Track & Field
Women's Track Travels to Ball State Open
Feb. 9, 1998
LAST WEEKS RESULTS: CENTRAL MICHIGAN, L 81-77
Head Coach: Kris Grimes (2nd year)
INDIANA SPLIT: Michigan State has a pair of events lined up for this weekend, as Spartan competitors will compete in both the Ball State Open in Muncie, Ind., and the Cannon Classic in Indianapolis, Ind. The Ball State Open will kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 13, in Muncie, Ind. However, MSU will look to send some of its more high-profile runners to the competitive Cannon Classic, a two-day meet that starts at 5:30 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 13, and 7:30 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 14.
CHIPPEWA CURSE: The Spartans dropped a home decision to Central Michigan on Feb. 7, as the Chippewas' strong field events unit helped guide them to a 81-77 dual meet win at Jenison Field House. Despite the loss, individual Spartans made the most of their last home meet before the Big Ten Championships on Feb. 28-Mar. 1.
Senior Lawanda Byrd proved unstoppable, as she swept the 55-meter dash, the 55-meter hurdles and the 200 meters. She topped her season best in the 55-meters, clocking in at 7.29 seconds. She then blew away the competition in the hurdles, finishing in 8.14 seconds, with the runner-up .59 seconds behind. She completed the hat trick with a victory in the 200, as she cruised in at 25.72, another season-best mark. Byrd holds the top Spartan times this season in all three events.
Freshman Katie Meyer has sounded like a broken record in breaking records, as she again topped her own school mark in the pole vault, this time making it over the bar at 9-4
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