The Eastern Michigan women’s track team ran away with five titles while at home hosting the Can Am Classic on Saturday, Jan. 25 in Bowen Field House. One of the seniors and co-captains Brittni Mason from Ohio, came close to beating her season best time in the 60-meter dash of 7.55.
Sophomore Alysse Wade also earned a season best of 8.63 in the 60-meter hurdles. Meanwhile, sophomores Angel Gazaway and Brenna Cavanaugh weren’t far behind earning third and place titles behind teammate Wade. The sophomores for EMU haven’t been afraid to show their talents on the track as fellow sophomore Tiffany Cernej-Garcia was crowned with the first place title in the 400-meter dash finishing with a 56.34.
The women’s track team did great in their relays (4x200 and 4x400.) They finished their 4x200 with the fastest time in that event with a 1:41:12 and the 4x400 finished in the top three. Some other highlights from the Can Am Classic was Brenna Cavanaugh in long jump event placing fourth, Morgan Iverson in the high jump earning sixth place, Emily Smith in the one-mile run placing third, Arianna Short in the 600-meter dash getting fifth and Allie Knoll in the 3000-meter run finishing in fifth place as well.
That wasn’t it for the Eagles, there were good scores in field events as well. Sophomore Nina Ward came in second place in the long jump with a leap of 5.60 meters and third in the high jump with a height of 1.60 meters. Nina placed second in the Dog Hansen Open last week with a high jump of 1.54 meters.
Junior Kadian Clarke of Kingston, Jamaica ranked third place in the weight throw at 18.25 meters while fellow junior Graysen Simmons placed fourth in the pole vault with a score of 3.75 meters. The Eagles women’s team will go on a short break before competing again at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend on Friday, Feb. 7. It is a two-day event. After that, the Eagles will attend the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale beginning on Feb. 14.