Women finish on top at EMU Triangular

The Eastern Michigan University women’s track and field team finished in first place with 116 points at the EMU Triangular right here in Ypsilanti on Saturday, Jan. 28. The Eagles finished ahead of Central Michigan and Kent State.

In the 60m dash, three Eagles finished in the top five, as junior Jasmine Jones finished in second place with a time of 7.63 sec, sophomore Jessica Harris finished in third place with a time of 7.65, and freshman Brittni Mason finished in fourth place with a time of 7.69. Freshman Kristine Bourg also finished in ninth place with a time of 8.05 sec. In the 200m dash, Jasmine Jones finished in first place and put up a personal best time of 24.37. The Eagles also had another top five finisher as Brittni Mason finished in fifth place while also putting up a personal best time of 25.36.

Eastern Michigan owned the 400m dash, as four of the top five spots were filled by Eagles. Freshman Micah Johnston finished in first place with a personal best time of 56.79 sec, sophomore Jocelyn Sharpe finished in third place with a time of 59.27, senior Khadesha James finished in fourth place with a time of 59.52 and sophomore Emiesha Burrell finished in fifth place with a time of 59.63.

In the 800m run, three of the top five spots belonged to EMU, as junior Natalie Cizmas finished in the top spot with a time of 2:09.29, a personal best time, junior Rebekah Branham finished in fourth place with a time of 2:15.03 and junior Claire Mesa finished in fifth place with a time of 2:16.03. In the mile run, two Eagles filled the top two spots as sophomore Sydney Myers finished first with a personal best time of 4:47.03 and junior Jordann McDermitt finished second with a time of 4:48.54. Two Eagles put up personal best times in the 3000m run, as junior Lauren Pottschmidt finished second with a time of 10:07.27 and sophomore Allie Knoll finished third with a time of 10:10.47.

In the 60m hurdles, Tifani Byrd finished second with a time of 8.73 seconds, senior Dayna Hurd finished fourth with a time of 8.98 seconds, freshman Gianna Salzbrunn finished ninth with a time of 9.84 seconds, and freshman Elisa Hendricksen finished tenth with a time of 10.30 seconds.

In the high jump, two Eagles finished in the top ten as Gianna Salzbrunn finished in third place with a jump of 1.60m and freshman Kelly Brown finished seventh place with a jump of 1.50m. In the pole vault, four Eagles finished in the top ten as senior Jenina Pollatz finished in second place with a mark of 4.10m, senior Natalie Uy finished in third place with a mark of 3.95m, Kristine Bourg finished in ninth place with a mark of 3.35m, and sophomore Rebekah Carr finished in tenth place with a mark of 3.20m.

Junior Dace Dreimane finished in first place at the long jump with a jump of 5.84m. Another Eagle also finished in the top five at the long jump as Gianna Salzbrunn placed fifth with a jump of 5.10m. Dace Dreimane also finished in first place in the triple jump with a mark of 10.42m.

In the shot put event, two Eagles finished in the top ten as sophomore Jada Taylor finished fifth place with a mark of 10.32m and sophomore Morgan Turner finished in sixth place with a mark of 9.91m. In the weight throw, Eastern Michigan had three top ten finishes as Morgan Taylor finished in fifth place with a mark of 15.60m, Jada Taylor finished in sixth place with a mark of 14.43m, and senior Megan Pendleton finished in seventh place with a mark of 14.36m.

The Eagles had a strong showing at the EMU Triangular and now turn their attention to the Akron Invitational on Friday, Feb. 3 in Akron, Ohio. 


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