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In the first Lone Star Conference championships in
vvomen's track and field, the Wildcats ran away with the
Led by Carla jackson, Laurie Taylor and julie Browning,
:he Cats piled up an impressive 230.2 points to win the con-
jerence meet in San Marcos April 29-30. The second-place
Angelo State Rams scored 116.2 points overall.
jackson, only a freshman, compiled a season full of
Jutstanding accomplishments. In the LSC finale she won the
200 meters and the long jump, anchored the 1,600 meter
'elay and the 400 meter relay teams to third-place finishes,
md placed third in the 100 meters. Taylor was equally domi-
iant as she won the 800 meters, the 1,500 meters and the
5,000 meters, and finished second in the 3,000 to teammate
All total the Cats got scoring punch from 15 athletes to
wrap up the title. Stacy Atkinson set an ACU record in the
400 meters as she won the event in 57.01. Keisha McDuffie
set the school record in the 100-meter hurdles with a prelim
:ime of 14.58. Three other ACU records were broken at the
LSC meet. The relay times of 46.02 in the 400 and 3:49 in the
l,600, along with Angela Tate's 146-foot discus throw were
new school marks.
Record setting was a trend for the women in 1983 as 12
new marks were established during the 13-meet season.
Beginning with the only indoor competition of the year at
:he Oklahoma Track Classic in Oklahoma City, the Cats roll-
ed up impressive statistics. No meet team standings were
kept, but Taylor placed second in the two-mile rungjackson
began the long jump season with a second place finish, and
Browning came in second in the mile. In a special invita-
tional mile run, Taylor was impressive with a fourth-place
The Cats traveled to Austin Feb. 26 for the UT Invita-
tional where the team qualified Taylor and Browning for na-
tional competition. Browning won the 5,000 meters and
placed fourth in the 3,000 meters, qualifying in both. Taylor
also qualified in two events, winning the 3,000 meters and
the 1,500 meters.jackson placed first in the long jump.
The Border Olympics in Laredo was the first opportunity
for ACU to see how strong a team it had. The Cats placed
second, behind the University of Texas, with 62 points.
jackson won the long jump again, Browning continued to
excel in the 5,000 meter, winning the eventg and Taylor plac-
ed second in the 3,000 meters.
ACU was host for the Wildcat Relays March 12 and really
started to flex its muscles. ACU scored 134 points and the
second place finisher had only 78. jackson set an ACU
record in the long jump at 20-4W, and also won the 100- and
200-meter races. Taylor was first in the 5,000 and 3,000
meters, and second in the 1,500 meters. Browning won the
P500 and placed second in the 3,000 and 5,000.
' Susan Ogle won the high jump and placed third in the
long jump. Tate placed second in the discus and fourth in
the shot put.
The team spent spring break competing in two meets. The
first was a triangular with Texas Christian and Baylor. The
Cats earned nine first-place finishes. Taylor took high honors
in the 800, 1,500 and two-mile, Paula Devane won the 100
meters, jackson won the 200 meters, Regina Swaim in her
first meet won the long jump, Ogle won the high jump, with
an ACU record of 5-83 and Tate won the discus. The 400-
meter relay team took first place.
The following weekend the Cats traveled to Kingsville for
the Coastal Bend Classic. They continued to demolish op-
posing teams, scoring 221 points to A8zI's 85.
jackson set a meet record with a leap of 19-111: in her
long jump victory and then won the 200 meters with a meet-
record-tying 25.17. The 400-meter relay team of Keisha
McDuffie, Devane, Pam Keese, and jackson set the meet
record of 47.79 for first place. Taylor set ACU and meet
records with a victory in the 1,500 meters at 412697.
The meet record in the 400 meters belonged to Stacy
Atkinson with a time 57.93, Ogle won the high jump,
Browning placed first in the 3,000g McDuffie won the 100
meter hurdles, Devane won the 100 meters, Lisa Garner won
the 400 meter hurdles, and Taylor won the 800 meters.
Keese,jackson, Debra Griffin and Atkinson ran the Cats to
victory in the 1,600-meter relay.
Coach McCoy split the team into three parts for the
weekend of April 9 and sent one section to the Texas Relays
in Austin, one to the Lady jack Relays in Nacogdoches and
the other to McMurry's invitational. This didn't seem to
phase any of the Wildcats, though, as Nancy Schlender won
the discus and placed second in the javelin, Karen Arkell
won the high jump, and Audrey Pope was second in the
event at the McMurry meet.
The two-mile relay team of Tina Lopez, Garner, Taylor
and Browning finished a satisfying fourth at the Texas
Relays. "Texas just slipped by to beat us. I think our finish
Opposite page: Laurie
Taylor runs her second best
time ever in the 1,500, but
could manage only 10th
place at the Texas Relays.
This page: Robin Sandgolhe
runs a sprint for the Cats.
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