CMU - Joseph Leads Chippewas At Jesse Owens

CMU - Joseph Leads Chippewas At Jesse Owens

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Andy Sneddon,

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Avery Joseph placed first in the javelin to lead the Central Michigan contingent over the weekend at the Jesse Owens Track Classic at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Stadium.

Joseph, a junior from the U.S. Virgin Islands, won the College-Open Division with a toss that measured 201 feet, 7 inches, which is a personal best.

The Chippewas garnered 18 top-10 finishes in the two-day meet.

Megan McElroy and Nadia Williams led the CMU women with second-place finishes, McElroy in the javelin (146-11) and Williams in the long jump (19-9 ¾). Williams also placed third in the 100-meter dash (11.81 seconds).

CMU's Erin Howard earned a pair of third places, the first in the shot put (51-7 ¾) and the second in the discus (165-2). The other third place for the CMU women came from Emily Helfrich in the high jump (5-4 ¾).

Also for the CMU women, Marissa Dunn was fourth in the hammer throw (178-5), Gabrielle Beauvais placed seventh in the 200 (24.13), Wendy Szuminski finished eighth in the javelin (134-9), and Aisha Jackson placed ninth in the 100 hurdles (14.53).

For the CMU men, Shane Moffo was fifth in the 110 hurdles (14.40), Jack Dodge was sixth in the 200 (21.45), Logan Targgart was eighth in the hammer throw (191-5), and Ali Taha and Lorenzo Wells turned in 10th-place finishes, Wells in the 100 (10.79) and Taha in the long jump (20-9 ¾)

The Chippewas also placed fourth in two relays, the 4x100 and the 4x400.

Virginia Challenge

The Chippewas recorded four top-five finishes at the Virginia Challenge.

CMU's Carissa Gobi was second and Anna Garcia Arias was fifth in the women's steeplechase, while Bransen Stimpfel was third in the men's steeplechase. Gobbi finished in 11:15.32, Arias clocked in at 11:32.52, and Stimpfel came in at 9:17.53.

CMU's other top-five finish came from Emmett Smrcka in the men's 800 (1:54.78).

The Chippewas also got 11th-place finishes from Kirsten Olling and Logan Kleam in their respective 10,000-meter races. Olling finished the women's race in 35:28.39, while Kleam finished the men's race in 30:09.14.