No Event
Thu Mar 15
at Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational-Myrtle Beach, S.C. No Team Score
Fri Mar 16
at Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational-Myrtle Beach, S.C. No Team Score
Sat Mar 17
at Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational-Myrtle Beach, S.C. No Team Score
Sat Mar 24
Cancelled
at Augustana Early College Opener-Rock Island, Ill.
Thu Mar 29
M, 1st, W, 2nd
M, 1st St. Norbert Twilight-DePere, Wis.
W, 2nd at St. Norbert Twilight-DePere, Wis.
Sat Apr 07
M, 1st, W, 2nd
M, 1st Hillsdale Invitational-Hillsdale, Mich.
W, 2nd at Hillsdale Invitational-Hillsdale, Mich.
Fri Apr 13
Cancelled
at Benedictine Relays
Sat Apr 14
Cancelled
at Benedictine Relays
Fri Apr 20
M, 6th, W, 10th
M, 6th Al Owens Invitational-Hosted by Grand Valley State, Allendale, Mich.
W, 10th at Al Owens Invitational-Hosted by Grand Valley State, Allendale, Mich.
Sat Apr 21
M, 6th, W, 10th
M, 6th Al Owens Invitational-Hosted by Grand Valley State, Allendale, Mich.
W, 10th at Al Owens Invitational-Hosted by Grand Valley State, Allendale, Mich.
Thu Apr 26
No Team Score
at Gina Relays-Hosted by Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.
Fri Apr 27
No Team Score
at Gina Relays-Hosted by Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.
Sat Apr 28
M, 3rd, W, 5th
M, 3rd St. Norbert Quad, De Pere, Wis.
W, 5th at St. Norbert Quad, De Pere, Wis.
Wed May 02
at GLIAC Championships-Hosted by Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
Thu May 03
at GLIAC Championships-Hosted by Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
Fri May 04
M, 8th, W, 6th
M, 8th GLIAC Championships-Hosted by Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
W, 6th at GLIAC Championships-Hosted by Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio
Thu May 24
at NCAA DII National Championships
Fri May 25
at NCAA DII National Championships
Sat May 26
at NCAA DII National Championships
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Huskies Open 2018 Season at Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational

Huskies Open 2018 Season at Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Michigan Tech men's and women's track & field teams opened up the season over the weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational. The Huskies had seven top ten performers in various events throughout the meet.

"This was a fun trip, and a great opportunity for some of our athletes to get back into the competitive mindset after a solid winter of training," Michigan Tech Head Coach Jake Isaacson said. "It was a bit windy on each of the meet days which made for some tougher race conditions, but we'll take wind and sand over snow for our competitions. We had 7 top-10 performances at a pretty big meet, and I think all of our athletes approached this opportunity very well. We had a lot of fun as a team down here, and we're very excited the rest of the season."

Michigan Tech had a pair of second place finishers in events starting with Ashley Veale placing second in the 400m hurdles. Veale logged a time of 1:04.45 and finished less than a second behind Holly Driver of College of Charleston who won the event with a time of 1:03.50. Veale competed against a number of NCAA Division I athletes in the event.

Grant Brown generated a second place finish for the Huskies in the 5000 Meter Run thanks to a time of 15:04.83. There were 37 competitors in the event including teammate Robbie Watling who turned in a top ten performance by finishing eighth with a time of 15:50.34. In the 3000 Meter Run, Brown clocked a time of 8:50.11 which was good for 10th place.

Emily Byrd had strong performances in both the 3000 and 5000 Meter Runs over the weekend, placing fifth in both events. Byrd hit the line in 10:23.66 during the 3000 Meter Run and ran at a 17:58.98 clip in the 5000 Meter Run.

Nate Carey along with Jonathan Nelson rounded out the top ten finishers for the Huskies in the first meet of the season. Carey was ninth in the 3000m Steeple by crossing the line in 9:48.31 while Nelson cleared the bar in the Pole Vault with a mark of 4.30m. Nelson also placed ninth in the event that featured 20 competitors in the finals.

A complete list of the MTU athletes who competed over the weekend are listed below. The Huskies are back in action on Saturday at the Augustana Early College Opener in Rock Island, Illinois.

Women's Long Jump
Aimee Allen                5.15m              16th

Men's One Mile Open
Garrett Smith             4:49.36            6th
Alex Claerbaut            4:59.62            12th

Men's 400 Open
Justin Mentink            53.69               10th

Men's 800 Open
Alex Claerbaut            2:10.55            28th

Men's 200 Open
Zach Okma                  23.59               6th

Men's Javelin
Garrett Smith             20.75m            33rd

Men's Pole Vault
Jonathan Nelson                  4.30m              9th

Men's 4x800 Relay
Jacob Namyst, Joshua Rzeppa, Braden Reichl, Garrett Smith              8:16.37                        11th

Men's 3000m Steeple
Nate Carey                  9:48.31            9th
Braden Reichl             10:26.05          16th
Cory Burkwald             10:44.11          20th

Women's 5000 Meters
Emily Byrd                   17:58.98          5th

Men's 5000 Meters
Grant Brown               15:04.83          2nd
Robbie Watling           15:50.34          8th
Riley Hibbard              16:51.00          27th

Men's Discus
Michael Frahm           39.28m            23rd

Men's Long Jump "B"
James Huey                 5.85m              14th
Hunter Worden           5.47m              18th

Women's Shot Put
Jenna Burns                11.98m            16th

Women's One Mile Seeded
Madisyn Estkowski     5:22.33            18th
Katherine Schneider   5:28.83            23rd
Julia Manzano             5:29.43            24th

Men's One Mile Seeded
Braden Reichl             4:38.42            33rd

Men's 400 Seeded
Zach Okma                  54.28               46th

Men's Shot Put
Michael Frahm           14.12m            19th

Women's 800 Seeded
Madisyn Estkowski     2:23.42            15th

Men's 800 Seeded
Joshua Rzeppa                1:58.73            14th

Women's 400m Hurdles
Ashley Veale               1:04.45            2nd

Men's 400m Hurdles
Jacob Namyst             57.87               14th
Gage Armstrong         1:00.68            28th
Zach Jensen                1:02.99            33rd

Women's 200 Seeded
Ashley Veale               26.31               36th
Aimee Allen                26.65               42nd

Women's 3000 Meters
Emily Byrd                   10:23.66          5th
Julia Manzano             11:03.06          16th
Katherine Schneider   11:26.39          25th

Men's 3000 Meters
Grant Brown               8:50.11            10th
Nate Carey                  9:07.20            18th
Robbie Watling           9:28.43            24th
Riley Hibbard              9:43.45            35th

Women's 4x400 Meter Relay
Aimee Allen, Ashley Veale, Madisyn Estkowski, Julia Manzano       4:18.63            16th