Eastern Athletics gain experience at GVSU Big Meet

ALLENDALE, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – Eastern Michigan University’s athletics program gained valuable experience at Grand Valley State University’s big meet today, Feb. 11, inside the Kelly Family Sports Center.

How did it happen
Graduate student Kadian Clarke (Kingston, Jamaica-Immaculate Conception) broke the school shot put record with a throw of 21.54 m. As of today, that distance would rank 15th in the nation. The thrower also placed first in the shot put with a throw of 15.5m. This mark is a personal best and good for second place in program history.

The women’s distance runners put in an excellent performance with three personal bests in the mile, highlighted by the juniors by Lexi Seifert (Waterford, Pennsylvania – Villa Maria Academy) 4:52.37 time. Moreover, second Esme Davies (Lake District England-Queen Elizabeth Grammar School) improved his 5000m time to 17:13.15.

Junior Alysse Wade (Mansifled, Ohio-St. Peter’s) recorded a season best clip of 8.55 in the 60m hurdles for second place overall. Heading into the competition, the fastest time in 60 hours in the Mid-American Conference was 8.57. Second year Almighty Williamson (Baltimore, Md.-Digital Harbor (Barton CC)) finished second in the same event with a personal best 7.87.

On the men’s side, graduate student Taige Bryant (Edmond, Okla.-Edmond Memorial) won the shot put with a personal best 23.01m. Elsewhere, senior Chukwusom Enekwechi (Valley Stream, NY-Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences) was impressive. He recorded a personal best in the shot put at 18.72m.

Dating Notes
Great GVSU meeting
February 11, 2022 | Allendale, Mich.
* = Personal record, # = School record, NH = No height

Individual results for men
60m preliminaries
34. Georges Gage 7.15

4. Kaleb Simpson 9:40 p.m.
15. Kyle Martin 22.13
20. Almighty Williamson 10:15 p.m.
35. Georges Gage 22.53

22. Thirty Barron 49.36*

50. Derek Jones 1:54.48
38. Linus Vennemann 1:53.88
85. Luke Brown 2:00.59

9. Salomon Costa 4:07.96*
21. Marcus Kemp 4:12.59*
25. Linus Vennemann 4:12.96*
61. Luke Brown 4:24.39*
Ronald Brandel DNF

3000m – Heat 3
11. Ian Cook 9:07.60

5000m – Heat 1
15. Toby Galter 14:27.19

5000m – Heat 2
12. Josh Hill 14:33.05
30. Chris Devaney 15:22.99

5000m – Heat 3
22. Noah Perrin 14:58.81
Mouad Abdulaziz DNF

60H Preliminaries
seven. payne wylie 8.01q
9. Almighty Williamson 8.11q
11. Dante Lander 8.12

60H Finals
2. Almighty Williamson 7.87*
4. payne wylie 7.90*

4x400m relay
3. Eastern Michigan ‘A’ – Dante Lander, Richie Sadler, Thirty Barron, Kaleb Simpson 3:15.01

big jump
3. Brendan’s Hill 1.92m

Invitation to the high jump
8. Ousman Kamara 1.95
11. Cayden Spencer Thompson 1.91

long jump
13. Cayden Spencer Thompson 6.21m
Dahndray Holmes MISTAKE

Invitation to the long jump
6. Baboucar Sallah-Mohammed 7.03m

Triple jump
1. Dahndray Holmes 14.22m

Triple jump invite
1. Baboucar Sallah-Mohammed 14.78m
2. Richie Sadler 14.65m

Invitation to the shot put
3. Chukwusom Enekwechi 18.72m*

Shot put
seven. Chukwusom Enekwechi 17.69m
Kevin Fofanah MISTAKE

Invitation to the shot put
1. Taige Bryant 23.01m*
2. Newlyn Stephenson 21.25m

Individual results women
ten. Kilani Harvey 24.69
13. Keypathwa Gibson 24.89

2. Mayor Edwards 54.64*
6. Noriyah Johnson 56.06*
8. Sarah Walkes 56.24*
20. Keypathwa Gibson 57.97
25. Tiffany Cernej Garcia 58.40

17. Maleah Scott 1:44.57*
26. Lindsay Bush 1:51.34

61. Rebecca Odusola 2:22.94
13. Chevonne Wheeler 2:13.61
31. Lexi Seifert 2:16.36
63. Chloe Musta 2:26.12

seven. Lexi Seifert 4:52.37*
20. Faith Rono 4:59.09*
22. Julia Pleskaczynska 4:59.68*

3000m – Heat 2
9. Marta Moreno 10:04.46*
ten. Sophie Ivanko 10:05.97

5000m – Heat 2
14. Esme Davies 17:31.15*

5000m – Heat 3
19. Kaitlyn St. Bernard 17.58.25

60H Preliminaries
4. Alysse Wade 8.74Q
6. Angel Gazaway 8.79Q
16. Brenna Cavanaugh 8.86
30. Morgan Iverson 9:20 a.m.
41. Chevonne Wheeler 9.62

60H Finals
2. Alysse Wade 8.55
5. Angel Gazaway 8.72

4x400m relay
2. Eastern Michigan ‘A’ – Sarah Walkes, Tiffany Cernej Garcia, Noriyah Johnson, Chevonne Wheeler 3:44.42
12. Eastern Michigan ‘B’ – Maleah Scott, Rebecca Odusola, Chloe Musta, Lindsay Bush 3:59.47

big jump
2. Morgan Iverson 1.52m

Invitation to the high jump
2. Quintella Johnson 1.73m

Pole vault
8. Maura Lane 3.66m
14. Nicole Bow 3.41m
18. Fleur van der Tilleul 3.26m

Invitation to the long jump
9. Nina Ward 5.57m

long jump
3. Brenna Cavanaugh 5.70m*
15. Antonia Woods 5.38m
16. Nyla Joseph Guevara 5.37m

Triple jump
8. Antonia Woods 10.77m
seven. Leila Toran 10.83m

Shot put
2. Miranda Cadwell 13.76m
22. Safeya Woolcock 11.21m*
24. Zahira Paul 9.32m*

Invitation to the shot put
1. Kadian Clarke 15.50m*

Shot put
15. Isabelle Brent 13.68m*
18. Safeya Woolcock 11.23m

Invitation to the shot put
1. Kadian Clarke 21.54m#
5. Miranda Cadwell 18.81m

Hen Harrier Baldvin Magnusson (Akureyri, University of Iceland-Hull) will travel to the Boston University Track & Tennis Center tomorrow where he will compete in the 3000m. Saturday’s race will start at 7:15 p.m. and can be viewed on Flo Track. For updates on all things EMU Cross Country and Athletics, keep checking EMUEagles.com or follow the team on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @EMUXC_TF.

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