Grand Valley State wins 10 events on the day to win GVSU Five-Way meet
ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Grand Valley State both had solid showings at the GVSU Five-Way Meet inside the Kelly Family Sports Center on Saturday, as the men's team dominated the field to win with 161 points. The men's team saw event victories grabbed by Jeremy Wilk in the 800-meter run one miniute, 51.55 seconds, Josh Moskalewski in the 3000 (8:29.11), Bret Myers in the pole vault, Tendo Lukwago in the triple jump, Darien Thornton in the shot put and Lovell Peterson in the weight throw. Wilk, Myers, Thornton and Peterson's winning marks were all provisional qualifying efforts.
Also hitting provisional marks for the men were TJ Burnett in the 400 (49.01), Joel Rietsma in the 800 (1:53.32) and Chris Saikalis in the shot put. A trio of Lakers also hit provisional marks in the weight throw following Peterson, with Blake Donson, Jay Lechner and Mike Moon all hitting provisional marks.
No. 9 Colorado Mines at CSM Twilight Open
GOLDEN, Colo. -- Colorado Mines added eight more NCAA provisional times to its weekend allotment on Saturday, concluding the CSM Twilight Open at Steinhauer Fieldhouse in Golden with a total of 10 qualifying efforts.
Freshman Patrick Weaver and junior Garrett Hoch each improved earlier provisionals in the 800, going 1-2 out of 26 in respective times of 1:54.20 and 1:54.75, fourth- and seventh-best thus far in Division II.
The pair, along with sophomores Ian Rozier and Austin Shaffer, later keyed the 4x400 to the ninth-fastest time nationally, taking first place in a provisional 3:21.12.
Shaffer won the 26-runner 400 in 50.36. Freshman Matthew Drotar sat fourth in 50.99, Rozier fifth in 51.28 and freshman Michael Lanahan sixth in 51.91.
Mines combined for three provisional marks in the 3000 as senior Andrew Epperson ran runner-up (8:50.41) and sophomore Marty Andrie ranked fourth (8:51.69) in the 35-runner men's field, and sophomore Chloe Gustafson placed third in the women's race in 10:20.44.
Senior Tyler Curtis was fifth in 4:25.64 and sophomore Derek Alcorn sixth in 4:33.04.
Sophomore Andrew Chumich and Andrie both provisionally-qualified in the men's mile with Chumich earning runner-up of 26 in 4:22.23 and Andrie crossing fourth in 4:22.39. Curtis and Alcorn went 5-6 in 4:25.64 and 4:33.04, respectively.
Sophomore Jace Warren led the Orediggers to a sweep of the first three placements in the shot put with a personal-record throw of 14.06 meters. Senior Ryan Ewen was second (13.13m) and sophomore Jacob Hollister third (13.01m).
Fresh off her first collegiate provisional in the weight throw yesterday, senior Casie Ratzlaff claimed runner-up in the women's shot put with a distance of 11.48 meters.
Sophomore Dallas Hall and senior Kayla Johnson each tied for first in the high jump, matching their career-bests of 1.90 meters and 1.55 meters.
Sophomore McKenzie Zeman took runner-up out of 17 in the women's 400 in 59.28 and third of 24 in the 200 in 26.52. Freshman Elizabeth Gabel went third and fourth, respectively, in 1:01.05 and 26.79.
Junior Michelle Rigsby and sophomore James Lewis tallied third-place distances in the long jump as Rigsby went 5.53 meters – one centimeter shy of the qualifying standard – and Lewis 6.75 meters. Johnson was fourth with a distance of 5.19.
Rigsby added third place out of 11 in the triple jump (11.35m) and ninth among 26 in the 60-meter dash in a personal-record 8.04.
Sophomore Ann Miller and freshman Jill Remmers made their season-debut in the 800, running third and fourth out of 18 in individual times of 2:32.45 and 2:32.81.
Junior Justin Gildemeister set a career-best in the pole vault, finishing second with a height of 4.51 meters. He was 13th of 33 in the 60-meter in 7.28.
Current indoor world record-holder and reigning Olympic gold medalist Jenn Suhr broke the 11-year old Steinhauer Fieldhouse women's pole vault record with a launch of 14-11.0 (4.55m) on her first attempt.