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In a sport where every fraction of a second matters, it was the years that mattered in Friday night’s Mike Lints Alumni Open.
The Grand Valley State University indoor track and field program is one of the top programs in the country and they have the hardware to prove it.
Evolution requires millions of years to transgress nature, but in sports, an evolution has transpired right in front of our eyes over the course of 40 years. Made effective June 23, 1972, the infamous Title IX is an educational amendment that guarantees that no person on the basis of sex shall be excluded from participation in any activity receiving federal financial benefits.
1,062 people came out to the Kelly Family Sports Center to watch the Grand Valley State University men’s and women’s track and field teams compete against some of the best talent within the state.
When it’s clear that you’re going to have to sustain off of something other than mom’s cooking, sleep in a bunked bed in a confined dorm room you’re sharing with a roommate, both of which are capable of cramping your style, the burning realization dawns that being away from home has its drawbacks.
In the bowels of the Grand Valley State University Fieldhouse Arena, there is a hidden shrine. Tucked away in the basement, down a hallway rarely traversed by students, office room 97 could be passed a thousand times and never given a second glance.
?Grand Valley State University’s most natural rival has generally been considered nearby Saginaw Valley State University, although the two squads looked to be cut from succinctly different cloths in a dual track and field meet hosted last Friday on SVSU’s 200-meter Ryder Center indoor track.
Garbed in all black sweats with only subtle baby-blue laces and coordinating Nike swooshes highlighting the ensemble, junior wrestler Kyle Horr weaves back and forth across the baseline of the Grand Valley State University Fieldhouse. He occasionally glances out across the two adjoined mats laid out before him like a red sea as he paces, but his gaze, a stern yet calm concentration, never lingers.
It’s safe to say few athletes will find themselves lonesome Friday or Saturday at the Kelly Family Sports Center.
It has been penned many times that it’s not how you start, but how you finish. Allow it to be penned once more.
With the GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships quickly approaching, the Grand Valley State University track and field teams continue to push for success.
There are 34 club teams that currently maintain membership at Grand Valley State University. The equestrian club is the only of which that allows members with four legs to participate.
Breaking four school records in a season is impressive. Breaking the same school record three times in a season is showing off.
Play opened on Friday for the 2013 Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association championship tournament in the Flint Iceland Arena.
After an early Friday night finish at the 2013 GVSU Tune-Up, Jerry Baltes, Grand Valley State University’s head track and field coach, gathered his team together. “Next Saturday, Sunday, a good portion of you will be competing,” Baltes said.
There are few things in life that are lasting, a truth that seasoned Grand Valley State University men’s Division II club hockey coach Mike Forbes is well aware of.
Senior Kayla Addison made a career of running past defenders. During her four years as a starting forward on the GVSU women’s soccer team, Addison contributed to an 84-3-13 record and helped to bring home two national championships.
Dr. Donna Lopiano has dedicated her life to invoking change in the world, but when it comes to introducing herself at speaking engagements, she rarely deviates from divulging her childhood dream in one succinct line. “When I was four, all I wanted to be was a New York Yankee,” Lopiano said.
The GLIAC seemingly improves as a conference every year, a trend that holds true for the indoor track and field ranks, but Grand Valley State University track and field is still running a leg ahead of the rest.