EMU - Ijah Crushes Record at Oiler Opener

EMU - Ijah Crushes Record at Oiler Opener

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FINDLAY, Ohio (EMUEagles.com)—Eastern Michigan University's men's track and field team sent five athletes to compete in the Findlay Oiler Opener, Dec. 6-7, and came away from the competition with a 1-2-3 sweep in the men's heptathlon.




Junior Solomon Ijah (Murrieta, Calif.-Murrieta Valley) broke Kevin Lanier's 2011 record of 5224 by nearly 100 points, scoring 5323 points over the course of the two-day event. Ijah won five-of-seven events, as he dominated the 60m dash in 7.10 seconds, sprinted through the 60m hurdles in 8.35 seconds, leapt for a distance of 6.69 meters in the long jump, threw the shot put for 14.30 meters, and cleared 4.40 meters in the pole vault.




The second and third-place finishes came from junior Levi Selvig (Flushing, Mich.-Flushing Community) with 4830 points and sophomore Zach Waldron (Grand Rapids, Mich.-Northview) with 4363 points. Waldron was able to nab another top finish for the Eagles, as he was the only athlete to eclipse the 2-meter mark in the high jump.



The squad is off until Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, when it will host the EMU Triangular in Bowen Field House.



EMU Individual Results



Day One Results


Points


60-meter Dash


1. Ijah, Solomon 7.10 847


2. Selvig, Levi 7.34 765


4. Waldron, Zach 7.55 697


5. Moore, Austin 7.56 694


6. Papenhagen, David 7.64 668



High Jump


1. Waldron, Zach 2.00m/6-06.75 803


2. Selvig, Levi 1.97m/6-05.50 776


3. Ijah, Solomon 1.88/6-02.00 696


T-4. Moore, Austin 1.82m/5-11.50 644


T-4. Papenhagen, David 1.82m/5-11.50 644



Long Jump


1. Ijah, Solomon 6.69m/21-11.50 741


2. Waldron, Zach 6.33m/20-09.25 659


3. Selvig, Levi 6.03m/19-09.50 593


4. Papenhagen, David 5.98m/19-07.50 582


5. Moore, Austin 5.96m/19-06.75 578



Shot Put


1. Ijah, Solomon 14.30m/46-11.00 747


2. Waldron, Zach 12.66m/41-06.50 647


3. Moore, Austin 11.44m/37-06.50 572


4. Selvig, Levi 11.09m/36-04.75 551


5. Papenhagen, David 10.27m/33-08.50 502



Day Two Results



1,000-meter Run


2. Selvig, Levi 2:52.20 743


3. Papenhagen, David 2:58.33 681


4. Ijah, Solomon 2:59.94 665


5. Waldron, Zach 3:18.93 491


6. Moore, Austin 3:19.54 486



60-meter Hurdles


1. Ijah, Solomon 8.35 896


2. Selvig, Levi 8.47 867


4. Waldron, Zach 9.40 660


5. Moore, Austin 9.76 587


6. Papenhagen, David 9.77 585



Pole Vault


1. Ijah, Solomon 14.40m/14-05.25 731


3. Selvig, Levi 3.70m/12-01.50 535


T-4. Waldron, Zach 3.20m/10-06.00 406


T-4. Moore, Austin 3.20m/10-06.00 406


T-4. Papenhagen, David 3.20m/10-06.00 406



Final Points


1. Ijah, Solomon 5232


2. Selvig, Levi 4830


3. Waldron, Zach 4363


5. Papenhagen, David 4068


6. Moore, Austin 3967


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