Abilene Christian College - Prickly Pear Yearbook (Abilene, TX)

 - Class of 1983

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Simply awesome In the first Lone Star Conference championships in vvomen's track and field, the Wildcats ran away with the l983 title. 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 lulie Browning. 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 finish. 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. Womens Track f 205

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