The Eastern Michigan men’s track and field team competed in the Cam Am Classic on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Bowen Fieldhouse in Ypsilanti. The Eagles competed in 17 events and had a first place finisher in eight of those. EMU was led by Baboucar Sallah-Mohammed, who won the long jump and triple jump events.
In the weight throw competition, the Eagles weren’t able to finish in first or second place as Kappa Bedoui took third place with a score of 20.87 meters. Taige Bryant was just outside the top-three at 20.29 meters and fourth place. Chukwusom Enekwechi did finish in first place in the shot put, recording a score of 18.66 meters.
As previously mentioned, Sallah-Mohammed was one of the major stars of the day winning both the long jump (7.42 meters) and triple jump (15.08 meters). Carlos Sanchez Juan earned third place in the long jump, coming in at 7.13 meters. Meanwhile Skyler Lester took second place in the high jump with 2.04 meters.
Moving onto the track races, Devonte Findlay finished first in the 60-meter hurdles. He clocked in at 7.95 seconds. The Eagles were also very successful in the one-mile race as EMU athletes finished in first, second, fourth and 10th place. Baldvin Magnusson took first place with a time of 4:11.11. Solomon Costa (4:16.31) earned second place.
In the 60-meter dash, no EMU player was able to finish in the top-three. However, Terrance Hinds III (7.00), Sean Beckom II (7.01) and Findlay (7.02) finished in fourth, fifth and sixth place. Ronald Brandal earned third place in the 1000-meter run, scoring a time of 2:32.84.
The Eagles failed to win either of the 400-meter and 600-meter races. With that said, though, EMU dominated the 800-meter run. Owen Day took home first place while Roderic Wilson grabbed second place. Their scores were 1:52.00 and 1:53.80, respectively.
In the 200-meter dash, Owen Richardson (21.71) finished in first place. The Eagles weren’t as good in the 300-meter dash, though, as Alec Frymier led the team with an 11th place finish. He clocked in at 36.04 seconds. The same can be said for the 3000-meter run as Chris Devaney led EMU with a time of 8:40.11.
Lastly, the Eagles competed in two relay races, winning one and finishing in fourth place in the other. EMU (A) clocked in with a final time of 3:22.38 in the 4x400-meter relay. That was the eighth and final victory of the day for the Eagles. In the 4x200-meter relay, EMU (A) finished in fourth place at 1:30.18.
The Eagles will have nearly a week off before returning to action on Friday, Jan. 31 in the Jack Skoog Open in Mount Pleasant. Eastern Michigan will then have more than a week off before going to the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind. which starts on Friday, Feb. 7 and is a two-day event.