EMU Men - Green and White Claim Home Victory at EMU Triangular

EMU Men - Green and White Claim Home Victory at EMU Triangular

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — The Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team took home a team victory at the EMU Triangular, Jan. 23, against Central Michigan and Oakland. The Eagles finished with 138 points, and the team set many career bests on the day, including the entire 3000m group.

Beginning with the 60m, junior Tyler Brown (Findlay, Ohio - Findlay) led the Eagles, finishing second with a time of 6.98. Just behind him, freshman Nicholas Herbert (Portage, Mich. - Portage Northern) took fifth in 7 seconds, while senior Wayne Blanchard (Toledo, Ohio - St. Francis De Sales) took sixth in 7.01. Four more Eagles were within .05 of Blanchard. Redshirt junior Nick James (Troy, Ohio - Troy) managed to finish second in the 200m, clocking in at 22.48. Blanchard took third in the event with a time of 22.57, which was a career best, while freshman Tyler Underwood (Clinton, Mich. - Clinton) took fourth.

Moving to the 400m, senior Matthew Williams (Moreno Valley, Calif. - Vista Del Lago) took home gold with a time of 49.97. Freshman Mark Cooke (Edison, N.J. - John P Stevens) was just behind him, crossing the finish line in 50.21, with Underwood rounding out the Eagles in fourth. Senor Scott Bradley (Battle Creek, Mich. - Lakeview) paced EMU in the 800m, taking home top honors in 1:54.17. Graduate student Joshua Sabo (Akron, Ohio - Revere) finished second with a time of 1:54.73, and senior Mason Waynes (Kenosha, Wis. - Bradford) nabbed fourth in 1:55.81.

Redshirt sophomore Nick Raymond (Erie, Mich. - Mason) was the Eagles' top finisher in the mile, clocking in at 4:15.23, which was good for second. Redshirt freshman Nick McFarland (Hillsborough, N.J. - Hillsborough) nabbed fourth in 4:18.84. The distance group kept the ball rolling on the 3000m, as all four runners finished with career bests. Sophomore Csaba Matko (Racalmas, Hungary - Szechenyi Istvan Gimnazium) was the top finisher by over eight seconds, as he crossed the finish line in 8:30.67, while second-place finisher redshirt sophomore Abel Flores (Defiance, Ohio - Defiance) posted a time of 8:38.53.

In the 60m hurdles, redshirt senior Solomon Simmons (Murrieta, Calif. - Murrieta Valley) led the pack, finishing first with a time of 8.19. The Green and White also took the second and third spots, with freshman Frank Douglas (Mansfield, Ohio - Madison Comprehensive) and senior Bryce Lindsey (New Middletown, Ohio - Fairfield Senior) posting times of 8.27 and 8.30, respectively. From there, EMU took second, fourth, and eighth in the 4x440m relay, with their top time sitting at 3:15.86.

Redshirt junior Anthony Jones (Sandusky, Ohio - Sandusky) then took second in the weight throw with a mark of 20.84 meters/ 68 feet 4.5-inches, while redshirt senior Keith Williams (Sherman, Ill. - Williamsville) took fourth with a throw of 18.75 meters. Fellow redshirt senior Andrew Wentz (Napoleon, Ohio - Napoleon) posted a career best 17.52 meters/ 57 feet 5.75-inches, which was good for fifth. In the shot put, junior Quinn Levering (Caledonia, Ohio - River Valley) took home the event title with a toss of 16.79 meters/ 55 feet 1.0-inches, which was a career best. Williams also took third, notching a mark of 16.08 meters/ 52 feet 9.0-inches.

Moving to the jumps, freshmen Cameron Hart (Columbus, Ohio - Bishop Hartley) and Micah Peters (York, Ontario - Vaughn Road Academy) participated in all three events. Hart's best finish came in the triple jump, where the Columbus, Ohio native took third with a jump of 13.40 meters/ 43 feet 11.50-inches. Peters also had a solid triple jump, as he finished second with a mark of 14.17 meters/ 46 feet 5.75-inches. In the long jump, Brown paced the field, taking home the title with a jump of 7.05 meters/ 23 feet 1.50-inches. Redshirt junior Zach Waldron (Grand Rapids, Mich. - Northview) also took second in the long jump with a mark of 6.87 meters/ 22 feet 6.50-inches. Closing out the day, Waldron paced EMU in the pole vault, finishing with a vault of 4.46 meters/ 14 feet 7.50-inches.

