Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Bridget Doughty and the women's squad look to open up 2013 strong at the CMU Open.
Chippewas to Use CMU Open as Preparation

MOUNT PLEASANT - The Central Michigan Track and Field teams look to begin 2013 with a strong start this Friday, as they host the CMU Open.

Competing against the Chippewas will be Oakland University, University of Detroit-Mercy, Ferris State University, Marygrove College, Aquinas University and Macomb Community College.

The Chippewas are looking to use this meet to gauge where student-athletes are physically and mentally, in preparation for larger meets coming up. This is the first meet the Chippewas will be fielding a full team, though most athletes will not be competing in their main events.

During the meet, there will be a presentation of the Track and Field supporters and donors who have been influential in the rise of the program. Donors to be recognized are Robin and Mark Thompson, Scott Binder, Bill Thompson and Dr. Anthony and his wife.

The meet will be held at the Jack Skoog Track, located inside the Indoor Athletic Complex. Field events start at 4 p.m., and running events will follow around 6 p.m.

This is the first of two indoor home meets for the Chippewas.