The Ball State University women's track team came into Saturday's meet at Bowling Green State University with high hopes. But it left with a mediocre result, finishing in sixth place out of a 10-team field and fifth out of the six Mid-American Conference teams.
Junior Thekla Lorenz had the sole event victory of the day for Ball State, winning the long jump with a 5.7-meter leap. Ra'Jae Marable also had an impressive performance, posting a third place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.82 seconds.
In the end, it wasn't enough to overcome strong performances from MAC rivals Central Michigan University and Miami University. The teams finished first and third with scores of 135.5 and 115.5, respectively. Ball State ended the day with a score of 45.
Coach Randy Heisler was unavailable for comment.
The team's season continues next weekend at the Gladstine Invitational in Bloomington, which will be held Friday and Saturday.