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Women's Track And Field Turns In Impressive Performance at Lewis Invitational


Sophomore sprinter Rowsha LaBranche won the 400-meter dash title at the Lewis Invitational on Saturday.
Sophomore sprinter Rowsha LaBranche won the 400-meter dash title at the Lewis Invitational on Saturday.

Feb. 13, 2005

Romeoville, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore sprinter Rowsha LaBranche captured a pair of top-two finishes to lead the women's track and field squad at the Lewis Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

LaBranche took home the 400-meter title, crossing the finish line with a season-best time of 59.83, while picking up a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 26.42.

The Flames also received a winning performance from their 4x400 relay team with a time of 4:17.90.

Junior sprinter Tamika Johnson took home three top-three marks, with second-place, season-best times in both the 55-meter dash (7.46) and 400-meter dash (1:00.07). Johnson later added a third-place mark of 26.72 in the 200-meter dash.

Other second-place finishers for the Flames include: Kerry Brennan (800-meter run, 2:27.77), Laura Otepka (high jump, 1.52 meters), Sarah Morrison (long jump, 4.88 meters), Jasmine Sutton (triple jump, 10.94 meters) and Candace Jackson (weight throw, 13.13 meters).

UIC will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, as they will travel north to participate in the UW-Milwaukee Quadrangular at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

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