Updated on May 14 after learning more information.
The Eastern Michigan’s men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships in Muncie, Ind. from May 9-11. The Eagles won four individual event titles combined on day three of the championships but both teams fell short in the team competition as the women finished in third place and the men took second place.
For the men’s team, they came into the event as the defending champions after their victory in the 2018 MAC Championships. Terrell Posada earned the Eagles their first event title of the championships with his first place finish in the 100-meter event with a time of 10.46 seconds. Posada came close to earning another title after coming in second in the 200-meter race.
While Posada got the day started on a good note for the Eagles, Tyler Underwood was the main story for the men’s team. He brought home an event title and an individual performance award. Underwood came in first place in the 200-meter event with a time of 20.95 seconds for the last men's event title of the day. Underwood also won the Most Outstanding Track Performer award.
The Eagles’ winning ways came off the field as well, as coach Sterling Roberts won the Assistant Coach of the Year Award for his work with the men’s team. Roberts also won the same award during the indoor portion of the season.
The women's team got off to a very rough start on day one of the championships, finishing in 12th place and they
would finish in 11th place on day two. But on the third day, the team mounted a comeback that saw them finish in third place in overall competition.
While most of the event titles that the Eagles won on day three of the championships came from individual events, as the Eagles were able to win the 4x100-meter relay event with a time of 45.04 seconds from the team of Jessica Harris, Micha Johnston, Brittni Mason and Kolby Ganther.
Sydney Myers ended the day and her last MAC Championship with a first place finish in the 5,000-meter event with a time of 16:45.28 seconds. Myers also finished in fourth place in the 1,500-meter event with a time of 4:30.04 seconds.
The Akron Zips were able to fend off steep competition from the Eagles to win the MAC Championship for both their men’s and women’s teams. For the men, it is their eighth title in program history, while the women won their third straight title.
Next on the schedule for both teams is the NCAA East Regional Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Fla. from May 23-25.