Track and Field Slated for Three-Meet Weekend

YPSILANTI, Mich. ( – The Eastern Michigan University track and field teams are slated for a packed weekend as the Eagles will attend the Tyson Invitational, hosted by the University of Arkansas; the Music City Challenge, hosted by Vanderbilt University; and the David Hemery Valentine Invite, hosted by Boston University, Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10.
Meet Information and How to Follow: Tyson Invitational
The meet will begin at 3 p.m. CT, Friday, and 12:30 p.m. CT, Saturday, at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark. Fans can tune in to a live stream via the SEC Network Plus here for Friday’s action and here for Saturday’s competition. A live stats link can be found on the EMU track and field schedule pages the day of the meet.
Meet Information and How to Follow: Music City Challenge
The Music City Challenge will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT, Friday, and 9:30 a.m. CT, Saturday, at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility in Nashville, Tenn. There will be no live stats, however a live stream is available for both days. Fans can click here for Friday’s live stream and here for Saturday’s.
Meet Information and How to Follow: David Hemery Valentine Invite
Competition will kick off in Boston, Mass., at 9 a.m. both Friday and Saturday. Fans can follow along with both live stats and a live stream each day of action. The live stats link can be accessed here while the live stream link can be found here.
Last Time Out: at Meyo Invitational, Feb. 2-3
In the women’s open 800m run, Chloie Musta (Mesick, Mich./Cadillac) secured a first-place finish for the Eagles in a personal-best 2:09.30, moving herself up the EMU program top 10 from No. 10 to No. 9. Sophie Emin (Easton, Pa./Easton Area/Rutgers) also ran a career-best in the race as she finished in 2:15.24.
Miranda Cadwell (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South) earned a top spot as the graduate student placed second in the Adam Beltran open weight throw with a toss of 18.04m (59-02.25). In the same event, Aleah Johnson (Botkins, Ohio/Botkins) secured a personal-best outing as she threw the weight 15.88m (52-01.25).
The open mile run was also a strong showing for the Green and White women as Anita Zaro (Timisoara, Romania/Faculty of Physical Education and Sport) and Elena Wheeler (Plymouth, Mich./Salem) each ran a personal-best race in 4:55.35 and 5:22.62, respectively.
Faith Rono (Eldoret, Kenya/Middle Tennessee State) set a personal-best by 11 seconds as she ran the 3,000m in 9:38.47, topping her previous personal-best (9:49.38).
For the men, Lachlan Cornelius (Queensland, Australia/Anglican Church Grammar School) and Tajay Roberts (Sunrise, Fla./Dillard) earned high finishes as Cornelius ran a personal-best in the 600m in 1:20.04, finishing sixth, while Roberts clocked in at 49.25 in the open 400m dash, also placing sixth.
In the Adam Beltran weight throw, Jake McEachern (Lloydminster, Alberta/Lloydminster Comprehensive) set a personal-best for the second consecutive meet as the freshman had a toss of 19.08m (62-07.25) for a seventh-place finish.
Both Ty Dailey (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) and Sam Peterson (Charlevoix, Mich./Charlevoix) earned personal-best times as Dailey completed the open 800m in 1:54.65 and Peterson finished the Ryan Shay 3,000m run in 8:26.64.
Up Next
Eastern will return to the University of Michigan for the third time this indoor season, as the Eagles will take on competition at the Silverston Invitational at the U-M Indoor Track and Field Building, Friday, Feb. 16.

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