GVSU men's track and field places first, women place second in Lints Alumni Meet

By D'Angelo Starks | 1/29/18 12:46am

GVL / Spencer Scarber GVSU Track & Field on Friday January 19, 2018.

The Grand Valley State track and field teams have won their past two meets in dominant fashion. 

This trend did not stop for either Laker team at the Lints Alumni Meet on Saturday, Jan. 27. The men finished first as a team, scoring 167.50 points, with the second-place Lewis only scoring 54. The women’s team placed second overall in the meet with a score of 114.60 behind Eastern Michigan, but first out of all Division II schools.

Although the women’s team did not finish first overall, they did have some excellent performances. Top-five finishers included Angela Ritter, finishing first in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.63 seconds; Willow Stuedemann, finishing third in the 60-meter with a time of 7.66; and Nicole Sreernan, finishing 5th in the 60-meter with a time of 7.66. Ritter also finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.76. 

Allie Ludge came in third place in the one-mile race, running a 4:45.50. Malea Teerman was a fourth-place finisher with a time of 9:54.16. The 4X400-meter team of Ritter, Heather Johnson, Jessica Eby and Rachael Walter finished second in the event with a time of 3:45.73. 

Ellianne Kimes finished fourth in the pole vault with a jump of 3.79 meters, and Lucy Buckholz finished fifth in the pole vault, jumping 3.64 meters. Angelica Floyd finished first in the long jump with a jump of 5.51 meters, and Emily Matkin finished fifth in the same event, jumping 5.27 meters. Alex Reeves finished fourth in the triple jump with a jump of 10.79 meters. Erika Lechner came in third with the shot put, throwing 13.03 meters, and Briana DeSappio finished third in the weight throw, finishing with a throw of 16.52 meters.

The men’s side had some big performances this weekend also. The top-five finishers for the men were Emmanuel Arop, who finished first in the 60-meter dash, running a 6.92; Kenny Jones, who came in fifth in the 60-meter, running a 6.97; Jeremiah Davis, who finished first in the 200-meter dash, running a time of 21.93; and Thomas Capers, who finished second in the 400-meter, finishing with a time of 48.79 seconds. 

Tyler Walters came in second in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.76; Matt McLaughlin finished third in the 800-meter, running a 1:53.86; Joe Renner finished first in the one-mile run with a time of 4:11.19; Jacob Domagalski finished second in the one-mile run with a time of 4:12.44; Enael Woldemichael finished second in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:25.51; Josh Steible finished fourth with a time of 8:31.33; andTyler Kirkwood finished second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.20. 

The 4x400-meter relay team of Capers, Andrew McFarland, Tyler Pavliga and Jaylin Golson finished first, running a 3:17.09. Hunter Weeks finished first in the high jump with a jump of 2.06 meters; Sam Ludka finished third in the high jump with a jump of 1.91 meters; and Nick Sabado finshed third in the long jump with 6.53. Justin Scavarda finished first in the shot put, throwing 16.68 meters. Scavarda also finished second in the weight throw, throwing 18.13 meters. 

The Lakers travel to South Bend this weekend (Friday, Feb. 3, through Saturday, Feb. 4) to participate in the Norte Dame Meyo Invite. 

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