CMU - Chippewas Second, Third After Day 2
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Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
TOLEDO, Ohio - The Central Michigan women are tied for second and the men are third after day two of the Mid-American Conference Championships at the University of Toledo Outdoor Track & Field Facility.
The Championships conclude on Saturday.
Akron tops the women's team standings with 55 points. CMU is tied for second with Kent State with 44. Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois are tied for fourth with 33.
Eastern Michigan has opened a commanding lead in the men's standings with 58 points. Akron (29) is second, followed by the Chippewas (22) and Kent State (20).
Six teams comprise the men's competition, 12 the women's.
Devene Brown placed second in the women's shot put to highlight the Chippewa performances on Friday. The senior measured in at 51 feet, 1 ¾ inches.
CMU's Alyssa Dyer placed third in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing in 10 minutes, 20.47 seconds. Teammate Megan O'Neil came in seventh (10:46.12).
The Chippewas' Kelly Schubert and Nate Ghena each placed fourth in their respective 10,000 races. Schubert was fourth in the women's event in 35:44.10, while Ghena finished in 31:18.59 in the men's.
The Chippewas' April Micheaux finished fourth in the heptathlon and Gabriella Beauvais was sixth in the long jump (19-4).
Micheaux finished with 4,774 points. She placed third in the long jump, fifth in the javelin, and 11th in the 800-meter run.
CMU's Nicholas Malliaras finished seventh in the decathlon with 5,887 points. He was sixth in the discus, seventh in both the javelin and 1,500, and ninth in the 110 hurdles and pole vault.
Several Chippewas advanced to the finals in their respective events during preliminary races on Friday.
On the women's side, CMU's Samantha Cuneo (400) and Tina Davis (100) will run in the finals on Saturday, as will Benjamin Hayes (400), Berkley Edwards (100), Ziemowit Dutkiewicz (400 hurdles) and Ja'Corey Lipsey (400 hurdles) on the men's side.