CMU - Chippewa Men Tie Eastern Michigan
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Brent Schriber, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- The Chippewas men's indoor track & field team battled ferociously Friday in a dual meet, but to no avail as the meet ended in a 74-74 tie with in-state rival Eastern Michigan University at the Jack Skoog Indoor Track & Field Comples.
The Chippewa women finished in second on the afternoon behind Eastern. Western Michigan finished third. The CMU women finished first six times and collected 96 points. The Eagles finished with 115.
"Track and field needs a winner and a loser," said Mark Guthrie, CMU director of track & field/cross country. "It needs a short time period. So we ran a dual meet between two good teams and we fit the whole thing under two hours and that's what we need more of. I thought that was a good meet. I just wish somebody would have won and not tied."
For the men's team, Cole Walderzak finished first place in weight throw with a throw of 19.5 meters. The throw was a personal record for Walderzak, who also finished first place in shot put with a toss of 17.4 meters.
Teammate Dylan Banagis finished second in weight throw with a throw of 19.4 meters, also a personal record.
Malik Vasquez finished first in the 400 meters with a time of 49.14 seconds.
Silas DeKalita, Spencer Nousain and Ben Wynsma placed first, second and third, respectively, for the Chippewas in the 3000 meters. DeKalita finished in 8 minutes, 36.5 seconds.
Tina Davis and Bridget Doughty led the CMU women. Davis finished first in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.55 seconds.
"Right now, Tina Davis is the conference leader significantly in the 60-meter dash," Guthrie said.
Doughty won the 400 with a time of 57.47 seconds.
Also for the CMU women, Shaya Wilkerson won the high jump with a height of 1.64 meters; Devene Brown won the shot put with a toss of 15.8 meters; Kylee Dobbelaere won the weight throw at 16.54 meters.
CMU travels to South Bend, Indiana next Friday and Saturday to compete in the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational. Some 30 teams are expected to compete. The Chippewas wil partake in the Spire Collegiate Invitational in Geneva, Ohio the following week.