The Eastern Michigan University men’s track and field team took home six event titles after competing at the Jack Skoog Open on Friday, Jan. 31. Three Eagles finished within the top-five in the 60-meter dash, while all three EMU runners that competed in the 200-meter dash, finished in the top-four.
In the 60-meter dash, sophomore Alec Frymier finished at first place as he finished with a mark of 6.91 seconds. His was mark was set for EMU’s fastest time of the season. Following behind for the Eagles was senior Sean Beckom II. He finished at fourth place with a time of 7.00 seconds. At fifth place was junior Terrance Hinds III. Hinds finished with a mark of 7.01 seconds.
Other Eagles listed in the 60-meter dash were freshmen Alexander Trower, Dorian Hooker II and Kyle Martin. Trower captured the eight spot with a mark of 7.15 seconds. Hooker finished at the 10th spot with a mark of 7.17 seconds. Lastly, Martin finished at 11th with a mark of 7.22 seconds.
In the 200-meter race, Trower finished second in the event with a mark of 22.99 seconds. At the third spot was Martin who finished at 23 seconds. Lastly, Hooker captured fourth place at 23.05 seconds. Competing in the 400-meter dash was freshmen Frankie Grey and Trent Barron. Grey captured the title with a time of 50.23. Barron finished second with a personal-best 50.33 seconds.
Three Eagles finished within the top-three in the 800-meter run. Roderic Wilson finished in first place during the event with a time of 1:55.90. Junior Derek Jones finished in second place with a time of 1:55.95. In third place was second-year athlete Ronald Brandal, who finished with a time of 1:57.41. Charlie Young finished last for the Eagles with a time of 2:00.27.
Two Eagles also competed in the 3,000-meter run. Austin Wicker, who is a redshirt junior, won the event with a time of 9:01.17. Sophomore Ian Cook finished at fourth place with a time of 9:17.18. Frymier was the only Eagle to compete in the 60-meter hurdles. He finished at fourth place with a time of 8.29 seconds.
The 4x400-meter relay team consisted of Young, Brandal, Jones, and Wilson. The team won the title with a time of 3:30.74. Another win also came from the triple jump. Baboucar Sallah-Mohammed finished at first place with a mark of 15.03 meters. Freshman Renfei Chang finished in third place at 12.08 meters.
Freshman Omar Ibrahim finished at third in shot put with a score 15.30 meters. Freshman Brian Jones finished ninth at 14.48 meters. Lastly, four Eagles competed in the weight throw. Redshirt senior Taige Bryant finished second with a personal-best mark of 20.42 meters. Following behind was freshman Kappa Bedoui and redshirt senior Zach Harkey who finished at third and fourth place, respectively.
Bedoui finished with a mark of 20.40-meters and Harkey finished with a personal-best mark of 20.26 meters. Finally, Ibrahim finished at sixth place with a mark of 16.59 meters. EMU will continue its indoor competition on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
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