EMU Women - Eagle Earn First Team Victory of 2018 at GVSU Lints Alumni Meet

EMU Women - Eagle Earn First Team Victory of 2018 at GVSU Lints Alumni Meet

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ALLENDALE, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University women's track and field team picked up its first team victory of the season Saturday, Jan. 27, at the GVSU Lints Alumni Meet in Allendale, Mich. Collectively the Eagles scored 168 points behind seven first-place finishes.



Senior Jasmine Jones (Greensburg, Pa.-Hempfield Area) paced the Eagles sprints squad, capturing first place in both the 200m and 400m dash with times of 24.20 and 54.89, respectively. Additionally, in both events EMU swept the top-three slots, with sophomore Micah Johnston (Toledo, Ohio-Toledo Christian) placing second and notching new personal-bests in each.



Redshirt senior Alsu Bogdanova (Kazan, Russia-Lyceum #83) and senior Jordann McDermitt (Davison, Mich.-Davison) both had impressive days in their respective events, as Bogdanova took gold in the 800m with a new career-best time of 2:10.91 while McDermitt earned first in the 3000m in her first competition this season. Senior Natalie Cizmas (Chippewa Twp., Mich.-Chippewa Valley) also had an outstanding day, taking second in the 800m and mile run, with her mile time of 4:40.31 serving as a new career-best.



Junior Ayanna O'Neal (Cincinnati, Ohio-Withrow) and senior Tifani Byrd (Toms River, N.J.-Toms River North) swept the top-two places in the 60m hurdles with times of 8.68 and 8.76, respectively. Freshman Crystal Washington (Los Angeles, Calif.-Carson) also notched a first-place and personal-best of her own in the triple jump, covering a distance of 11.89m.



The Green and White return to action Friday, Feb. 2, when they take part in the Meyo Invitational located in South Bend, Ind.



Team Results


1. Eastern Michigan 168


2. Grand Valley State 114.60


3. Hillsdale 61.20


4. Aquinas 45.50


5. Lewis 42.50


6. U. of Chicago 42.20


7. Olivet Nazarene 28


8. Gazelle Elite 23


9. Davenport 17.50


10. St. Francis (Ill.) 16



EMU Individual Results


60m dash preliminaries


1. Jessica Harris 7.66q


4. Brittni Mason 7.74q


9. Kristine Bourg 7.84q


17. Autumn Wright 8.03



60m dash finals


2. Jessica Harris 7.66


4. Brittni Mason 7.72


8. Kristine Bourg 7.83*



200m dash finals


1. Jasmine Jones 24.20


2. Micah Johnston 24.41*


3. Jessica Harris 24.70


6. Michaela Nelms 24.83*


12. Brittni Mason 25.66


28. Kristine Bourg 26.96*



400m dash


1. Jasmine Jones 54.89


2. Micah Johnston 54.92*


3. Michaela Nelms 55.69*


6. Keypathwa Gibson 57.18*



600m run


3. Jocelyn Sharpe 1:37.58



800m run


1. Alsu Bogdanova 2:10.91*


2. Natalie Cizmas 2:11.01



Mile Run


2. Natalie Cizmas 4:40.31*


4. Alsu Bogdanova 4:50.04


7. Jordann McDermitt 4:50.98


8. Jenna Wyns 4:51.58*


12. Madison Distelrath 4:57.23*


18. Claire Mesa 5:07.03



3000m run


1. Jordann McDermitt 9:37.90


3. Sydney Meyers 9:50.93


11. Ashleigh Simonis 10:08.37


14. Tarynn Cullings 10:16.99*


31. Kayla Mayer 10:56.09*


37. Abbigail Stemple 11:14.36



60m hurdles preliminaries


1. Allyson Goff 8.66q


2. Ayanna O'Neal 8.81q


3. Tifani Byrd 8.86q


17. Gianna Salzbrunn 9.96


19. Elisa Hendriksen 10.03



60m hurdles finals


1. Ayanna O'Neal 8.68


2. Tifani Byrd 8.76



4x400 Relay


1. Johnston, Nelms, Gibson, Jones 3:42.04


9. Sharpe, Mesa, Wyns, Distelrath 4:07.06



Pole Vault


13. Graysen Simmons 3.19m/10-05.50



Long Jump


8. Kiara Randolph 4.93m/16-02.25*


9. Gianna Salzbrunn 4.91m/16-01.50


15. Elisa Hendriksen 4.74m/15-06.75



Triple Jump


1. Crystal Washington 11.89m/39-00.25*



Shot Put


4. Kadian Clarke 12.92m/42-04.75*


15. Savanah Luthman 10.93m/35-10.50


31. Jaycie Harris 8.00m/26-03.00



Weight Throw


13. Kadian Clarke 15.34m/50-04.00*


20. Savanah Luthman 14.25m/46-09.00


33. Jaycie Harris 11.14m/36-06.75

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