Grand Valley State Athletics
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. — No. 7 Grand Valley State claimed an 84-48 dual meet win against Saginaw Valley State on Friday afternoon. The Lakers recorded 10 first-place finishes, while junior Daniel Vanek set a school record in the shot put.
Vanek earned two first-place finishes and set a school record in the shot put with a first place distance of 61-0, which automatically qualifies him for indoor nationals. Matt Armstrong finished second with a mark of 58-1 3/4, followed by Donny Stiffler in third (55-5 1/2) and Kyle Eno in fourth (50-4 1/2). Vanek also claimed first in the weight throw with a provisional mark of 58-9 1/2, followed by Andrew Gorley in second, Nathan Dekam in third, Clay Lipski in fourth and Stiffler in fifth.
In the long jump, Tendo Lukwago earned the Lakers a first-place finish with a jump of 22-4 1/2, followed by Aaron Dewberry in second (22-4 1/4) and Bret Myers in third (20-7 1/4). Ben Thaxton and Patrick Livengood hit a mark of 6-6 in the high jump finishing tied for first. GVSU’s Quinton Dennis and Myers placed tied for first in the pole vault with a mark of 15-7, while Steven Ferguson finished third (15-1) and Kevin Leland and Travis Fisher tied for fourth (14-7 1/4).
In the running events, Ryan Brown crossed the finish line second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.67 seconds, while Jacob Alexander finished third (8.69). Xavier Parnell collected a first place in the 60-meter dash (7.11), followed by Eric Parrish in third (7.23). Logan Hoffman earned first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.24 seconds, while Parnell finished first in the 200-meter dash.
The Lakers went 1-2-3-4-5 in the 800-meter run with Jeff Bassett claiming first, followed by Austin Brown, Scott McKeel, Josh Snyder and Brian Wilder. GVSU also won spots one through six in the mile run as Josh Moskalewski finished first, Alan Peterson second, Aaron Denner third, Brent Showerman in forth, Jon Manby fifth and Arthur Acevedo in sixth.