EMU Women - Eagles Victorious in GVSU Big Meet

EMU Women - Eagles Victorious in GVSU Big Meet

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ALLENDALE, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University women's track and field team finished its first competition of the weekend with a first-place finish at the GVSU Big Meet Friday, Feb. 9 in Allendale, Mich. The meet saw five individual first-place finishes, as well as six personal-records set.

Junior Jessica Harris (Slidell, La.-Slidell) and senior captain Jasmine Jones (Greensburg, Pa.-Hempfield) continued to dominate the 60m and 200m dash, as Harris claimed first in the 60m for the fourth time this season, while Jones earned the same placement in the 200m. Harris tied her impressive career-best 60m time of 7.48, before finishing closely behind Jones in the 200m, as Jones took home gold with a time of 24.08, while Harris placed second in 24.49.

Sophomore Micah Johnston (Toledo, Ohio-Toledo Christian) had an impressive outing in the 400m, earning first place while tying her personal record of 54.92. Junior Ayanna O'Neal (Cincinnati, Ohio-Withrow) also had a solid day in the 60m hurdles, capturing first place as she posted a personal-best, crossing the finish line in 8.50 while crushing her old time by nearly two tenths of second.

As for the field events, senior Dace Dreimane (Ventspils, Latvia-Ventspils Gymnasium No. 1) turned in a pair of strong performances, placing first in the triple jump with a distance of 12.61m before taking second in the long jump with a mark of 5.70m. Fellow senior Allyson Goff (White Lake, Mich.-Walled Lake Northern) also earned second place in her respective long jump group, reaching a length of 5.78m.

A group of distance runners will take part in the Husky Invite tomorrow, Feb. 10, in Seattle, Wash. Fans can follow along via live stream by clicking here, or with live stats by clicking here. Additionally, both links are available on the schedule page located on EMUEagles.com

Team Results

1. Eastern Michigan 80

2. Illinois State 55

3. Northern Illinois 46

4. GVSU 44

5. Bowling Green 39

6. FIU 24.50

7. Central Michigan 21.50

8. Marquette 21

9. Wis.-Milwaukee 18

10. Loyola (Ill.) 17

11. Michigan State 7

12. Oakland 6

13. Eastern Illinois 5

14. Detroit Mercy 4

15. Western Illinois 2

EMU Individual Results (*Denotes personal record)

60m Hurdles Preliminaries

3. Ayanna O'Neal 8.70q

6. Tifani Byrd 8.86q

60m Hurdles Finals

1. Ayanna O'Neal 8.50*

7. Tifani Byrd 8.79

60m Dash Preliminaries

2. Jessica Harris 7.58q

12. Brittni Mason 7.76

22. Allyson Goff 7.84*

32. Kristine Bourg 7.92

60m Dash Finals

1. Jessica Harris 7.48

600m Run

27. Elisa Hendriksen 1:46.67

400m Dash

1. Micah Johnston 54.92

6. Michaela Nelms 56.48

18. Keypathwa Gibson 57.57

800m Run

29. Claire Mesa 2:17.02

40. Madison Distelrath 2:19.51*

42. Jocelyn Sharpe 2:21.24


8. Madison Distelrath 4:56.89*

200m Dash

1. Jasmine Jones 24.08

2. Jessica Harris 24.49

23. Brittni Mason 25.60

5000 Run

24. Ashleigh Simonis 17:28.96*

36. Tarynn Cullings 17:40.54*

118. Abbigail Stemple 20:01.60

Long Jump Invite

2. Dace Dreimane 5.70m/18-08.50

Long Jump

2. Allyson Goff 5.74m/18-10.00

16. Elisa Hendriksen 5.13m/16-10.00

20. Catherine Mittiga 4.97m/16-03.75

23. Gianna Salzbrunn 4.83m/15-10.25

Triple Jump

1. Dace Dreimane 12.61m/41-04.50

4. Crystal Washington 11.83m/38-09.75

Shot Put

23. Kadian Clarke 12.43m/40-09.50

Weight Throw

15. Kadian Clarke 15.82m/51-11.00

29. Savanah Luthman 13.12m/43-00.50

30. Jaycie Harris 12.51m/41-00.50

High Jump

7. Emily Westers 1.59m/5-02.50

Pole Vault

9. Graysen Simmons 3.57m/11-08.50

15. Rebekah Carr 3.42m/11-02.50