Taylor, LaRue Take Individual Titles at Summit Championships
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Wednesday 05/10/2013
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MUNCIE, Ind. - Jamario Taylor and Dana LaRue won individual conference titles to lead Western Illinois track & field on Day 2 of the Summit League Championships at Ball State on Friday.

Additionally, Western Illinois received All-Summit League finishes from Tynan Murray and Zach Glasebrook.

The Leatherneck men are currently tied for third place with South Dakota State (47 points), behind North Dakota State (107) and South Dakota (51).

The women's squad sits in sixth out of nine with 21 points, right behind Kansas City's 22. NDSU leads with 89.5.

Taylor and Murray swept the top two in the high jump, with Taylor winning his second straight conference crown in the event by clearing 6-11.50. Murray was right behind, leaping over 6-09.50.

LaRue broke her previous career-best in the shot put by more than a foot, tossing a distance of 52-04.50 to win the event.

Glasebrook finished second in the decathlon with a total of 6,553 points, fifth-most in program history. Out of the 10 events, Glasebrook led the field in the high jump, pole vault and long jump.

Davin Dollison and Leonard Overstreet finished fourth and fifth in the long jump, respectively. Dollison leaped 23-01.75, while Overstreet jumped 22-11.25.

In the men's shot put, Tyler Lippert finished eighth with a throw of 49-03.00.

A recap of the first day is available by clicking HERE.

The Leathernecks will wrap up competition tomorrow with the third day of the Summit League Championships.


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