EMU Men Makes Short Trip to Ann Arbor for Silverston Invitational

EMU Men Makes Short Trip to Ann Arbor for Silverston Invitational

Provided by EMU

YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team will travel to the University of Michigan for the second time this season, competing in the Silverston Invitational, Feb. 16. The meet begins at 10:30 a.m. at the U-M Indoor Track Building.

“A small group of selected individuals will compete this weekend in our final competition before the MAC Championships,” commented EMU Head Coach John Goodridge.

The Eagles come into Saturday's meet following some outstanding performances, most notable from a pair of distance runners, at the SPIRE Invitational, Feb. 8-9. Terefe Ejigu recorded a victory for the Eagles, setting a SPIRE record of 14:05.73 in the 5,000-meter run, a mark that ranks as the sixth best in school history. His distance teammate, Grzegorz Kalinowski, almost became the sixth runner in EMU history to run a sub-4 minute mile, finishing the one-mile race in second with a 4:00.29. The impressive mark earned Kalinowski Mid-American Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week honors, Feb. 12.

The Silverston Invitational is EMU's final meet prior to the Mid-American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Bowen Field House, Feb. 22-23. With the conference championship just around the corner, there have already been 31 automatic qualifiers for the Eagles that have broken the automatic qualifying marks set by the MAC.

Cameron Bolton, Ejigu and Kalinowski lead EMU with three automatic qualifying marks. A plethora of Eagles have qualified in two events including: Jeff Elam, Harry Dixon, Solomon Ijah and Matthew Williams. A list of EMU qualifiers can be found below.

Eastern Michigan Automatic Qualifiers for MAC Indoor Track & Field Championships

60-Meter Dash (MAC Auto, 6.91)

Bolton, Cameron 6.89

200-Meter Dash (MAC Auto, 21.99)

Bolton, Cameron 21.61

Williams, Matthew 21.73

Saunders, Jay 21.79

400-Meter Dash (MAC Auto, 48.95)

Bolton, Cameron 48.15

Ervin, Jason 48.23

Williams, Matthew 48.25

Elam, Jeff 48.36

800-Meter Run (MAC Auto, 1:53.64)

Kalinowski, Grzegorz 1:51.40

Ross, Tyler 1:52.13

Bradley, Scott 1:52.23

One-Mile Run (MAC Auto, 4:11.54)

Kalinowski, Grzegorz 4:00.29

Ejigu, Terefe 4:07.31

3,000-Meter Run (MAC Auto, 8:30.58)

Kalinowski, Grzegorz 8:21.42

Ejigu, Terefe 8:22.91

Dixon, Harry 8:24.67

Chabola, Cody 8:28.36

Trinh, Cameron 8:29.67

Lane, Austin 8:30.49

5,000-Meter Run (MAC Auto, 14:52.24)

Ejigu, Terefe 14:05.73

Dixon, Harry 14:43.52

Smith, Daryl 14:45.17

Witchell, Warren 14:45.73

60-Meter Hurdles (MAC Auto, 8.34)

Elam, Jeff 8.22

Lindsey, Bryce 8.31

High Jump (MAC Auto, 2.02m)

Brumfield, Ryan 2.08m

Pole Vault (MAC Auto, 4.81m)

Babits, Max 5.29m

Tesner, Joe 5.03m

Long Jump (MAC Auto, 6.92m)

Ijah, Solomon 6.98m

Triple Jump (MAC Auto, 13.85m)

Scott, Donald 15.58m

Ijah, Solomon 14.41m