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2017 started off well for the Central Michigan track and
field team, with the women dominating the fieldand the men taking a narrow loss in the Jack Skoog Triangular.However, both teams should be extremely pleased with their
start to the season following the Christmas hiatus.
Competing for his father’s home country of Samoa has always
been a dream for former Central Michigan discus thrower Alex Rose.
A roundtrip flight from Detroit to Rio de Janeiro is $1,830 on Delta Air Lines — and that's one of the cheaper tickets online.
Central Michigan alumnus and former Chippewa track and field
discus thrower Alex Rose will be living his dream in August when he heads down
to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The magic number for the Chippewa track and field teams over the weekend was 12. At the Outdoor Track and Field East Regional Preliminary Championships, Central Michigan took a program best 12 athletes.
Central Michigan University alumnus Alex Rose has qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after his discus throw of 65.74 meters — a Samoan national record.Rose was the 23rd ranked discus thrower in the world according to the International Association of Athletics Federations’ World List as of April 24.
The Central Michigan track and field season came to an end Saturday at the Mid-American Conference Championship meet held in Toledo. A school record was broken by senior Cole Walderzak in the men’s hammer throw.
On the first day of the Mid-American Conference Championships in Toledo, senior thrower Cole Walderzak won the men’s hammer throw with a season’s best throw of 65.70 meters.
With only a week left until the Mid-American Conference Championship, the Toledo Invitational was the last shot for athletes to automatically qualify for the championship meet. Central Michigan only took 16 athletes to the meet at Toledo, nine women and seven men.
With only two weeks left until the Mid-American Conference Championship meet in Toledo, Ohio, the Central Michigan Track and Field teams are peaking at the right time.
Despite the addition of women’s golf and lacrosse in the past two years, Central Michigan University must continue making changes for Title IX compliance.CMU aims to achieve “substantial proportionality with the ratio of male/female sport participation to male/female undergraduate enrollment no later than 2018-2019,” according to a 2012 Board of Trustees presentation.For undergraduates on campus at CMU, there are 9,489 women and 7,776 in fall 2015 — a ratio of 54.96 percent to 45.04 percent.
Chippewa fans have an extra reason to pay attention to this summer’s Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.Central Michigan track and field alumnus Alex Rose, who went to CMU from 2009-14, is in position to qualify for the 2016 Olympic games.
Historically for the Central Michigan Track and Field team, one group of athletes have provided the program with consistently dominant performances: The throwers.In the past four years, CMU has had at least two throwers, men or women, achieve marks that place them in the top five in the Mid-American Conference.
Going into the Jesse Owens Memorial Meet, Head Coach Mark Guthrie said: “This is a little bit of a dress rehearsal for the championship meet.
The tradition of dual sport athletes has been waning in the culture of college athletics. It could be making a comeback on Central Michigan’s campus, partly because of Berkley Edwards.Edwards is the only student-athlete participating in both football and track on CMU’s campus.
One of the most iconic photographs in sports history is that of Jesse Owens in the 1936 Berlin Olympics on the podium, flanked by America’s eventual World War II enemies Germany and Japan.
With eyes toward the Jesse Owens Classic at Ohio State next weekend, the Central Michigan Track and Field teams took home 10 first place finishes from this weekend’s meet at Oakland.
This weekend, the Chippewas finally got some decent weather for the competition at the Gibson Invitational at Indiana State.
In the first meet of the outdoor season, the Central Michigan track and field teams faced adverse weather conditions while trying to set benchmarks to build off of.
This weekend, the men's and women's Central Michigan Track and Field teams will be splitting up for the first competition of the outdoor season.