While most of the student-athletes have gone home with the conclusion of the academic year, EMU's track & field teams sent a select group of men and women to the Liberty Twilight Meet Wednesday in Lynchburg, Va.
Senior Richard Robinson (Broadway, Va./Broadway) ran his PR in the 110m hurdles, clocking a 14.81 seconds. The time jumps him to No. 2 in EMU history, and moves him to No. 25 in the nation.
Connor Faint (Winchester, Va./Millbrook) ran in the fast heat of the 400m hurdles, coming in fourth in 54.51 seconds. The sophomore is still clinging to the No. 18 time in the nation in the event, a 53.84 from the Raleigh Relays in late March. The top 20 men in each event qualify for nationals.
Senior Jeremy Heizer (Staunton, Va./Riverheads) took fifth in the shot put, landing his best heave in his third of six throws at 15.71m (51-6.5ft). While not his PR, Heizer is still No. 14 in the nation at 16.21m (53-2.25ft).
Grant Amoateng (Bristow, Va./Patriot) broke his PR in the triple jump, putting together a distance of 13.36m (43-10ft) to finish fourth. He also landed a 5.45m (17-10.75ft) in the long jump.
Terry Dotson (Appomattox, Va./Appomattox) finished in 51.31 seconds in the 400m.
For the women, freshman Tajah Miller (Waynesboro, Va./Waynesboro) focused on the 100m dash and clocked a 12.31 to place ninth. It was her second-best time of the year, behind on a 12.24 which has her No. 25 in the nation.
In the 800m, senior Juni Schirch (Goshen, Ind./Goshen) crossed with a time of 2:31.09.
Oksana Kittrell (Bedford, Va./Liberty) participated in two jumping events, taking eighth in the triple jump. She totaled 10.78m (35-4.5ft) for her best jump of the season. Kittrell also had her top 2016 effort in the long jump, landing at 5.05m (16-7.0ft).
EMU men and women have one more meet scheduled in their efforts to improve their national standings, heading to the SWAT Last Chance Meet in Swarthmore, Pa.