EIU Track Posts 18 First Place Finishes

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Published on January 21 2013 5:08 pm
Last Updated on January 21 2013 5:08 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Eastern Illinois track and field posted 18 first place finishes on Saturday as the Panthers opened the 2013 spring indoor season with a strong showing at the John Craft Invite.

Cody Boarman picked up three first place finishes to lead the EIU men.  Boarman won the200m and 400m races while running the opening leg on the 4x400 relay.  Boarman’s winning time in the 200m was 22.49 while his winning 400m time was 49.38.  The 4x400 relay team had a time of 3:24.66.  Dominique Hall, Christian Kolb and Danny Trevor joined Boarman on the relay team.

Hall placed first in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.10 to earn multiple first place honors.   Jake Mitchell won the men’s 60m with a time of 6.87.

Three Panthers posted top ten EIU marks with one competitor extending their own school record.  Mick Viken won the pole vault with a height of 17’8.50”, a mark 3.5 inches over his previous school record.  Britney Whitehead won the women’s mile with a time of 5:03.27 which ranks 8th on the EIU career list.  Maura Cummins was second in the high jump clearing 5’7” which landed her 8th on the EIU career list.

Erika Ramos won the women’s 800m at 2:12.13 with Whitehead finishing second at 2:18.22. Bryce Basting won the men’s 800m with a time of 1:54.95.  Sean Wiggan was the men’s 600m champion with a time of 1:21.47.

Janessa Clay and Jaida Moore led a solid finish for the EIU women in sprints.  Clay won the 400m with a time of 59.59 while Moore won the 200m with a time of 26.08.  Clay ran the opening leg of the winning 4x400 relay that posted a time of 3:59.98.  Clay was joined by Cummins, Ramos and Katie Ryan.

EIU had three other first place finishes in middle distance and distance races.  Joe Calio won the men’s mile at 4:16.83.  Derrick Johnson won the men’s 3000m at 9:11.45.  Elizabeth Dole won the 3000m with a time of 10:39.36.

The Panthers opened the day with first place finishes in the long jump.  Angelica Anyaogu won the women’s event at 18’0.50”.  Bryce Hogan won the men’s event at 22’5.25”.