EMU Men - Eagles Take Third in 2012 Toledo Collegiate Challenge

EMU Men - Eagles Take Third in 2012 Toledo Collegiate Challenge

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TOLEDO, Ohio (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team took part in the Toledo Collegiate Challenge Saturday and taking third-of-12 teams with 122 points scored.

In the field events Max Babits led Eastern taking the crown in the pole vault with a leap of 4.85-meters, while Joe Tesner took second in the event at 4.70-meters. Senior captain Andrew Meyer took fifth in the discus throw after tossing it 46.63-meters and Anthony Bradley leapt 6.45-meters in the long jump, good for seventh. Arron Davis' 14.06-meter leap was good enough for fourth in the triple jump.

The Eagles had much success on the track as well, including a first place finish in the 4x100-meter relay in 41.82. Ian Hancke and Josh George placed 1-2 in the 1,500-meter run in 3:54.91 and 3:57.25, respectively. Hancke's time was also good for a new meet record. Warren Witchell was able to take fourth in the 1,500-meter after crossing the finish line in 3:58.20, while Chris Hall's 49.41 was good for second in the 400-meter dash and Jay Saunders and Cameron Bolton tied for second in the 100-meter dash with an 11.08 finish. Cole Sanseverino was crowned the champion of the 800-meter run after completing the distance in 1:54.53, while Saunders was also able to take first in the 200-meter dash in 21.92. Nick Petro's 6:03.55 was good for second in the 2,000-meter steeplechase and the EMU 4x400-meter relay team took fifth with a time of 3:22.33.

"For our first outdoor meet of the season, it was a sound team effort overall and we had quite a few performances to build upon," said Head Coach John Goodridge.

The Eagles are back in action Friday-Saturday, April 6-7, when they travel to East Lansing, Mich. to compete in the 2012 Spartan Invitational.