CMU - Chippewas Take 5 Firsts at Grand Valley

CMU - Chippewas Take 5 Firsts at Grand Valley

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Brent Schriber,

ALLENDALE, Mich. -- The Central Michigan indoor track & field teams won five events Friday in the Grand Valley State Tune-Up.

The Chippewa men claimed three firsts, the women two.

Tina Davis and Devene Brown led the CMU women, placing first in the 60-meter dash and the shot put, respectively.

Davis, a freshman, won the 60 in 7.55 seconds. She was also second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.01 seconds, a mere .04 from tying for first.

"I thought the girls sprinters did a good job," said Mark Guthrie, CMU director of track and field/cross country. "Tina Davis tied her lifetime best in the 60 meters."

Brown won the shot put with a toss of 49 feet, 3 ¾ inches.

Erick Huertes, Kyle Allinder and Curtis Mitchell paced the CMU men.

Huertes won the 400-meter dash in 48.11 seconds; Allinder was first in the 800-meter run in 1 minute, 54.64 seconds; and Mitchell won the 200-meter dash in 21.91 seconds as CMU took three of the top four spots in the event. The Chippewas' Lorenzo Wells wqas third in 21.99, while Tahshon Reese was fourth (22.20).

"I thought (Allinder) ran a smart race," Guthrie said.

The Chippewas will not compete in Saturday's Silverston Invitational in Ann Arbor and will instead turn their attention to the Mid-American Conference Championships, which they will host next weekend at the Jack Skoog Indoor Track & Field Complex.

"We're not competing (Saturday)," Guthrie said. "We made the decision to just take everyone to Grand Valley and take (Saturday) off. We chose to rest some people, or (anyone) who hasn't had a week off this year. Some stayed home and some went. Everyone individually made those decisions."

Also For CMU at Grand Valley:

Katie Wieler came in second in the women's 5000-meter run in 18:15.85.

Kayla Marshall finished second in the triple jump at 35-5 1/4.

Cole Walderzak finished second in the shot put (55-7 ½).

In the men's 60-meter dash, Dillon Brooks took second at 6.93 seconds, while Malik Peacock was third with a (6.96).

Ziemowit Dutkiewicz was second to Huertes in the men's 400-meter dash, finishing in 48.19 seconds.

Tony Armstrong and Ryan Vincent placed second and fourth, respectively, in the men's pole vault. Armstrong cleared 15-3 ½, Vincent 14-9 ½.

Rebekah Petty was third in the women's pole vault at 12-4.

Kayla Walworth took third in shot put at 41-7 3/4.

Diamond Hamilton finished third in the women's 200-meter dash (25.80).

Shay Wilkerson placed third in the women's long jump at 17-10 ¾.

Tyler Hamilton finished fourth in the men's 800-meter run in 1:56.03.

Casey Voisin was fourth in the men's 3000-meter run in 8:39:81.

Brooke Morgan took fourth in the women's 5000-meter run, finishing in 19:05.51.

Lexi Mielke was fourth in the women's 400-meter dash (58.88).

Nicholas Malliaras was fourth in the men's long jump (21-8 ¼).

Kylee Dobbelaere and Addie Schumacher notched fifth-place finishes, Dobbelaere in the women's weight throw (53-11), Schumacher in the women's high jump (5-2 ½).

Dylan Banagis also earned a fifth-place finish with a toss of 61-4 ¼ in the men's weight throw.