Chippewa Track & Field Goes West, And To Oakland

CMU senior Ziemowit Dutkiewicz, the 2016 Mid-American Conference champion in the 400-meter hurdles, will make his 2017 outdoor debut on Saturday as the Chippewas compete in the Oakland Golden Grizzly Invitational.
April 14, 2017

Mt. San Antonio College Relays
Friday, April 14 • Murdock Stadium at El Camino College • Torrance, Calif. • @CMUtrack

Oakland Golden Grizzly Invitational
Saturday, April 15 • Oakland Track & Field Complex • Rochester, Mich. • @CMUtrack

• Central Michigan track & field athletes are scheduled to compete in two events this weekend, the Mt. San Antonio College Relays and the Oakland Golden Grizzly Invitational.

• CMU will send eight athletes – all distance runners – to California for the Mt. SAC Relays. The Chippewas’ Megan O’Neil and Luke Anderson will compete in the women’s and men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, respectively. O’Neil is ranked fifth and Anderson is sixth in the Great Lakes Region by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

• Also scheduled to compete in the Mt. SAC Relays for CMU: Kelly Schubert, women’s 10,000-meter run; Kelsey Ross, women’s 800; Scott Cousino, men’s 800; Hannah Davis, women’s 5,000; Joseph Emmanuel, men’s 5,000l; and Silas DeKalita, men’s 5,000.

• The majority of the Chippewas will remain in-state and compete on Saturday at the Golden Grizzly Invitational. There is at least one CMU competitor entered in 30 of the 36 scheduled events.

• Scheduled to join the Chippewas and the host Grizzlies are Macomb Community College, Davenport, Grand Valley State, and Detroit Mercy, along with perennial Mid-American Conference powerhouse Eastern Michigan.

• CMU sophomore triple-jumper Jake Peister will take his No. 7 USTFCCCA ranking into competition this week as he looks to clear 15 meters for the first time this season.

• The Chippewas’ Ziemowit Dutkiewicz, 2016 outdoor conference champion in the men’s 400-meter hurdles, will compete in the event for the first time this season in the event.

• The Chippewas will also try their hand at the women’s 4x100-meter relay for the first time in this outdoor season. Ja’La Taylor, Nadia Williams, Samantha Cuneo and Doofanter Nyamor have been assembled to represent the CMU women in the event.

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