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Women's Track and Field Notes

MSU to take on Central Michigan.

Feb. 4, 1998

Head Coach: Kris Grimes (2nd year)

Upcoming Events:
Sat., Feb. 7, CENTRAL MICHIGAN Jenison Field House

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Michigan Intercollegiates, 4th/6

CHIPPEWAS COMING TO MSU: Michigan State and Central Michigan lock horns on Saturday, Feb. 7, as the Chippewas make an appearance at Jenison Field House for a dual meet with the Spartans.

IT'S NOT SO LONELY AT THE TOP: Freshman duo Katie Meyer and Jeannette Martus decided to break a few pole vault records on Jan. 31, at the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships in Ann Arbor. Meyer, who finished first, and Martus, who grabbed second, each vaulted 9' 2 ", establishing new meet and school records. This breaks Meyer's mark of 8' 6", set just one week earlier at the USA Track and Field Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev. Donit look for the mark to written in ink in the MSU record books - Meyer has broken the record three times already this season.

MICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATES: Michigan rolled over the competition, as it hosted the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships on Jan. 31. The Wolverines notched 226 points, a 131-point gap over runner-up Eastern Michigan (95 points). Central Michigan (62), Michigan State (54), Western Michigan (36) and Detroit (21) rounded out the standings. Meyer proved to be the lone Spartan victor on the day, however the MSU 5,000 crew provided a strong point source. Jen Denkins (17:39.34) and Leah Nilsson (17:59.94) finished second and fourth, respectively, gaining 12 points between them. Other solid performances came from Christie Achenbach, who grabbed third place in the 3,000 (10:22.47), Shermaine McKenzie, who took fourth in the 400 (58.07), and Karlene Kurtz, who added two points with a fifth-place finish in the mile (5:06.90).

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