Bowling Green, Ky. - The Western Kentucky University men's and women's track and field teams split this past weekend, competing in three meets Saturday at the Bellarmine Classic in Louisville, Drake Relays in Des Moines and SIUE Twilight in Edwardsville, Ill.
The Lady Topper distance corps traveled to Louisville Saturday to compete in the Bellarmine Classic at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium. Michelle Finn won the 1,500 meters in a personal-best time of 4:29.63. With that effort, Finn passes her coach Michelle Scott for fifth in the Lady Topper all-time performer rankings.
Narrowly missing her personal best set just last weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays, Monica Akello won the 800 meters with a clocking of 2:09.38. In the 5,000 meters, Anna Reddin posted a winning time of 17:53.75, while Allison Riedling was third in 18:39.95. Brianne Porter took runner-up honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, clocking a time of 11:28.63.
Three Lady Toppers traveled to Des Moines, Iowa over the weekend to take part in the prestigous Drake Relays. Leading the WKU contingent was Jade Nimmo, who placed third in the long jump with a leap of 20-0.50.
Irma Maciukaite and Kristina Volfova posted 400-meter hurdles times of 1:01.47 and 1:01.65, respectively.
The majority of the WKU track and field teams traveled to Edwardsville, Ill., Saturday to compete in the SIUE Twilight. Unfortunately, heavy rain, intense lightning and tornado warnings forced to meet to be suspended and eventually cancelled shortly after competition began.
A limited number of athletes will travel to Indiana on Friday to compete in the Billy Hayes Invitational. The full team will return to action May 11-13 at the Sun Belt Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Louisiana-Lafayette.