EMU Men Places Second at Grand Valley State Quad

EMU Men Places Second at Grand Valley State Quad

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ALLENDALE, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – Ranked No. 8 in the nation according to Track and Field News Magazine's dual meet rankings, the Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team finished runner-up in the Grand Valley State University Quad, Saturday afternoon, Jan. 26, in the Kelly Family Sports Center.

Host Grand Valley State won the event with 164.50 points as EMU came in a close second with 154.50 points. Central Michigan and Hillsdale rounded out the field, scoring 124 and 61, respectively.

EMU took home eight victories from seven different Eagles as well as a victory in the 4x400-meter relay. The quartet of Jeff Elam, Tyler Ross, Jason Ervin and Cameron Bolton crossed the finish line first in 3:14.67.

Individually, Bolton won the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.15 as fellow Eagle Matthew Williams finished fourth. Williams raced to victory in the 200-meter dash in 21.88 as teammate Jay Saunders placed runner-up in 22.09.

The Eagles swept the three distance races on the afternoon. A time of 1:51.40 in the 800-meter run by Grzegorz Kalinowski was good enough for first place. Terefe Ejigu won the mile in 4:07.31, and Harry Dixon took the 3,000-meter run by crossing the finish line in 8:24.67.

Max Babits and Solomon Ijah brought back victories in field events. Babits continued his strong season with a 5.05-meter vault in the pole vault while Ijah won his first triple jump of the season, leaping 14.41 meters.

Eastern Michigan will travel out of state for the first time this season to compete in the Meyo Invitational hosted by the University of Notre Dame, Feb. 1-2.

Team Score

1. Grand Valley St. 164.50

2. Eastern Michigan 154.50

3. Central Michigan 124

4. Hillsdale 61

60 Meter Dash

3. Hill, Bronson 6.98

6. Saunders, Jay 7.11

7. Aririguzo, Mike x7.13

200 Meter Dash

1. Williams, Matthew 21.88

2. Saunders, Jay 22.09

10. Scott, Chris x22.53

12. Blanchard, Wayne x23.01

13. Glasper, Amonta x23.02

400 Meter Dash

1. Bolton, Cameron 48.15

4. Williams, Matthew 49.04

5. Ervin, Jason x49.23

7. Holland, Fontaine x49.81

12. Scott, Chris x50.13

13. Waynes, Mason x50.41

16. Boussi, Khalil x51.11

800 Meter Run

1. Kalinowski, Grzegorz 1:51.40

3. Ross, Tyler 1:52.13

5. Bradley, Scott x1:53.23

8. George, Josh x1:54.27

1 Mile Run

1. Ejigu, Terefe 4:07.31

8. Hancke, Ian 4:15.71

11. Trinh, Cameron x4:18.52

16. Petro, Nick x4:33.47

3000 Meter Run

1. Dixon, Harry 8:24.67

6. Lane, Austin 8:30.49

8. Smith, Daryl x8:32.29

9. Witchell, Warren x8:32.70

15. Chabola, Cody x8:45.74

60 Meter Hurdles

3. Lindsey, Bryce 8.35

7. Elam, Jeff 8.60

4x400 Meter Relay

1. Elam, Ross, Ervin and Bolton 3:14.67

4. Ijah, Bradley, Waynes and Holland x3:22.03

High Jump

2. Brumfield, Ryan 2.08m

7. O'Shea, James J1.92m

Pole Vault

1. Babits, Max 5.05m

8. Stites, Dylan 4.30m

-- Schilke, Rocky NH

-- Tesner, Joe NH

Long Jump

3. Scott, Donald 6.69m

6. Ijah, Solomon 6.40m

Triple Jump

1. Ijah, Solomon 14.41m

3. Scott, Donald 14.26m

Shot Put

7. Williams, Keith 15.00m

8. McNulty, Ryan 14.00m

9. Brown, Mike x13.78m

Weight Throw

8. Turner, Teron 16.41m

10. Jones, Anthony 16.12m