EMU - Eagles Put Day One of GVSU and SPIRE Weekend in the Books
Provided by EMU
ALLENDALE, Mich. (EMUEagles.com)—Eastern Michigan University's men's track and field team sent a group of athletes to compete in the GVSU Big Meet, Feb. 13. Meanwhile, a group of sprinters in the 200m dash kicked off action at the SPIRE Invitational.
In Geneva, Ohio, Jeff Elam (Latrobe, Pa.-Greater Latrobe Senior) shaved nearly off a quarter of a second from his personal record in the 200m, finishing sixth overall in 21.78 seconds. Two other Eagles dipped below the 22-second barrier, as Cameron Bolton (Missouri City, Texas-Hightower) finished 10th in 21.82 seconds and Matthew Williams (Vista Del Lago, Calif.-Moreno Valley) placed 12th in 21.89 seconds.
At the GVSU Big Meet, the group of Eagles competed in a wide array of events. Brandon Bolden (Solon, Ohio-Solon) paced the Green and White in both the 60m and the 200m, clocking in at 7.04 seconds and 22.18 seconds for 16th and 17th, respectively. In the 60m hurdles, Cameron Jackson (Columbus, Ohio-Eastmoor Academy) ran a personal-best 8.49 to finish 16th in the preliminary heat. The Eagles had just one representative in the 400m and the 600m, with Nick James (Troy, Ohio-Troy) finishing 31st in the 400m in 49.89 seconds and Tom Jozwiak (Southgate, Mich.-Thomas J. Anderson) taking eighth in his first collegiate 600m in 1:22.80.
In the distance races, Cameron Trinh (Oakland, Calif.-Skyline) led the way for the Green and White in the 3000m in 8:39.23, while Steve Hammond (Warsaw, Ohio-River View (Wingate)) set a personal record of 8:44.80 for 22nd and Abel Flores (Defiance, Ohio-Defiance) finished 24th. Flores also competed in the first 5000m of his collegiate career, crossing the line in 15:14.51.
Eastern had strong showings in the field events, with Keith Williams (Sherman, Ill.-Williamsville) winning the shot put after throwing a career best of 16.36 meters/53 feet 8.25-inches while Quinn Levering (Caledonia, Ohio-River Valley) took second with a throw of 16.31 meters/53 feet 6.25-inches. Williams also led the Eagles in the weight throw, placing fourth with a mark of 17.34 meters/56 feet 10.75 inches and Andrew Wentz (Napoleon, Ohio-Napoleon) took fifth at 16.87 meters/55 feet 4.25-inches. Anthony Jones (Sandusky, Ohio-Sandusky) represented the Eagles in the invitational section of the weight throw, placing fourth with a launch of 20.80 meters/20.80 meters/68 feet 3-inches.
In the jumps, James O'Shea (Toledo, Ohio-St. Johns Jesuit) matched his personal record of 2.03 meters/6 feet 8-inches to finish eighth overall. The Eagles had one athlete in the long and triple jump; Aaron Dewberry (Kalamzoo, Mich.-Portage Northern) finished ninth in the long jump invitational with a mark of 6.60 meters/21 feet –inches and Chris Fischre (East Lansing, Mich.-East Lansing) jumped 13.06 meters/42 feet 10.25-inches in the triple jump for seventh place. Finally, Dylan Stites (Huntsville, Ohio-Indian Lake) had the highest mark for the Eagles in the pole vault, clearing 4.53 meters/14 feet 10.25-inches for 10th while Brett Lara (Chesterton, Ind.-Chesterton) placed 12th.
Eastern will continue with the bulk of its events at the SPIRE Invitational tomorrow, Feb. 14. Action on the field will start at 10 a.m., while track events will begin at 10:30 a.m. Live results can be found here.
EMU Individual Results (* signifies a personal best; ^ is a MAC qualifying mark)
6. Elam, Jeff 21.78*
10. Bolton, Cameron 21.82
12. Williams, Matthew 21.89
16. Cooke, Mark 22.20*
GVSU Big Meet
16. Bolden, Brandon 7.04
17. Delgado, Pedro 7.06
21. Allen, Tyler 7.09*
17. Bolden, Brandon 22.18*
20. Delgado, Pedro 22.30
39. James, Nick 22.71
31. James, Nick 49.89
8. Jozwiak, Tom 1:22.80*
18. Trinh, Cameron 8:39.23
22. Hammond, Steve 8:44.80*
24. Flores, Abel 9:12.61
68. Flores, Abel 15:14.51*
16. Jackson, Cameron 8.49*
18. Selvig, Levi 8.54
High Jump Open
8. O'Shea, James 2.03m/6-08.00
Pole Vault Open
10. Stites, Dylan 4.53m/14-10.25
12. Lara, Brett 4.38m/14-04.50
Triple Jump Open
7. Fischre, Chris 13.06m/42-10.25
Shot Put Open
1. Williams, Keith 16.36m/53-08.25*
2. Levering, Quinn 16.31m/53-06.25
8. Hierholzer, Mike 14.76m/48-05.25
Weight Throw Open
4. Williams, Keith 17.34m/56-10.75
5. Wentz, Andrew 16.87m/55-04.25
Long Jump Invite
9. Dewberry, Aaron 6.60m/21-08.00
Shot Put Invite
8. Harris, Travis 16.77m/55-00.25
Weight Throw Invite
4. Jones, Anthony 20.80m/68-03.00^