Eagles Crown Three MAC Champions on First Day of MAC Indoors
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AKRON, Ohio (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University men's and women's track and field teams competed in the first day of competition at the 2012 Indoor Mid-American Conference Track and Field Championships Friday, Feb. 24. The men's squad is currently in fourth place with 21 points, while Akron leads the way with 66. The women's team is sitting is second with 26 points and Toledo is holding first with 37 points.
With mainly preliminary races being held on day one the EMU women have qualified for multiple events, including ReJeana Margina taking sixth with a 7.63 in the 60-meter dash. Shantavia Williams took fourth in the 200-meter dash prelims with a 24.40 and Danielle Clark qualified for the same race with a 24.64, good for eighth in the preliminaries. Williams also set a new Indoor MAC Meet record in the 400-meter dash by completing the distance in 54.10. Other finals qualifiers included Asia Rawls (400-meter dash) and Beverly Elcock (800-meter run).
There were some events that held their finals Friday afternoon as well. Rosie White took the MAC long jump crown by recording a 19-foot and 2.75-inch leap, while Kate Wolanin took the Indoor MAC Pentathlon championship after scoring 3,749 points, which was good for second all-time in EMU ranks.
As for the men, Cameron Bolton was able to qualify for the 200-meter dash finals with a third place 21.66, while Jay Saunders took seventh in the same race, finishing in 21.83. Bolton also took the top-spot in the 400-meter dash prelims with a 48.36 and Chris Scott took sixth in the same race to qualify for the finals with a 48.81. Levi Selvig qualified for the 60-meter hurdles after turning in an 8.35 finish.
In non-preliminary events, Terefe Ejigu was crowned king of the 5,000-meter run by completing the race in 14:14.06 which was a new MAC meet record. Austin Hendrix was able to take fifth in the 5,000-meter with a 14:43.31. The Eagles' distance medley relay team turned in a third place finish with a 9:50.81 and Teron Turner took fifth in the weight throw with a 60-feet and 6.75-inch toss.
Action from the Indoor MAC Track and Field Championships continues Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. from Akron, Ohio.