CMU - Chippewas Notch 8 Firsts at Louisville

CMU - Chippewas Notch 8 Firsts at Louisville

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Brent Schriber,

LOUISVILLE, Ken. - The Central Michigan men's and women's track & field teams came away with eight first-place finishes at the Louisville Open.

It was the first outdoor competition of the season for the Chippewas, who joined the host Cardinals, DePaul, Illinois State, Indianapolis, and Bellarmine in the event.

The CMU men earned five firsts, the women three.

"48 degrees and 7-10 mph winds isn't the best track & field weather, but it's better than Mount Pleasant," said CMU director of track & field/cross country Mark Guthrie. "So this weekend was all about trying to get our first marks in, seeing what those are, and then we will go forward from that point. I was pretty happy with what happened. For our first meet in these temperatures, I was really happy with the effort the men and women gave."

While the Chippewas were in Louisville, CMU's Abby Kelto placed 30th in the 5,000-meter run at the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State. She posted a time of 16 minutes, 42.64 seconds.

Back in Louisville, CMU won the men's 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:14.64. The relay comprised Ziemowit Dutkiewicz, Erick Huertas, Clay Holman and Malik Vasquez.

CMU's Tashon Reese was first and Lorenzo Wells second in the men's 100-meter dash. Reese finished in 10.78 seconds, Wells in 10.79.

CMU's Matt Mueller picked up in the outdoor season where he left off in the indoor season, winning the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 6 ¼ inches. The Chippewas' Aaron Taylor and Melvin Harris were among a group tied for third at 6-2.

The Chippewas' Brandon McCleese won the javelin at 191-8.

Tina Davis stood out on for the CMU women's team, winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 12:08 seconds. Teammate Diamond Hamilton was second in 12.27.

The Chippewa women also got victories from Ravyn Baxter and Emma Fishnick. Baxter won the 200-meter dash in 24.62 seconds, while Fishnick was first in the 400 hurdle, 1:01.94.

Also for CMU:

• Shane Moffo and Chaz Bradshaw took second and third, respectively, in the men's 110-meter hurdles. Moffo finished in 14.73 seconds; Bradshaw in 14.8.

• Dutkiewicz placed third in the men's 400 hurdles in 54.05 seconds, and Ja'Corey Lipsey took fourth in 55.16.

• Devene Brown placed third in both the women's shot put (48-4) and discus (175-5).

• In the women's javelin, CMU's Kyleigh Young placed second (135-10) and Milica Kulidzan was fourth (119-8).

• CMU was fourth in the women's 4x100 relay in 48.22 seconds. Ravyn Baxter, Chantel Edwards, Tina Davis and Diamond Hamilton comprised the relay.

• Shaya Wilkerson placed second in the women's high jump (5-4 ¼) and third in the triple jump (38-1/4).

• Malik Vasquez finished second in the men's 400 in 48.81.

• Cole Walderzak finished second in both the men's discus (176-8) and hammer throw (201-11).

• Nichola Malliaras finished third in the long jump with a leap of 22-1/4, while Joseph Seghi was fifth at 20-7 ¼.

• Michaela Bundy took fourth in the women's 800 with a time of 2:18.84.

• McKenzie Wieber was fourth in the women's pole vault with a height of 11-6 1/2.

• Kayla Walworth placed fourth in the women's discus with a throw of 156-2.

• Zack Shepard finished fourth in the men's pole vault with a height of 14-10 1/4.

• Casey Voisin finished fourth place with a time of 14:58.92 in the men's 5,000.

• Curtis Mitchell took fourth in the men's 200 with a time of 22.09.

• Scott Cousino placed fifth in the men's 800 with a time of 1:56.95.