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At the beginning outdoor season the Grand Valley State University track and field teams had two goals in mind win the GLIAC Championships and defend their home track at the NCAA National Championships.
The old adage everything heals with time proved to be true for the Grand Valley State University lacrosse team.
The Grand Valley State University teams will face the challenge of a delayed transition as they race into the outdoor portion of their 2014 schedule but the strive to be one of the top programs in the nation remains the same.
While Michiganders continue to endure what seems like a never-ending winter season the Grand Valley State University womens golf team enjoyed the warm confines of Perry Park Ky.
Whether they were sitting next to each other in a crammed van on the way to away meets posting up in the library for countless hours before exams or having each other8217s back on the court fellow senior teammates Lexi Rice and Niki Shipman have been right alongside one another since their freshman year.
The No. 2 Laker women and No. 4 Laker men began the two-day event with high expectations on Friday and although both teams finished lower than they had expected they still finished as top-tier program. The women finished in fourth place the men came in sixth.
GVSU which swept both the mens and womens title GLIAC Indoor Track Field Championship for the fifth straight year on March 2 will attempt to duplicate or better its pair of fourth-place national finishes while tangling with perennial powers this weekend at the NCAA Division II National Championship at the JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem N.C.
The members of the Grand Valley State University mens and womens indoor track and field teams know a thing or two about consistency.
There have been eight GLIAC Indoor Track Field Championship trophies awarded in the last four years and all of them belong to head coach Jerry Baltes and the Grand Valley State University mens and womens indoor track and field teams.
The Grand Valley State University softball team was back to work on Saturday and Sunday for its first set of games since its second-ever trip to the NCAA Division II College World Series less than eight months ago.
Often times in sports certain games meets or matches can be overlooked due to a much bigger event on the upcoming schedule. These trap games often come with mediocre performances.
The short list of priorities for an average college student often includes cramming at the last possible moment to pass an exam while finding time to donate plasma in order to pay for the 5 cover charge at this weekends kegger.
The second-to-last event of the regular season certainly lived up to its name for the Grand Valley State University mens and womens indoor track and field teams.
Senior mid-distance runner Jeremy Wilk of the Grand Valley State University track and field team has spent the past five years working toward six seconds.
The Grand Valley State University men8217s and women8217s track and field teams strive for consistency 8212 and often thrive as a result.The Hillsdale Classic offered plenty of examples over the weekend as fans were fortunate enough to see a record-shattering performance in the mens weight throw and the triumphant return of an All-American hurdler.
Tendo Lukwago of the Grand Valley State University mens track and field team has big plans before he graduates in April.Lukwago a senior leader and current triple jump record holder at GVSU said he believes that his teams odds of capturing an NCAA Division II National Championship are just as good as any teams in the country.My proudest moment at Grand Valley will be the National Championship that we won in 2014 he said. The fact that every guy our on team is at practice each and every day with the mentality to do whatever it takes to accomplish our goals is whats driving this team.
NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships arent won in February.However this past weekends match up between Lincoln University and Grand Valley State University had a national championship atmosphere as the top two womens teams in the country went toe to toe at the GVSU 5-Way meet.
The Grand Valley State University womens track and field program has had an All-American pole-vaulter in every year since 2005 and that streak figures to stay intact this season with two-time national champion pole-vaulter Kristen Hixson leading the way in her senior season.
The womens track and field programs of Grand Valley State University and Lincoln University will have some unfinished business to address come Saturday.
After a disappointing finish in the national tournament in which the Grand Valley State University mens club volleyball team finished 41st three graduated athletes were faced with a decision of whether or not to return for a final season.