Donald Scott jumps to number one on the NCAA leader board

Eastern Michigan jumper Donald Scott flies through the air during the long jump at the EMU Quad Invite on Jan. 9 at Bowen Field house in Ypsilanti.

Splitting the EMU men's track squad up Saturday doubled the Eagles’ success. The team competed in both the Akron Invitational in Akron, Ohio, and the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

In South Bend, Donald Scott not only placed first out of 16 in the triple jump, but he set an EMU record and a Meyo Invitational record with his personal best performance of 16.70 meters/54 feet 9.50 inches. Scott outpaced the field by almost a full meter and his jump placed him first on the NCAA leader board. Scott is now ranked fifth in the world in the triple jump.

The 4x400 relay team of Cameron Bolton, Jeff Elam, Matthew Williams and Mason Waynes also took home a first place out of 21, narrowly beating Ohio State by a little more than a tenth of a second with a time of 3:09.12.

At Akron in field competition, EMU's Anthony Jones placed second out-of-25 to JC Lambert by almost three-and-half meters in the weighted throw. Jones throw of 20.70 meters was the best throw of all the collegiate athletes at the event. However, Lambert's throw of 23.45 meters was the top throw of the day.

Track and field will again split up their squad, competing in Geneva, Ohio, at the SPIRE Invitational Feb. 13-14. and at Allendale, Michigan, at Grand Valley State University's "Big Meet" also Feb. 13.

EMU Individual Results (* represents a personal best; # is an EMU record; ^ signifies a MAC qualifying standard)

Meyo Invitational
400m Dash
15. Cooke, Mark 47.99*^
41. James, Nick 49.35*
800m Run
28. Sparks, Stephen 1:53.53
29. Ervin, Jason 1:53.60*
32. Bradley, Scott 1:53.68
Mile Run
6. Fink, Willy 4:02.61*^
22. Andresson, Hlynur 4:09.86*^
35. Raymond, Nick 4:14.01*
38. Lenneman, Mitch 4:14.68*
38. Witchell, Warren 4:14.68*
44. Hess, Caleb 4:15.65*
3000m Run
53. Trinh, Cameron 9:01.25
4x400m Relay
1. Bolton, Elam, Williams, Waynes 3:09.12
High Jump
15. O'Shea, James 1.95m/6-04.75
Triple Jump
1. Scott, Donald 16.70m/54-09.50*^#
Akron Invitational
Weight Throw Gold Division
2. Jones, Anthony 20.70m/67-11.00^
Heptathlon 1000m Run
4. Selvig, Levi 2:51.07 754
Heptathlon 60m Hurdles
4. Ijah, Solomon 8.47 867
Heptathlon Pole Vault
4. Selvig, Levi 4.30m/14-01.25* 702
Heptathlon Final
12. Selvig, Levi 4118
Shot Put Blue Division
2. Levering, Quinn 15.93m/53-03.25
3. Williams, Keith 15.52m/50-11.00
6. Hierholzer, Mike 15.17m/49-09.25
Weight Throw Blue Division
3. Wentz, Andrew 17.49m/57-04.75
7. Williams, Keith 16.67m/54-08.25


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