EMU Women - McDermitt Runs Second-Fastest 10,000m in Program History in Raleigh

EMU Women - McDermitt Runs Second-Fastest 10,000m in Program History in Raleigh

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RALEIGH, N.C. (EMUEagles.com)—Eastern Michigan University's women's track and field team sent a small group to compete in the large 2015 outdoor season opener at the Raleigh Relays, March 27.

Though the group was small, the student-athletes put up some tremendous marks, notably with freshman Jordann McDermitt (Davison, Mich.-Davison)'s third-place finish in her collegiate debut of the 10,000m run. McDermitt crossed the line in 34:15.99, which is the second-fastest time in program history and just over six seconds off Carrie Gould's 1999 record of 34:09.50.

Also competing on the track were Taylor Knoll (Warren, Mich.-Mott (Lansing CC)) and Natalie Cizmas (Clinton Twp., Mich.-Chippewa Valley) in the 1500m run. Knoll led the way for the two, finishing 17th less than half a second off her personal record in 4:30.45. Cizmas had a solid collegiate debut in the event, clocking in at 4:45.51.

One more competitor performed on the opening day of the Raleigh Relays, this time on the field for the Green and White. Redshirt-senior Kate Wolanin (Oxford, Mich.-Oxford) opened up her final campaign in an Eastern uniform with a sixth-place finish in the invitational section of the high jump, clearing 1.65 metrs/5 feet 5-inches.

The meet will close tomorrow, with Knoll taking on the field of the 800m run at 2:15 p.m. and rookie Helga Volgyi (Szombathely, Hungary-Savaria Technical College) appearing in the hammer throw at 1 p.m. For live results and streaming, please visit the Raleigh Relays site at www.gopack.com.

EMU Individual Results (* signifies a personal best)

High Jump Invitational

6. Wolanin, Kate 1.65m/5-05.00

1500m run

17. Knoll, Taylor 4:30.45

85. Cizmas, Natalie 4:45.51*

10,000m Run

3. McDermitt, Jordann 34:15.99*