CMU - Chippewas Claim 4 Firsts at Toledo, Grand Valley
Provided by CMU
Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Cole Walderzak, Bridget Doughty and Deven Brown recorded first-place finishes Friday to lead the Central Michigan track & field teams at the Toledo Invitational.
The Chippewas split their roster, with some athletes going to Toledo and others partaking in the Second to Last Chance Meet at Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich.
CMU's Wendy Szuminski won the women's high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 ¼ inches at Grand Valley.
At Toledo, Walderzack won the men's discus with a toss of 187-0, Doughty won the women's 400-meter hurdles in 59.49 seconds, and Brown captured the women's discus with a throw measuring 176-10.
Also for the Chippewas at Toledo, Dylan Banagis, Ja'Corey Lipsey, Brandon McCleese and Emma Fishnick recorded second-place finishes.
Banagis was second behind Walderzak in the men's discus at 182-5 ¾; Lipsey was second in the men's 400 hurdles in 54.21; McCleese was second in the men's javelin (181-7 ¾), and Fishnick was second behind Doughty in the women's 400 hurdles (59.69).
CMU's Kyleigh Young was third in the women's javelin (137-6) and Kyla Walworth placed fifth in the women's discus (150-11).
Szuminski was one of several Chippewas to earn top-five finishes at Grand Valley.
For the CMU women, DeJanae Terry, Diamond Hamilton, Tina Davis and Markala Goodson team up to place second in the 4x100 relay (45.91); Ravyn Baxter was third in the 200 (23.97); Addie Schumacher was third in the high jump (5-4 ¼); Goodson placed fourth in the 100 (12.43); Lexi Mielke was fourth in the 400 (58.24); and Szuminski was fifth in the javelin (101-2).
Lorenzo Wells led the CMU men with three second-place finishes, including the 100 (10.54) and 200 (21.36). He also ran a leg on CMU's 4x100 relay, which placed second in 40.81. Jamar Hardy, Curtis Mitchell and Tahshon Reese joined Wells in the relay.
Reese placed third in the 200 (21.49) and fourth in the 100 (10.68).
Also for the CMU men, Clay Holman was third in the 400 (48.01); Shane Moffo came in fourth in the 110 hurdles (14.47); Ryan Vincent was fourth in the pole vault (15-9 ¼); and Nicholas Malliares and Ali Taha placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the long jump. Malliaras measured at 22-9 ¼, Taha at 22-6 ¼.
The Chippewas are scheduled to participate in the MAC Outdoor Championships at Ball State next weekend.