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Track preps for MAC

(02/17/13 11:30pm)

The Eastern Michigan University men’s and women’s track and field teams took a short trip to the Silverston Invitational in Ann Arbor Saturday for one final tune-up before the Mid-American Conference championships. Both teams performed admirably despite only sending partial squads, turning in very strong performances against stiff competition.

Track and field season comes to an end

(06/13/13 12:22pm)

As the lone representative of the Eastern Michigan University track and field team, as well as the sole Mid-American Conference runner, Sophomore Victoria Voronko’s season came to an end over the weekend as she finished 21st in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Ore. Voronko finished with a time of 10 minutes, 30.5 seconds, finishing nine spots shy of qualifying for the finals. 2012 Olympian and Colorado University senior Emma Coburn went on to capture the 3,000-meter steeplechase title in 9:35.38, while Florida State University sophomore Colleen Quigley and Weber State University junior Amber Henry placed second and third with times of 9:38.23 and 9:43.89, respectively. This is Coburn’s third overall national title as she captured the 2011 and 2013 indoor steeplechase titles. Other Notable Championship Results: University of Michigan redshirt sophomore Amanda Eccleston finished fifth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:14.56 to earn All-America first team honors. University of Notre Dame senior Rebecca Tracy placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:14.42, while junior Alexa Aragon crossed the line eighth in 9:57.26. On the men’s side, Michigan junior Ali Arastu finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in 49.37.

Men’s track & field team runs over CMU, Buffalo

(02/05/14 6:26pm)

Eastern Michigan University’s men’s track and field team finished strong in the Mid-American Conference on Feb. 1 at home at Bowen Field House. EMU controlled its opponents Central Michigan University and the University at Buffalo with a total of 128.5 points. The Chippewas claimed second with 89.5 points and the Bulls finished third with 70 points.