 and senior Sarah Woodrum added two more points in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.12. 

 

The UT track and field team is back in action on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Bowling Green Opener.