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Polish hurdler to return from recurring injuries

(04/12/17 7:34pm)

4,344 miles away from his hometown of Czempin, Poland, senior hurdler Ziemowit Dutkiewicz has continuously been one of Central Michigan’s finest track athletes, setting records and taking home trophies.At last year’s men’s Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships, Dutkiewicz – or “Z”, as his teammates and friends call him – was the only CMU runner to place first in any event.While his main event is the 400 hurdles, he’s shown skill in a variety of areas, including 200, 400, 500, and 600, and has also been part of the 4x400 relay team that holds the school record.Unfortunately for Z and his team, injuries have hampered his career.

Throwers shine at Baylor Invitational

(04/08/17 9:01pm)

Since the start of the outdoor season, head coach Mark Guthrie said Saturday’s Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas may host the best competition Central Michigan’s track & field team would see all year.As such, Guthrie said the focus would be on results, not necessarily the placings at individual events.Even so, many student-athletes shined in the face of hefty competition.

Olling of women's track's "Big Three" sidelined by injury

(03/29/17 12:07pm)

Before the season began, track & field head coach Mark Guthrie said he was particularly excited about three female athletes. Senior Kelly Schubert, junior Megan O’Neil, and junior Kirsten Olling were expected to lead the distance athletes, which Guthrie considered to be the strongest asset for the Central Michigan women’s team.“They all come from great high school programs,” Guthrie said, “While they’re obviously talented, it’s what's between the ears that sets them apart. I like to call them my ‘Big Three.’” Schubert took four top-five individual finishes in her five indoor meets, while O’Neil’s shining moment was setting the school record in the mile with a 4:49.13 finish in February.The two of them paired to be half of the distance medley relay as well.

Distance runners to Virginia, others to Alma in big weekend for track teams

(03/29/17 11:38am)

This weekend will be a stacked one for the Central Michigan’s track and field teams, with two sets of athletes going to either Alma or Virginia to compete.A few distance runners will be flying out to the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia to compete in the Colonial Relays Friday, while many of the short-distance runners and field athletes will head to Alma on Saturday April 1 for the Alma Invitational.The first runners in Virginia will start at 10 a.m.

O’Neil sets record for women’s mile at “The Big Meet”

(02/11/17 11:25am)

A CMU women’s record time of 4:49.13 by junior Megan O’Neil highlighted a strong performance for Central’s track team at “The Big Meet” in Allendale on Friday.O’Neil is one-third of the trio of outdoor distance runners Head Coach Mark Guthrie referred to as his “Big Three.”The other two are senior Kelly Schubert, who took fourth in the 5000 meter with a career-best 17:07.83, and Kirsten Olling.

Men's, women's track athletes record personal bests at Notre Dame Invite

(02/04/17 8:40pm)

Despite no Central Michigan track athletes taking first place, many Chippewas impressed at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, which coach Mark Guthrie previously described as a “crossroads.”A week before the meet, Gutherie said this weekend would show the CMU athletes whether they were “pretenders or the real deal.” He said his athletes proved the latter to be true. “Almost all of our athletes scored season or career bests,” Guthrie said.

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

(01/27/17 1:24pm)

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.