Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Senior Renaldo Powell and sophomore Bridget Doughty led the Chippewas this weekend as they competed at the University of Tennessee and Western Kentucky University on Apr. 13 and 14. Powell ran a career-best 14.15 in the 110m hurdles at the Sea Ray Relays, while Doughty ran a season-best 1:01.24 in the 400m hurdles at the Hilltopper Relays.
Tennessee, WKU Good Test for Chippewas

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Central Michigan track and field team sent some of its best sprinters and hurdlers to the Sea Ray Relays at the University of Tennessee on Friday.

“The competition was strong at Tennessee this weekend. It was good to see our kids come out strong and compete with some of the best,” said director of track and field Willie Randolph.

With a new personal best time of 14.15, senior Renaldo Powell finished fifth in the 110m hurdles. Powell’s 14.15 gives him the 28th best time in the east regional, 47th best time in the nation, according to TFRRS.com. The top-48 athletes in the East Region go on to compete at the NCAA East Regional in Releigh, N.C. on May 23.

Sophomore Bridget Doughty finished third in the women’s 400m-hurdle race with a time of 1:02.06. In the men’s race, junior Parker Scott took 12th, while freshman Ziemowit Dutkiewicz took 14th. Scott’s time was 53.60, while Dutkiewicz ran a 53.77. Both qualified for the 2013 MAC Outdoors Conference meet.

In the 400m races, junior Shawntoreah Turk finished 13th in the women’s race with a time of 57.27. On the men’s side, junior Clay Holman finished 16th with a mark of 49.07.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - After competing at the Sea Ray Relays on Friday, the Central Michigan track and field team sent the group of sprinters and hurdlers, with two long jumpers to the Hilltopper Relays at Western Kentucky University on Saturday.

“We used this weekend to prepare for the MAC Championship meet. Competing on back-to-back days tested this group of kids and they stepped up,” said director of track and field Willie Randolph.

All the athletes that competed placed within the top-10 in their events.

Following a third-place finish at Tennessee on Friday, sophomore Bridget Doughty was able to claim first in the 400m hurdles with a season-best time of 1:01.24.

In the men’s 400m hurdles, junior Parker Scott and freshman Ziemowit Dutkiewicz finished in fourth and fifth place respectively. Scott ran a 53.69, while Dutkiewicz ran 53.9.

Senior Renaldo Powell took second in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.39.

In the 200m races, juniors Clay Holman and Shawntoreah Turk finished eighth and 10th in their respective races. Holman ran a 22.01 in the men’s race while Turk ran a 25.40 in the women’s.

Holman also ran the 200m-race, placing sixth with a time of 48.98.

Sophomore Dee Smith qualified in the men’s long jump with a mark of 23-04.5. This mark gave Smith a third place finish. Freshman Craig Mauldin finished seventh with a mark of 21-00.5.

The Chippewas did not attend the NU Open at Northwood University due to weather conditions.

Men's Automatic Qualifiers Women's Automatic Qualifiers

Craig Mauldin

Triple Jump: 46-11.00

Milica Kuldizan

Javelin: 138-00

Renaldo Powell (28)

110mH: 14.34

Kyleigh Young

Javelin:139-10

Calvin Jackson

Hammer: 180-04

Devene Brown (10)

Discus: 168-04

 Ethan Lievense (13)

Steeplechase: 9:00.36

Bridget Doughty

400mH: 1:01

Ben Wynsma (45)

Steeplechase: 9:13.37

Sam Stein

High Jump: 5-06

 

Marsielle McBeam

High Jump: 05-06

 

Maddie Ribant (29)

Steeplechase: 10:36.06

 

Krista Parks

5000m: 17:02.29

Highlighted athletes currently
rank top-48 in the East Region(rank follows)

 
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