SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Senior Kirstie Wieber tied the school record for the indoor pole vault to cap off the first day of competition at the famed Meyo Invitational at the University of Notre Dame on Friday night.

Wieber had been flirting with the school record, twice attempting the height of 12 feet, 7.5 inches earlier on in the season. She reached the record-tying eight on her second jump of the night and tied for third overall.

WMU also saw success in the sprints. Arita Gunn ran a personal-best time of 8.71 seconds. In the 60-meter dash Naiomi Dulaney also ran a personal-best, finishing with a time of 7.75 seconds. Sarita Dotson matched her season’s-best time at 7.74 seconds. Dotson was also Western Michigan’s highest finisher in the 200-meter dash, running a time of 24.59 seconds. Dotson finished 12th in a loaded field that featured some of the fastest sprinters in the country.

“I’m pleased with the sprint times at this time of the year,” said head coach Kelly Lycan. “We are definitely ahead of the times we were running at this point last season.”

In the 5,000-meter run Maria McDaniel and Hanne Christinsen both shined for the Broncos. McDaniel, despite a cold, took fifth with a time of 16:55.54. Christensen ran a season’s-best time of 17:44.05.

Western Michigan has a full day of competition on Saturday, wrapping up the final day at the Meyo Invitational.






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