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MEN’S TRACK: Runners achieve personal bests at Central Michigan

John Everett and Kaate Seryak | Tuesday, January 18, 2005

In their first meet, the Irish showed signs of promise for the season ahead as they ran against Michigan State and Central Michigan in a non-scoring affair.”It was pretty good for the first one back,” senior Chip Roberts said. “We had a few personal bests. We’ve been training pretty hard for the Big East Indoor Championships, and overall this is starting out better than last year.”Roberts was one of those who set personal records at Central Michigan, finishing third in the weight-throw with a 56-5 1/4 mark (56 feet, 5.25 inches). Freshman Michael Schubert came in second in the shot put, Dave Viken set a personal best in the pole vault and Chris Staron high-jumped 6-5 1/2 feet, also a personal record.Senior Selim Nurudeen won the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 7.87 seconds and ran the 60-meter dash in his fastest time of 6.85 seconds, qualifying for the national championships in the process.