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Track & Field 2k21: Eastern Michigan Outdoor Recap

by Winners Only 13 days ago in culture · updated 12 days ago

A look at the Eagles who flew high in 2k21

Alysse Wade

Track Stars App presents the Track & Field 2k21 College Review series. In this series we will review the outdoor seasons of various college programs around the nation.

Eastern Michigan 's Top Marks

100 meters, Alyson Davis, Freshman, 11.64

200 meters, Mair Edwards, Sophomore, 24.07

400 meters, Mair Edwards, Sophomore, 54.50

800 meters, Chevonne Wheeler, Sophomore, 2:11.56

1,500 meters, Karlie Swanson, Senior, 4:27.91

5,000 meters, Karlie Swanson, Senior, 16:54.60

10,000 meters, Sofia Ivanko, Junior, 36:18.70

100-meter hurdles, Alysse Wade, Sophomore, 13.87

400-meter hurdles, Tiffany Cernej-Garcia, Sophomore, 1:00.32

400-meter relay, Alyson Davis, Micah Johnston, Brittni Mason, Kolby Ganther, 45.42

1,600-meter relay, Tiffany Cernej-Garcia, Mair Edwards, Keypathwa Gibson, Micah Johnston, 3:42.08

High Jump, Quintella Johnson, Senior, 1.82

Pole Vault, Graysen Simmons, Junior, 3.88

Long Jump, Nina Ward, Sophomore, 6.31

Triple Jump, Alisha St. Louis, Senior, 12.06

Shot Put, Kadian Clarke, Junior, 14.83

Discus Throw, Miranda Cadwell, Freshman, 45.66

Hammer Throw, Kadian Clarke, Junior, 58.87

Javelin Throw, Kristine Bourg, Senior, 44.07

Heptathlon, Gianna Salzbrunn, Senior, 4,400

Eastern Michigan finished second as a team at the Mid American Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Alyson Davis was second at the conference championship in the 100 meters final at 11.77. Alysse Wade won the Mid American Conference gold in the 100-meter hurdles at 13.87. Prior to that victory she claimed her first outdoor victory of the season at the Golden Grizzlies Mini Meet a week before with a time of 13.94.

Below: Alyson Davis, Micah Johnston, Brittni Mason and Kolby Ganther

The Eagles got a first place finish in the 400-meter relay behind the feet of Davis, Micah Johnston, Brittni Mason and Kolby Ganther who won at 45.64. Eastern Michigan got 400-meter relay wins during the season at the Bobcat Invitational and Grizzly PR Classic as well.

Below: Quintella Johnson

Quintella Johnson was Eastern Michigan's standout high jumper as she won the conference championship with a mark of 1.78 meters. She followed that victory with a win at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, clearing a career best height of 1.82. She qualified for the NCAA Track & Field Championships in the long jump where she placed 16th overall. Nina Ward placed second in the conference championship long jump competition. Her mark of 5.89 meters earned her a silver medal and was her best placing at a meet during the outdoor season.

Above: Kristine Bourg

Kristine Bourg earned second place for the Eagles in the javelin throw at the Mid American Conference meet. The senior threw 44.07 which was her all-time best attempt. Her win capped off a successful outdoor season where she also won the javelin throw at the Bobcat Invitational, the Grizzly PR Classic and the Knights Invite.

Other Eagles of note who contributed to the team's success are Mair Edwards and Micah Johnston who placed fifth and seventh respectively at the conference championship in the 200 meters. The duo also placed sixth and eighth respectively in the 400 meters. Edwards earned her lone outdoor win during the outdoor season at the Grizzly PR Classic. Johnston had success prior to the conference meet with a third place finish at the USF Bulls Invite in the 400 meters and a runner-up finish in the 200 at Spec Towns Invitational. She also had a second place 400 meters finish at the Grizzly PR Classic.

Hammer thrower Kadian Clark placed fourth at the conference championship with a mark of 58.87. She earned three straight wins in the hammer throw at the Grizzly PR Classic, Knights Invite and Golden Grizzlies Mini Meet. The junior also had a strong season in the shot put event with wins at the Grizzly PR Classic and the Knights Invite. She placed second in the shot put at the Spec Towns Invitational and Golden Grizzlies Mini Meet.

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