Two LSSU records fall at SVSU Hansen Open
Provided by LSSU
UNIVERSITY CENTER – Lake Superior State senior Justin Dieck improved upon last year’s NCAA Indoor Championship shot put performance by setting a new school record of 17.85 meters (58-6 ¾) during Friday’s Saginaw Valley State University Doug Hansen Open.
Dieck won the event and bettered his previous mark of 17.67 meters set during the 2015 nationals in Birmingham, Ala.
LSSU freshman Lydia Heimonen also set a school record Friday, finishing sixth in the women’s 800-meter run in 2:19.03. She topped the previous record of 2:20.35 set by Meghan Juuti in 2005.
Nolin Livingston placed second (56-7 ½) and Cole VanOosten sixth (50-6) in the men’s weight throw. Spencer Montcastle took fourth (20-0 1.2) and Clay Whitehead 11th (19-9) in the long jump. Fifth-place finishes went to Whitehad in the triple jump (37-4), Montcastle, Yazin Joseph, Jonathon Meier and Steven Wysocki in the men’s 4x400-meter relay (3:32.31), and Garrett Smith in the men’s 3,000-meter run (9:15.14).
Also in the men’s 3,000, it was Ryan Rogers in sixth (9:18.31), Zachary Workman in ninth (926.22), Jacob Baker in 10th (9:31.55) and Alex Meyers in 11th (9:34.36).
Montcastle and Thomas highlighted LSSU’s performances in the men’s sprints, placing sixth (:22.86) and seventh (:23.02), respectively, in the 200-meter dash. Thomas was 13th (:49.04) and Joseph 14th (:52.15) in the 400-meter dash, and Travis Sutton finished 15th in the 800-meter run (2:03.43).
Sarah Swider helped pace the LSSU women’s team by finishing sixth in the high jump (5-0 ¼) and 11th in the long jump (16-5 ¾). Julianna Weir tied for 10th in the high jump (4-8 ¼). Jasmine Mata placed ninth in the 60-meter dash (:08.25) and 18th in the 200-meter dash (:27.21). Mairanda Emaus took ninth in the weight throw (43-0 ¼).
In the women’s 3,000-meter run, Hahhan Passino was 12th (11:24.91), McKenzie Richardson 16th (11:34.23), Trudie Mulville 18th and Hailey Foster 19th (11.48.49).