Chippewas seek to keep momentum in back-to-back weekend meets

This weekend will be a busy one for the Central Michigan track teams, with the Cardinal Invitational on Friday at 2:30 and the Eastern Michigan Quadrangular on Saturday at 10 a.m. 

The Cardinal Invitational will be in Saginaw, while the Eastern Michigan Quadrangular will take place on Eastern Michigan’s campus in Ypsilanti.

Head coach Mark Guthrie said he's impressed with the where the team stands currently, but knows it’ll take a few weeks before they are at top strength.

"It’s not like football or basketball,” he said. “It all comes down to the championship meet, and it’ll take a few meets before we’re at that level.”

The Chippewas' latest meet was last Friday at the Doug Hansen Invitational where the men’s and women’s teams combined for 14 first place finishes in the 28 events in which they competed.

At the Jack Skoog Triangular nearly two weeks ago, the women’s team took first place while the men took second.

The throwing duo of senior Dylan Banagis and freshman Logan Targgart seek to continue their strong start to the season. At both meets, the two finished in first and second in the men’s weight throw, respectively. 

By finishing first in both meets for the men’s 800-meter run, junior Scott Cousino hasn’t missed a beat since finishing in second for the lone December meet.

Taking first in three separate events in the two previous meets, freshman Nadia Williams for the women’s team has really impressed, Guthrie said. She won the 200 last Friday and the 60 meter dash and the long jump at the Jack Skoog Triangular.

Senior Kelly Schubert has lived up to the hype Guthrie had for her at the start of the season, taking first in the mile at the Jack Skoog and first in the 3,000 at the Doug Hansen.