EMU - Men's Track and Field Dominates at Lyle Bennett Open

EMU - Men's Track and Field Dominates at Lyle Bennett Open

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MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team showed its strength and quickness, bringing home nine victories on day two of the Lyle Bennett Open at Central Michigan University, April 27.

Senior Jay Saunders tallied three victories on the afternoon, winning the 100-meter and 200-meter dash in 10.66 and 21.48 respectively. Saunders' time in the 100 was a personal-best and the third-best time in the Mid-American Conference this season. The EMU captain also teamed with Chris Scott, Cameron Bolton and Matthew Williams to take the 4x100-meter relay in a combined time of 41.07.

In distance races, Williams Trice and reigning MAC Track Athlete of the Week Grzegorz Kalinowski secured victories. Trice won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:54.81 while Kalinowski crossed the finish line first in the 800-meter run in 1:52.52

EMU's Darrell Butler tallied gold and a bronze in the two hurdle events. The University of Miami transfer claimed the 110-meter hurdles in 14.53 before placing third with a 53.37 in the 400-meter hurdles.

Two Eagles towered over the competition in the field events. Freshman Travis Harris tossed the shot put 15.64 meters for the best mark at the meet. Harris also led the Eagles in the discus, throwing 47.52 meters for sixth place. Continuing his strong junior campaign, Max Babits leaped 4.90 meters to win the pole vault.

To end EMU's impressive showing at the meet, the team of Scott, Williams, Jason Ervin and Bolton grabbed the 4x400-meter relay title, finishing the race in 3:13.44.

The Green and White have one last meet before the MAC Outdoor Championships, competing in the Toledo Invitational, May 2-3.

Discus Throw

6. Harris, 47.52 meters

7. Jones, 45.73 meters

Shot Put

1. Harris, 15.64 meters

Pole Vault

1. Babits, 4.90 meters

Long Jump

8. Fischre, 5.51 meters

Triple Jump

2. Fischre, 13.23 meters

High Jump

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4x100-meter relay

1. Scott, C., Bolton, Williams, M., Saunders, 41.07

110-meter hurdles

1. Butler, 14.53

3. Lindsey, 14.74

7. Elam, 15.66

400-meter hurdles

2. Holland, 53.37

3. Butler, 53.74

4. Elam, 54.89

100-meter dash

1. Saunders, 10.66

5. Blanchard, 11.00

400-meter dash

2. Ervin, 49.57

800-meter run

1. Kalinowski, 1:52.52

4. Bradley, 1:55.12

6. Hancke, 1:56.19

22. George, 2:04.81

200-meter dash

1. Saunders, 21.48

3. Williams, M., 21.59

4. Scott, C., 21.87

7. Blanchard, 22.38

3,000-meter run

1. Trice, 8:54.81

4. Strycker, 9:06.54

8. Wynsma, 9:22.99

4x400-meter relay

1. Scott, C., Williams, M., Ervin, Bolton, 3:13.44

4. Waynes, Williams, R., Boussi, Holland, 3:22.46