(Ypsilanti, Mich.) The Cornerstone Men's Track & Field Team faced very good competition at the Eastern Michigan University Invitational. The Golden Eagles competed well earning three personal bests and one NAIA provisional mark.
Zach Yeo led a quartet of Golden Eagles in the 600 meters. Running in the fastest heat, the sophomore ran patiently through the first 400 meters in 53.1 before launching into a terrific drive over the last lap. After passing runners from the University of Michigan and EMU, Yeo reached the last turn, closing noticeably on Brycen Spratling of EMU who had led from the gun. Even though Spratling had enough of a lead to win the race, an audible hum rose throughout the Bowen Fieldhouse as Zach churned out the last 50 meters. His time of 1:22.30 put him 1.08 back of the winner and was a personal best by .36 seconds, and just under the NAIA provisional standard of 1:22.80. On the Cornerstone all-time list, Zach edged ahead of two-time All-American, Jordan Harrison and just .03 behind Derek Scott's school record of 1:22.27. Senior, John Klumpp placed ninth in 1:28.24 ahead of Adam Duerksen (11th / 1:28.56) and Tyler Grey (18th / 1:31.44).
Jared Courtright lowered his personal best in the 1,000 meter run to 2:38.17 taking eleventh and Eric Schroeder placed seventh in the long jump setting a new best of 20' 6.25".
The Golden Eagles compete next at Grand Valley State on January 14.