Fofanah, Bange School Marks Lead Marshall Track Herd gets three third-place finishes in C-USA Indoor Championships

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Junior hurdler Asia Bange and sophomore sprinter Isatu Fofanah paced Marshall's performance Thursday in the 2015 Conference USA Indoor Track and field Championships, with school record-setting efforts at the Birmingham CrossPlex
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The Herd finished in 11th place among 13 women's teams, scoring 25 points. UTEP won the women's title with 122 points, while Western Kentucky was runner-up with 84. WKU won the men's championship among nine schools.

Fofanah, of Ponoka, Alberta, placed third in the 60-meter dash and the 200 meters, while Bange, of Columbus, Ohio, turned in a third-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles.

Fofanah ran the 60 in the finals in 7.41 seconds. That topped her own mark of 7.44 in the C-USA prelims Thursday. Fofanah had previously run an MU-record 7.46 on Jan. 31 in the inaugural Thundering Herd Invitational on the Jeff Small Track in MU's indoor facility.

Fofanah just missed her own school record in the 200 meters later in the meet, running a 24.13 for third place. Her school mark of 24.08 was set Feb. 7 in the Akron Invitational, after an MU-record 24.25 in the Thundering Herd Invitational the previous weekend.

Bange ran third in the 60 hurdles final in a Herd-record time of 8.46 seconds, breaking her own school mark of 8.47 set in Thursday's preliminaries. Bange also previously owned the record at 8.54, set in February 2014 at the Buckeye Tune-Up in her hometown.

Among other Marshall athletes to score points in the C-USA meet, redshirt sophomore Catika Slay (Douglasville, Ga.) placed fifth in the pentathlon, with 3,482 points. Her best finish among the five disciplines was a second place in the long jump, at 5.55 meters (18 feet, 2½ inches).



Marshall finished its scoring in the 4x400 relay, with the quartet of Loren Dyer, Shyra Molton, Fofanah and Shanice Johnson placing sixth in 3:51.98.
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