CMU - Seven Firsts For Chippewas at EMU Tri

CMU - Seven Firsts For Chippewas at EMU Tri

Provided by CMU

Zach Libby,

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Central Michigan Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Mark Guthrie called Saturday’s triangular meet at Eastern Michigan a measuring stick.

The Chippewas went up against an Eagles team that was predicted to finish first (women) and second (men) in the Mid-American Conference.

The Chippewas won two events at EMU’s Bowen Fieldhouse, and the CMU men finished with 109 points, the women with 102. The EMU men finished with 138 points, the women with 140.

Oakland was third – the Grizzly women finished with 56 points, the men with 47 – on both sides.

"I thought it could have been closer, dropped a few points here and there," Guthrie said. "But it is what it is, almost the same score for the men and women."

For the CMU men, senior Cole Walderzak finished first in the weight throw at 21.10 meters; freshman Tylor Blake won the 60-meter dash in 6.95 seconds; freshman Benjamin Hayes won the 200-meter dash at 21.97 seconds; and the Chippewas won the 1,600-meter relay in 3 minutes, 15.12 seconds. Ziemowit Dutkiewicz, Malik Vasquez, Erick Huertas and Hayes comprised the relay team.

For the CMU women, senior Devene Brown won the shot put with a toss of 14.78 meters; senior Shaya Wilkerson won the high jump at 1.69 meters; and junior Kylee Dobbelaere won the weight throw at 18.14 meters.

"I thought we held our own in most spots," Guthrie said. "Thought we had a couple strong performances and a couple were surprising and the rest were kind of where I thought we would be.

“You never know until you actually get into a meet and go out there and see how it is.”

Central Michigan will go to Saginaw Valley State for a two-day meet beginning on Friday.