With their lone home meet on the season completed, EMU will be on the road for the rest of the year. The Green and White continue their season with the Penn State National, Jan. 29-30.

EMU Individual Results (* signifies a personal record)

60m Dash

2. Tyler Brown 6.98

5. Nicholas Herbert 7.00*

6. Wayne Blanchard 7.01

7. Brandon Bolden 7.02

8. Aitor Ekobo 7.03

9. Solomon Simmons 7.04

10. Nick James 7.06*

13. Tyler Underwood 7.24*

200m Dash

2. Nick James 22.48

3. Wayne Blanchard 22.57*

4. Tyler Underwood 22.75

400m Dash

1. Matthew Williams 49.97

2. Mark Cooke 50.21

6. Frank Douglas 51.30*

8. Elijah Barber 52.17

800m Run

1. Scott Bradley 1:54.17

2. Joshua Sabo 1:54.73*

4. Mason Waynes 1:55.81

7. Mitch Lenneman 1:57.46*

9. Tom Jozwiak 2:00.15

11. Nick McFarland 2:02.91*

Mile Run

2. Nick Raymond 4:15.23

4. Nick McFarland 4:18.84

10. Caleb Hess 4:28.39

13. Morgan O'Flahrity 4:33.94*

14. Davis Saporito 4:35.59

15. Christian Lopez 4:46.21*

3000m Run

1. Csaba Matko 8:30.67*

2. Abel Flores 8:38.53*

8. Alec Keaton 9:05.83*

9. Adam Beck 9:10.98*

60m Hurdles

1. Solomon Simmons 8.19

2. Frank Douglas 8.27*

3. Bryce Lindsey 8.30

6. Jeff Elam 8.55

8. Alex Jacobs 9.27*

4x400m Relay

2. EMU Team A 3:15.86

4. EMU Team B 3:26.56

8. EMU Team C 3:33.14

Weight Throw

2. Anthony Jones 20.84m/ 68 feet 4.50-inches

4. Keith Williams 18.75m/ 61 feet 6.25-inches

5. Andrew Wentz 17.52m/ 57 feet 5.75-inches*

6. Elijah Albert-Grayer 17.48m/ 57 feet 4.25-inches*

7. Kevin Bouchard 15.69m/ 51 feet 5.75-inches*

8. Austin Hazek 15.51m/ 50 feet 10.50-inches*

9. Zach Purcilly 15.40m/ 50 feet 6.25-inches*

Shot Put

1. Quinn Levering 16.79m/ 55 feet 1.0-inches*

3. Keith Williams 16.08m/ 52 feet 9.0-inches

4. Zach Purcilly 15.30m/ 50 feet 2.25-inches*

5. Mike Hierholzer 14.72m/ 48 feet 3.50-inches

Triple Jump

2. Micah Peters 14.17m/ 46 feet 5.75-inches*

3. Cameron Hart 13.40m/ 43 feet 11.50-inches

6. Nick Herbert 12.22m/ 40 feet 1.0-inches

Long Jump

1. Tyler Brown 7.05m/ 23 feet 1.50-inches

2. Zach Waldron 6.87m/ 22 feet 6.50-inches

4. Nick Herbert 6.73m/ 22 feet 1.0-inches*

5. Cameron Hart 6.65m/ 21 feet 9.75-inches*

6. Micah Peters 6.50m/ 21 feet 4.0-inches*

High Jump

1. Zach Waldron 2.02m/ 6 feet 7.50-inches*

5. Micah Peters 1.87m/ 6 feet 1.50-inches

6. Cameron Hart 1.87m/ 6 feet 1.50-inches

Pole Vault

4. Zach Waldron 4.46m/ 14 feet 7.50-inches*

5. Brett Lara 4.31m/ 14 feet 1.75-inches

7. Alex Jacobs 4.01m/ 13 feet 1.75-inches