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Women's Track and Field Races To Fourth-Place Finish At Wheaton Invitational


Junior sprinter Jessica Fouche won the 200-meter and 400-meter dash on Saturday afternoon.
Junior sprinter Jessica Fouche won the 200-meter and 400-meter dash on Saturday afternoon.

April 17, 2005

Wheaton, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago junior sprinter Jessica Fouche raced to a pair of first-place marks in both the 200-meter dash (24.56) and 400-meter dash (55.16) to propel the women's track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Wheaton Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore sprinter Rowsha LaBranche finished close behind Fouche in the 400-meter dash with a second-place time of 57.4, narrowly edging teammate Jasmine Sutton (57.63).

Wheaton College won the overall title with 168 points, followed by Carthage (143.5), University of Chicago (125), UIC (91.5), Olivet Nazarene (76), UW-Whitewater (74.5), College of DuPage (20.5) and Harper (15).

Sophomore weight specialist Candace Jackson captured the hammer throw title with a heave of 42.47 meters, followed by Meghan Connelly's second-place throw of 38.79 meters.

Rounding out the second-place finishers for UIC was freshman Adaeze Chuma-Okorafor (high jump, 1.57 meters) and the 4x100 relay team (48.8).

UIC's 4x100 relay team rounded out the top-three marks for the Flames with a second-place finish of 48.8.

UIC will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, as they will travel to Rensselaer, Ind., to participate in the St. Joseph's Invitational at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

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