EMU Women - Green and White Close Lid on Regular Season

EMU Women - Green and White Close Lid on Regular Season

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TOLEDO, Ohio (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University women's track and field team concluded their regular season today, May 6, with the Toledo Invitational. The Eagles finished with 11 top-three finishes on the day.

The Eagles only had one sprinter take part in the 100m dash, but sophomore Jasmine Jones (Greensburg, Pa. – Hempfield Area) made the most of it. Jones crossed the finish line in 12.01, finishing second in the race. In the 200m, junior Khadesha James (Irvington, N.J. – Irvington) led the way, bringing home gold for the Green and White after clocking in at a personal-best 25.13. Rounding out the sprints, sophomore Rebekah Branham (Circleville, Ohio – Circleville) also brought home another medal for EMU. Branham, who usually runs in mid-distance events, nabbed the silver after posting a career-best time of 56.45

The 800m saw freshman Sydney Meyers (Zionsville, Ind. – Zionsville Community) lead the charge, posting a third-place finish after crossing the finish line in a personal-best 2:13.16. Like the 100m dash, the 100m hurdles only featured one EMU competitor. Freshman Ayanna O'Neal (Cincinnati, Ohio – Withrow) brought home bronze, posting a mark of 14.31.

Continuing the trend, junior Kristina Coyne (Pittsburgh, Pa. – Chartiers Valley) nabbed silver in the high jump with a career-best jump of 1.65 meters/ 5 feet 5-inches. The pole vault saw the highlight of the day, where senior Ellie Braidic (Pandora, Ohio – Pandora-Gilboa) finished atop the podium with a mark of 3.96 meters/ 13 feet 5.75-inches. Junior Natalie Uy (Kettering, Ohio - Fairmont) posted the same mark as Braidic as well to finish second. Junior Janina Pollatz (Grandville, Mich. – Grand Rapids Christian) took part in the long jump, finishing fifth with a mark of 5.52 meters/ 18 feet 1.5-inches, while Coyne won the triple jump with a jump of 11.56 meters/ 37 feet 11.25-inches.

Freshman Jada Taylor (Neptune, N.J. – Neptune) paced the Eagles in the discus, finishing eighth with a throw of 42.44 meters. In the hammer throw, junior Megan Pendleton (Lindsey, Ohio – Woodmoore) managed to nab seventh, posting a mark of 47.15 meters/ 154 feet 8-inches. Finally, Coyne took home another medal in the javelin throw. This time, the junior finished with the silver, notching a throw of 38.03 meters/ 124 feet 9-inches.

The Green and White now turn their focus to the upcoming Mid-American Conference Championships, May 12-14. The Eagles will look to finish off their trio of MAC titles, as the squad won both the 2015 Cross Country Championship, as well as the Indoor Championship.

EMU Individual Results (* denotes a personal best)

Event Mark

100m Dash

2. Jasmine Jones 12.01

200m Dash

1. Khadesha James 25.13*

8. Rebekah Branham 26.62*

400m Dash

2. Rebekah Branham 56.45*

3. Chante Roberts 56.75

5. Jocelyn Sharpe 59.82

800m Run

3. Sydney Meyers 2:13.16*

4. Claire Mesa 2:15.35

7. Rebecca Quaintance 2:21.19

100m Hurdles

3. Ayanna O'Neal 14.31

High Jump

2. Kristina Coyne 1.65m/ 5-05.00*

Pole Vault

1. Ellie Braidic 3.96m/ 13-00.00

2. Natalie Uy 3.96m/ 13-00.00

Long Jump

5. Janina Pollatz 5.52m/ 18-01.50

Triple Jump

1. Kristina Coyne 11.56m/ 37-11.25

Discus Throw

8. Jada Taylor 42.44m/ 139-03

11. Megan Pendleton 39.59m/ 129-11

15. Morgan Turner 34.10m/ 111-10

Hammer Throw

7. Megan Pendleton 47.15m/ 154-08

8. Reagan Briggs 45.90m/ 150-07

9. Morgan Turner 44.62m/ 146-05*

11. Jada Taylor 42.53m/ 139-06*

Javelin Throw

2. Kristina Coyne 38.03m/ 124-09

7. Reagan Briggs 29.75m/ 97-07