Women’s track and field participated in Meyo Inviational

Morgan Galloway

Four Kent State women’s track and field athletes traveled to South Bend, Ind., Friday to participate in the Meyo Invitational at the Notre Dame Loftus Sports Center.

Mark Croghan, Kent State distance coach, led the excursion with senior Allison Krupko, junior Audrey Maheu, Erica Hutson and Josee Charron.

“We didn’t get what we would have liked,” Croghan said. “We were a little flat after Penn State last weekend.”

Hutson placed 20th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.73.

“This was Erica’s first 800,” Croghan said. “She ran a little conservatively.”

Maheu placed 11th in the 1-mile run with a time of 4:57.10.

Krupko placed 43rd in the 5000-meter run with a time of 18:20.45.

Charron ran in the 1-mile run with Maheu but didn’t finish due to falling in the last leg of the race.

“She tried to make a move on the outside, and her foot got caught up in the track,” Croghan said.

Croghan hopes the girls’ experiences at the Meyo Invitational will motivate them to work hard to prepare for nationals.

The Kent State men’s and women’s track and field teams travel to Akron on Friday and Saturday for the Akron Invitational.

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