CMU - CMU Distance Medley Relay Teams Shine

CMU - CMU Distance Medley Relay Teams Shine

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Brent Schriber,

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- As day two of the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame came to a close on Saturday, the Central Michigan men's and women's indoor track and field teams were very pleased.

The women's distance medley relay team placed fifth and set a school record with a time of 11 minutes, 43.12 seconds.

Michaela Bundy ran the 1200-meter first leg, Alexandra Mielke ran the 400 in the second, Kelsey Ross ran the 800 for the third leg, and Kelly Schubert ran the 1600 as the anchor.

"We stuck our nose in there and got some stuff done," said Mark Guthrie, CMU director of track & field/cross country. "I thought we ran pretty well. That was probably the highlight on the first day of the meet. That was a good race.

"Whenever you break a school record, that's something special. Not the fastest time in the world, but they ran the race they had. 11:43.42 was a pretty good job. Schubert ran a really great mile in the distance medley relay. Ran a career personal record there."

The CMU men won the distance medley relay, finishing in 9:56.08. Joseph Emmanuel, Malik Vasquez, Scott Cousino and Ben Wynsma comprised the relay team.

Also for CMU:

• Shaya Wilkerson tied for sixth place in the women's high jump with a jump of 1.67 meters.

• Tony Armstrong finished ninth in the men's pole vault at 4.80 meters, while Zack Shepard finished 11th (4.65). Both were personal records.

• Ravyn Baxter had a personal record 55.87 in the women's 400. She placed 17th. Teammate Bridget Doughty was 18th in 55.96.

• Matt Mueller finished 10th in the high jump at 2.0 meters.

"We have to continue to grow and progress," Guthrie said. "If we have a chance down the road to win the MAC championships, you've got to be good on these days. You've got to be good and find a way."

The Chippewas will go to the Spire Collegiate Invitational in Geneva, Ohio, next weekend.