Track Athlete of the Week
Clint Allen, Eastern Michigan, So., Muskegon, Mich-Orchard View
Sophomore Clint Allen continued his onslaught on the EMU record books at the 23rd annual Jesse Owens Classic. He ran the third fastest time in school history at the meet, 10.28, beating out Michigan’s Adam Harris for the win Allen moves into select company on our all-time list with Hasely Crawford, the 1976 Olympic champion; Dazel Jules, seven-time MAC sprint champion, internationalist, and NCAA All-American; and Kevin Lawson, All-American and four-time time MAC champion.His time also moves him up to 11th in the nation and fourth in the Mideast region, pending results from the weekend. His time was also an NCAA Regional qualifying mark. Allen was also a member of the 4x100-meter relay team that ran a season best 40.96 to finish third behind Indiana and Michigan.
Field Athlete of the Week
Cadeau Kelley, Akron, Sr., Cleveland, Ohio/John Marshall HS
Set the Akron record in the long jump, breaking his on record set earlier this year. He jumped 26-2.25 (7.98), a foot and a half further than his previous record. Placed second in a field of 23. He placed second in the 23 person field. His leap ranks as the third-best effort in the NCAA this season and the person who beat Kelley (Indiana’s Kiwan Lawson) now has the second best jump in the NCAA this season.
Xavier Clais, Eastern Michigan, So., Paris, France-Institution Guynemer
EMU sophomore transfer Xavier Clais from Paris, France jumped an outdoor seasonal best reaching a height of 6-10.75 to finish third at the Jesse Owens Classic. Clais mark is tied for eighth all-time in EMU history.
Shamel Smith, Kent State, Sr., Bloomfield, N.J./Bloomfield
Smith finished second in the men’s high jump (7’-1.”) at the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday (5/3). Smith’s jump is a regional qualifying mark.
Dan Beach, Miami, Sr., Arlington, Ohio/Arlington
Discus; 157-6; 20th Hammer Throw; 179-4; 19th
Matt Loiselle, Central Michigan, Sr., Windsor, Ont./Riverside SS
Loiselle traveled to Stanford to compete in the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational’s distance carnival. He ran a regional qualifying tim of 9:03.61 to place 15th in a stacked field that had 16 regional-qualifying marks. It was his first steeplechase of the season after coming back from injury.
Aiman Scullion, Kent State, So., Salem, Ohio/Salem
Scullion took second place in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 14 minutes, 32.85 seconds on Friday (May 2) during the meet’s first day of competition.
Pat Sovacool, Miami, Jr., Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius
NCAA qualifying mark; No. 5 performance in Miami history in the 1500; Best time in the MAC this season; Was second only to Jeff See, Big Ten 1,500 meter champion from Ohio State. Now owns the top MAC time in the 5,000 and 1,500 and is No. 4 in the 800.