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Women's Track and Field in Action

March 31, 1998

Head Coach:  Kris Grimes (2nd year)
SID Contact: Russ Ormiston, Mike Dorrington

Upcoming Events: Thursday-Saturday, April 9-11 at Sea Ray Relays, Knoxville, Tenn. Saturday, April 18, MICHIGAN STATE INVITATIONAL, East Lansing, Mich.

LAST WEEKS RESULTS: Friday-Saturday, March 27-28 at Florida Relays, Gainsville, Fla. NTS

Florida Relay Recap: The Michigan State women's track and field team was lead by its distance runners, but it received some other solid performances at last weekend's Florida Relays in Gainsville, Fla. Sophomore Christie Achenbach placed seventh in the 5,000-meter with a time of 17:58.04. In the 1,500-meter, senior Karlene Kurtz finished fourth in 4:38.10 and sophomore Leah Nilsson took sixth with a time of 4:41.01, while fellow sophomore Sarah Parbel placed 19th in 4:57.35, and senior Becky Caldwell came in at 23rd with a time of 5:02.60.

The relay teams also had strong showings for the Spartans. The Michigan State 4x1600 meter relay squad finished fourth with a time of 20:15.54, and the Distance Medley team took ninth in 12:37.83.

In the high jump event, sophomore Jessica Price finished 14th with a leap of 5'0 ".



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