Pair Of Thirds For CMU At Indiana State

Pair Of Thirds For CMU At Indiana State

Provided by CMU

James Youness,

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Central Michigan track and field teams both finished third Saturday at the Indiana State Gibson Invitational.

Indiana State won both the men's and women's titles. The Sycamore men finished with 175 points. Runner-up Illinois had 132, while the Chippewas finished with 98 ½. Ten teams comprised the men's meet.

The Indiana State women finished with 124 ½ points, followed by Missouri State (122) and the Chippewas (93). The women's event comprised 13 teams.

"We had a good meet based on who we had there," CMU director of track and field Mark Guthrie said. "We rested a few people but had most of the team present. Third place is a good place to finish all things considered."

For the CMU men, Kevin Weiler won the shot put (56 feet, 3 ¼ inches) and Dylan Banagis won the discus (176-3).

"I would say our throwers had a great weekend," Guthrie said. "They will lead us most weekends. Weiler and Banagis did a great job stepping up with (Cole) Walderzak out."

For the Chippewa women, Alyssa Dyer won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10 minutes, 38.84 seconds.

Also for the women, Rebekah Petty was second in the pole vault (12 feet); Devene Brown was second in both the shot put (48-6 ¾) and the discus (154-0); the 4x100 relay team placed second (46.79); the 4x400 relay team placed fifth (3:50.47) and Kelsey Ross was seventh in the 800-meter run (2:15.38). Tina Davis finished fourth in the 100-meter dash (11.87) and seventh in the 200-meter dash (24.76).

The Chippewa men received second-place finishes from Sam Wagner in the pole vault (16-4) and Weiler in discus (156-6). The CMU men placed third in the 4x100 with a time of 41.62.

The Chippewas got fourth-place finishes from Berkley Edwards in the 100 (10.87) and Ja'Corey Lipsey in the 400-meter hurdles (55.20).

CMU's Lorzenzo Wells was fifth in the 200 (21.82), Tony Armstrong placed fifth in the pole vault (15- 1/4). Matt Mueller (6-6) and Melvin Harris (6-6) finished sixth and seventh, respectively in the high jump.

Diavonte Smith finished eighth in the long jump (22-4 1/4).

On Friday, CMU's Kyleigh Young Central won the women's javelin (136-11); Nicholas Malliaras finished second in the decathlon with 5,253 points; April Micheaux placed second in the heptathlon with 4,228; Banagis was second in the hammer throw (186-6); Joseph Avery was third in the men's javelin (180-5); Joseph Emmanuel was fourth in the men's 5,000-meter run (15:29.43); and Olivia Shelton was fifth in the women's javelin throw (113-8).