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Women’s Track Travels West To Stanford

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: April 06, 2012
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What's Ahead: The Drake women's track and field squad will have a contingent compete on Saturday, April 7, at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.

Following The Meet: Live results of the meet will be available online on Stanford's website.

Last Time Out: Senior Kirsten Lake (Parker, Colo.) won the unseeded 800-meters, while junior Marissa Smith (Ajax, Ontario) set a personal best in the 100-meter hurdles at the Arkansas Invitational on Saturday, March 31.

Lake won the 800-meter unseeded crown clocking in at 2:12.28, a personal best.

Smith, after finishing her indoor campaign setting back-to-back personal records in the 60-meter hurdles, opened up her outdoor season in the 100 hurdles crossing the line in 14.11 to claim fifth-place.

Smith also was 23rd in the 200-meter dash in 24.21, while junior Whitney Westrum (Waukee, Iowa) finished in 24.23 to claim 24th.

Senior Ari Curtis (Fort Collins, Colo.), in her first 400-meter hurdles since a year ago, was ninth in 1:01.34. 

The 4x100-meter squad of sophomore Tiara Winston (Denton, Texas), Smith, Westrum and junior Sarah Yeager (Ottumwa, Iowa) was seventh in 46.93.

Up Next: The Bulldogs will host the Jim Duncan Invitational at Drake Stadium on April 13-14. This marks the first home meet of the season for the Blue and White.

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