CMU - Chippewas Post Top Marks at Hilltopper Relays
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Central Michigan track and field program continued to improve at the Hilltopper Relays this weekend with numerous personal records and top finishes.
The men throwers made their mark this weekend taking the top three spots in the hammer throw and discus. In the hammer throw sophomore Cole Walderzak earned the top spot with a career-best toss of 207-10 besting his old mark by more than three feet. Walderzak’s mark is the third best in the MAC this season. Senior Alex Rose placed second (184-08) and redshirt freshman Dylan Banagis threw a career-best mark of (183-10) to take third.
In Discus Rose placed first (182-08), Banagis second with a career-best mark (174-03) and Walderzak third (172-11).
High marks continued in the long jump as the Chippewas claimed the top two spots from sophomore Diavonte Smith (23-09.50) and Nicholas Malliaras (23-01.75), placing first and second respectively. The performance marks career-bests for the pair.
In the pole vault freshman Tony Armstrong earned a fourth place finish with a mark of 15-01, while teammates Matt Mueller and Melvin Harris tied for fourth place (6-04.75) in the high jump.
On the track junior Alec Hewett ran to second place finish in the 5000-meter in a time of 16:08.50.
Anderson Lee earned the top spot in the 1500-meter race crossing the finish line in 4:02.89.
The Maroon and Gold took two of the top three spots in the 400-meter hurdles with senior Parker Scott’s first place finish and career-best time (52.66) and Ja’Corey Lipsey’s third place mark (53.86), a career-best for the freshman.
The Chippewas added another top finish with freshman Tyler Hamilton’s performance in the 800-meter run in a time of 1:55.92.
The 4x400 relay made up of Lipsey, Scott, Malik Vasquez and Curtis Mitchell placed second with a mark of 3:19.85.
On the women’s side sophomore Devene Brown continued to dominate in the discus with a first place mark of 172-00, nearly 20 feet further than the second place finisher.
Redshirt freshman Kylee Dobbelaere tossed a 166-08 in the hammer throw for a third place finish.
In the 5000-meter run redshirt freshman Kelly McNeely placed third with a mark of 19:10.48.
Bridget Doughty crossed the finish line first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.62.
The complete results can be found in the additional links section.
The Chippewas are back in action next weekend with the Jesse Owens Classic hosted by Ohio State and the Al Owens Invitational at Grand Valley State University.