Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
The Chippewas huddle as at team following the EMU Holiday Open.
Chippewas Iced at GVSU

ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Central Michigan track and field squad put on a frigid performance this weekend at the Big Meet at Grand Valley State University. 

"It was not a weekend we were looking for, but it is a weekend we will grow from. We will continue to move forward as a team toward the conference meet," said director of track and field Willie Randolph.

On Friday, the Chippewas failed to have any athletes finish in the top 10 in any 'invite' competitions.

Junior Ben Wynsma was the closest, finishing 11th in the men's mile race. Wynsma ran a 4:11.60, .04 seconds away from qualifying for the MAC Indoor Championships. Currently with this time, Wynsma ranks fifth in the mile in the MAC standings.

Other personal highlights included sophomore Katelyn Maylee and senior Charnele Lyons running personal records in the women's mile. Maylee ran a 5:20.30 mile, while Lyons ran a 5:02.81.

On Saturday, Freshman Marsielle McBeam won the 'open' high jump competition with a mark of 5-05.00. Teammate junior Sam Stein finished third with a jump of 5-03.00. 

Junior Kelly Morrissey finished second in the 'open' pole vault with a personal record of 11-11.75. 

"Adversity is something that every team faces. The difference is how we choose to grow from it. We will grow from it together, with persistance, focus and as a family."

The Chippewas host the Jack Skoog Invite on Friday, Feb. 15.

Men's Qualifiers
Women's Qualifiers

Ethan Lievense

Mile: 4:10.03

3000: 8:22.45


Maddie Ribant

Mile: 4:57.60

3000: 9:45.25


Kyle Stacks

Mile: 4:08.00

3000: 8:18.81


Krista Parks

3000: 9:54.93


Nate Ghena

5000: 14:51.70

Bridget Doughty

400: 56.37

Nathan Sanchez

800: 1:52.74

Marsielle McBeam

High Jump: 05-07

Ross Parsons

60m: 6.90


Ryan Brooks

60m: 6.91


Cory Noeker

60mH: 8:25


Chaz Bradshaw III

60mH: 8:32


Alex Rose

Shot Put: 55-08.89


Calvin Jackson

Weight Throw: 57-03.00


Dee Smith

Long Jump: 23-06.00


Craig Mauldin

Triple Jump: 46-11.00