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Michigan Takes Women's Indoor Track Championship

Mar. 1, 1998

EAST LANSING, MICH. - The University of Michigan women's track and field team entered the second day of competition leading the Big Ten Indoor Championship, and it did not let down by taking the team title with 133 points. The University of Wisconsin was the runner-up with 112 points, with Illinois (110), Ohio State (67), and Purdue (46) rounding out the top-five. Michigan State finished the competition in 10th place with five points. The two-day event had nearly 2,000 fans in attendance.

Michigan senior Tania Longe led the way for the Wolverines. The multi-talented athlete won three individual championships in the pentathlon (3,807 points), long jump (19'11.75), and triple jump (41'10.75). She also scored in the 55-meter hurdles by placing fourth with a time of 7.88.

The Wolverines also received a championship performance from junior high jumper Nicole Forrester. She broke the Big Ten Indoor meet and Jenison Field House records in the high jump with a leap of 6'2". The old Big Ten meet record of 6'1.



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