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Darling wins first cross country meet of season

(09/04/09 6:33pm)

Junior Melissa Darling took the spotlight Friday afternoon, winning the 24th annual Jeff Drenth Memorial with a time of 18 minutes 49 seconds. “We were excited to get out here and race on our home course,” said Darling. “This kind of race gives us a chance to gauge our fitness level and just really look and see where we are at this point.”

Burning Questions: Meet junior Raeanne Lohner

(08/30/09 9:07pm)

Junior Raeanne Lohner is a distance runner for the cross country team. Lohner finished 39th out of 101 runners in last season’s Mid-American Conference Championships. John Evans: Other than competing and practicing on the track, what do you like to do on your off-days? Raeanne Lohner: I am pretty much a normal college student. I like hanging out with people. My other passion is picking up new books from the library about education because I’m going into secondary education.

Previous relationship critical with new hire for track team

(08/27/09 9:59pm)

New throws coach John Ridgeway gets to work with All-American Greg Pilling upon coming to CMU. Ridgeway is a former shot put thrower at the University of North Carolina. He was a two-year letter winner at UNC and earned all-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in 2000-01. Director and coach Willie Randolph had a previous relationship with Ridgeway before hiring him, something he said is important for any program.

Indoor Athletic Complex to install new FieldTurf

(08/25/09 10:27pm)

CMU sports teams will get an upgrade to their experience in the near future at the Indoor Athletic Complex. With an Oct. 1 target date, the old turf will be replaced with the same turf used on the Kelly/Shorts Stadium field — by FieldTurf. “It’s the newest generation of artificial surface that’s a very forgiving, more grass-like surface,” said Athletics Director Dave Heeke.

Petersmeyer leaves CMU, takes similar position at Boise State

(08/25/09 8:49pm)

After initially agreeing to join the track and field and cross country staff, Jeff Petersmeyer will not be coming to CMU after all. Petersmeyer spent the past three years as a track coach at Texas Christian University, where he specialized in the horizontal jumps and multi-events. He was expected to be a part of the Chippewas coaching staff before unexpectedly taking a job elsewhere to work with a mentor of his.