Wrapping up 2010-11
With a 12th-place finish at the 2011 Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, senior pole-vaulter Jessica Hemingway’s career at EMU draws to a close, and with it, the 2010-2011 athletic year comes to an end. Hemingway will compete once more this year; she’s been invited to the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, to be held in Eugene, Oregon, in a week-and-a-half. Hemingway scored a gold medal in the MAC Championships this year, and helped the EMU women’s track and field team win their first conference championship since 2000. That championship, in turn, helped EMU’s women’s athletics program to a third-place finish in the Jacoby Trophy standings, while EMU’s men’s athletics program finished in fifth-place in the Reese Trophy standings. If memory serves, during 2010-11, EMU won two team MAC championships: men’s cross country in the fall, and women’s indoor track and field in the winter.