EMU - Men's Track and Field Sending Athletes to Compete at Notre Dame and Virginia Tech
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YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) - After winning its 14th Mid-American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship in the past 18 years, the Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team will rest the majority of its athletes for the outdoor season while sending a few to invitationals this weekend, March 1-2, as one last chance to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships, March 8-9.
Five Eagles will compete at the Alex Wilson Invitational on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, March 1-2. MAC Most Oustanding Track Performer Grzegorz Kalinowski, sophomore Cameron Bolton, freshman Tyler Ross and MAC MVP Terefe Ejigu will compete in the distance medley relay Friday, March 1, at 8 p.m. To begin day two, March 2, of the invitational at 11 a.m., the triple jump will feature EMU's Donald Scott as he tries to leap his way to the NCAA Championships.
EMU will also send Max Babits to participate in the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier, March 2. The current EMU pole vault record holder will try to improve his impressive mark of 17-feet 5.75-inches in hopes of qualifying for nationals.
"These athletes are in contention for possible NCAA national qualification," mentioned EMU Head Coach John Goodridge. "They all had very good conference efforts so we hope this will springboard them this weekend."
Coach Goodridge, the MAC Indoor Coach of the Year, discusses his team's conference championship along with the rich tradition of Eastern Michigan track and field on Eagle All-Access. Check out the video above!