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Women's Track and Field Resumes Season at Illinois Wesleyan

Women's Track and Field Resumes Season at Illinois Wesleyan

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The women's track and field team returned to action and competed at Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday.  Maggie McMurtrey headlined Greenville's efforts for day as she was the event champion in the weight throw.

McMurtrey's toss was over three feet further than her closest competitor, teammate Ali Potthast, as it went 52 feet, one inch.  Potthast's throw, which gave her second place in event, was 42-1.25.  McMurtrey currently ranks as the 11th best in Division III with the throw.

Taylor Brunner completed the 60 meter hurdles in second place with a time of 10 seconds after running 9.97 in the preliminaries.

Three Lady Panthers placed third in their respective events.  Gabby Perdue ran the 200 meter dash in 27.69 seconds, and Brunner posted third place showings in the long jump (16-6.5) and shot put (33-3.75) competitions.

Greenville splits its squad next Saturday as they travel to Indiana University and Illinois College.

This story was published on January 18, 2014

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