EMU Men Win the GVSU Big Meet Behind 16 Top-Three Finishes

EMU Men Win the GVSU Big Meet Behind 16 Top-Three Finishes

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ALLENDALE, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team won the GVSU Big Meet with a team score of 122.50 Friday, Feb. 9 in Allendale, Mich. EMU registered 18 personal-records and captured 16 top-three finishes on the day.

Three of those top-three finishes came from the 400m dash crew, as senior Tyler Brown (Findlay, Ohio-Findlay) along with freshmen Tyler Johnson (Dayton, Ohio-Stivers School for the Arts) and Owen Richardson (Basingstoke, England), swept the top-three spots, respectively. Additionally, Brown's time of 47.14 set a new GVSU Big Meet record in the event, while Johnson's time of 47.38 and Richardson's time of 47.47 both serve as new personal-bests. Richardson also went on to place first in the 200m dash, crossing the finish line in 21.54 with Johnson finishing third with a personal-best time of 21.61. Johnson's third PR of the day came in the 60m dash, where he captured second place with a mark of 6.80.

Redshirt senior Nick Raymond (Erie, Mich.-Mason) also set an impressive career-time in the 5000m, crossing the finish line in 14:81.51 to take second.

In the field events, all three members of the weight throw broke their personal-best distances, with freshman Newlyn Stephenson (Gary, Ind.-Thea Bowman Leadership Academy) pacing the Eagles with a toss of 18.90m, which earned him first place in the event. Juniors Zach Harkey (Huron, Ohio-Huron) and Austin Hazek (Medina, Ohio-Medina) placed fourth and eighth with career-distances of 18.52m and 17.79m, respectively.

In the high jump invite, senior Travis McCuaig (Big Rapids, Mich.-Morley Stanwood) reached a career-height of 2.07m to place fourth, while freshmen James Thomas (New Castle, Pa.-Union Area) and Hayelom Fitsum (Denver, Colo.-Denver School of Science and Technology) each marked a height of 2.00m to take first place in the other event grouping, with Thomas' serving as a career-best.

The Green and White look to keep its momentum going as it enters the last meet of the indoor regular season Friday, Feb. 16 when it competes in the Alex Wilson Invite in South Bend, Ind.

Team Results

1. Eastern Michigan 122.50

2. Illinois State 41.50

3. GVSU 29

4. Marquette 24

5. Michigan State 18

5. Boulder Track Club 18

7. Eastern Illinois 13

8. Bowling Green 10

9. Central Michigan 8

10. Bradley 6

11. Loyola (Ill.) 4

12. Wis.-Milwaukee 3

13. Western Illinois 2

14. FIU 1

EMU Individual Results (*Denotes a personal record)

60m Hurdles Preliminaries

3. Devonte Findlay 8.08q

6. Ivan Suazo 8.10q

7. Frank Douglas 8.11*

30. Ryan Long 8.66

60m Hurdles Finals

4. Devonte Findlay 8.06

6. Ivan Suazo 8.19

7. Frank Douglas 8.23

60m Dash Preliminaries

3. Tyler Johnson 6.92q

7. Leighton Antonio 6.91q

18. Frank Douglas 7.03

20. Sean Beckom 7.04

32. Terrell Posada 7.11

60m Dash Finals

2. Tyler Johnson 6.80*

4. Leighton Antonio 6.86

600m Run

3. Derek Jones 1:22.45

7. Elijah Barber 1:23.40*

15. Trevor Marcus 1:26.08*


1. Tyler Brown 47.14

2. Tyler Johnson 47.38*

3. Owen Richardson 47.47*

9. Tyler Underwood 48.89


6. Csaba Matko 1:52.11

17. Tom Jozwiak 1:53.55*

23. Dan Kuhn 1:54.64*

32. Johnelle Joe 1:55.40

41. Roderic Wilson 1:56.85

51. Hayelom Fitsum 1:58.90


5. Hlynur Andresson 4:07.63

7. Lahsene Bouchikhi 4:09.46*

49. Caleb Hess 4:26.43

200m Dash

1. Owen Richardson 21.54

3. Tyler Johnson 21.61*

4. Tyler Brown 21.61

5. Leighton Antonio 21.64

3000m Run

4. Owen Day 8:12.95

25. Austin Wicker 8:31.22*

5000m Run

2. Nick Raymond 14:18.51*

9. Mitch Lenneman 14:31.09

30. Abel Flores 14:55.64

80. Hunter Moore 15:20.21

Long Jump Invite

3. Cameron Hart 7.05m

Long Jump

7. Kevin Smith 6.69m/21-11.50

10. Ryan Long 6.37m/20-10.75*

16. Drew Lament 5.70m/18-08.50

Triple Jump

2. Brandon Bolden 13.69m/44-11.00

3. Cameron Sorenson 13.66m/44-09.75

Triple Jump Invite

3. Micah Peters 14.75m/48-04.75

Shot Put

3. Jannik Schmitt 16.41m/53-10.25

Shot Put Invite

5. Zach Purcilly 17.08m/56-00.50

Weight Throw

1. Newlyn Stephenson 18.90m/62-00.25*

4. Zach Harkey 18.52m/60-09.25*

8. Austin Hazek 17.79m/58-04.50*

High Jump

1. James Thomas 2.00m/6-06.75*

1. Dennis Manyeah 2.00m/6-06.75

8. Drew Lament 1.85m/6-00.75

High Jump Invite

4. Travis McCuaig 2.07m/6-09.50*

9. Cameron Hart 1.97m/6-05.50

Pole Vault

9. Colin Etchen 4.70m/15-05.00

14. Zach Kubicki 4.55m/14-11.00