EMU Men - Tyler Brown Shines in Return to Action

EMU Men - Tyler Brown Shines in Return to Action

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) - The Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team saw nine student-athletes post career-bests in the Wolverine Invitational Saturday, Jan. 13, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The Eagles totaled three event titles, two of which belong to redshirt senior Tyler Brown (Findlay, Ohio-Findlay). Brown first captured the 200m by crossing the finish line in 21.51, before finishing atop the podium in long jump with a distance of 6.96m. Along with Brown, freshman Owen Day (NRW, Germany-International School of Dusseldorf) shined in his track and field debut, taking first place in the mile run with a time of 4:08.79, narrowly beating fellow Eagle, redshirt senior Hlynur Andresson (Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland-Mountain Ridge), who took third in 4:09.69.

Sophomore Tyler Johnson (Dayton, Ohio-Stivers School for the Arts) led the way for the sprints crew, as he placed second in the 60m dash with a time of 6.84. Additionally, senior Leighton Antonio (Columbus, Ohio-Eastmoor Academy) took fifth in 6.93 after placing second in the qualifying round.

Freshman Owen Richardson (Basingstoke, England) and Treston White (Lockport, N.Y.-Lockport) each placed second in their respective events, as Richardson finished the 400m in 48.01 and White crossed the 600m finish line in 1:20.57. Senior Tom Jozwiak (Southgate, Mich.-Thomas J. Anderson) and sophomore Roderic Wilson (Atlanta, Ga.-Blanche Ely) also had impressive days in the 600m, as they each notched career-best times of 1:22.58 and 1:23.17, respectively.

The weight throws squad also saw two members post career-best distances, with junior Zach Harkey (Huron, Ohio-Huron) and redshirt junior Austin Hazek (Medina, Ohio-Medina) placing third and fourth with marks of 18.03m and16.97m, respectively. Redshirt junior Zach Purcilly (Troy, Mich.-Avondale) led the Eagles in the shot put with a career-long distance of 16.43m, while sophomore Colin Etchen (Edgerton, Ohio-Edgerton) paced the Green and White in pole vault with another personal-best, marking a height of 5.10m to take third place.

The Eagles pick back up next week when they head to the Doug Hansen Open Friday, Jan. 19, in University Center, Mich.

EMU Individual Results (Q denotes a finals qualifying mark, * denotes a personal-best, # denotes a program record)

60m Hurdles Prelims

2. Devonte Findlay 8.19Q

3. Ivan Suazo 8.27Q

6. Skyler Lester 8.36Q

9. Douglas Frank 8.45

12. Drew Lament 8.58

60m Hurdles Finals

3. Devonte Findlay 8.125*

4. Ivan Suazo 8.127

7. Skyler Lester 8.39

60m Dash Prelims

2. Leighton Antonio 6.84Q

4. Tyler Johnson 6.87Q

8. Sean Beckom 7.04Q

14. Brandon Bolden 7.14

60m Dash Finals

2. Tyler Johnson 6.84

5. Leighton Antonio 6.93

7. Sean Beckom 7.03

200m Run

1. Tyler Brown 21.51

2. Leighton Antonio 21.81

9. Brandon Bolden 22.78

10. Charles Hilsenbeck 22.94

400m Run

2. Owen Richardson 48.01

4. Tyler Johnson 48.60

9. Elijah Barber 50.87

600m Run

2. Treston White 1:20.57

9. Tom Jozwiak 1:22.58*

10. Roderic Wilson 1:23.17*

800m Run

6. Caleb Hess 1:56.01*

12. Hayelom Fitsum 1:58.30

Mile Run

1. Owen Day 4:08.79

3. Hlynur Andresson 4:09.69

21. Solomon Costa 4:24.86

3000m Run

2. Lahsene Bouchikhi 8:18.47

4. Mitchell Lenneman 8:19.80

7. Hunter Moore 8:26.51

9. Abel Flores 8:30.05*

10. Austin Wicker 8:31.39

4x400 Relay

6. Barber, Jozwiak, Manyeah, White 3:26.21

7. Hilsenbeck, Kuhn, Wilson, Marcus 3:26.27

Weight Throw

3. Zach Harkey 18.03m/59-02.00*

4. Austin Hazek 16.97m/55-08.25*

6. Newlyn Stephenson 16.71m/54-10.00

12. Kevin Fofanah 14.98m/49-01.75

Shot Put

3. Zach Purcilly 16.43m/53-11.00*

4. Jannik Schmitt 15.49m/50-10.00

12. Mike Hierholzer 13.94m/45-09.00

Long Jump

1. Tyler Brown 6.96m/22-10.00

9. Ryan Long 6.22m/20-05.00

High Jump

4. Skyler Lester 2.03m/6-08.00

4. Travis McCuaig 2.03m/6-08.00

7. Cameron Hart 1.98m/6-06.00

9. Dennis Manyeah 1.93m/6-04.00

Triple Jump

5. Micah Peters 14.26m/46-09.50

6. James Thomas 13.84m/45-05.00

7. Cameron Sorenson 13.79m/45-03.00

8. Nick Herbert 13.72m/45-00.25

Pole Vault

3. Colin Etchen 5.10m/16-08.75*

9. Alex Jacobs 4.65m/15-03.00

11. Zach Kubicki 4.50m/14-09.00