LSSU - Lakers win eight events at frigid 'Go Mad' Open
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MIDLAND – Oshane Thomas was a double winner as the Lake Superior State men's and women's track and field teams claimed eight first-place finishes at Saturday's Go Mad Open hosted by Northwood. It was the outdoor opener for the Lakers, who were about to "go mad" if winter weather caused the cancelation of another event. Instead, they were one of four teams competing in windy, 31-degree temperatures.
Thomas won the men's 100-meter dash in :10.99 and the 200 in :21.69. The Lakers posted a one-two 200-meter finish as Spencer Montcastle was the runner-up in :22.39.
Other champions were Sean Suehr in the men's 400-meter hurdles (:56.74), Robert Valdez in the men's high jump (1.95 meters), Justin Dieck in the men's shot put (17.62 meters), Adam Birkeland in the mixed 10,000-meter run (33:07.78), Sarah Swider in the women's high jump (1.53 meters) and Jasmine Mata in the women's 200-meter dash (:27.96). Dieck easily shot past the NCAA Provisional Qualifying distance of 15.95 meters.
Mata also placed third in the women's 100-meter dash in :13.39, while Swider was fourth in the long jump (4.79 meters).
LSSU posted one-two finishes in the men's 400-meter hurdles as Yazin Joseph was second behind Suehr in :59.77, and the men's shot put as Cole VanOosten placed second behind Dieck with a distance of 14.79 meters.
Other second-place finishes went to Rebecka Knox in the women's triple jump (9.74 meters) and Montcastle in the long jump (6.26 meters).
Clay Whitehead was third and Steven Wysocki fourth in the men's long jump. Aaron Whaley placed fourth in the discus throw and fifth in the shot put. Nolin Livingston took third in the hammer throw (52.01 meters) and fifth in the discus throw, while VanOosten was sixth in the discus. For the LSSU women in field events, Julianna Weir placed third in the high jump (1.43 meters), Knox was fifth in the long jump (4.78 meters), Bobbie Love placed fourth in the discus throw (29.77 meters), and Miranda Emaus took fifth in the shot put (9.06 meters).
Highlighting the distance events, Jack Miles placed fourth (15.28.48) and Garrett Smith eighth (15:58.16) in the men's 5,000-meter run, while Bryce DeGrammont finished eighth (2:08.35) and Travis Sutton 10th (2:10.50) in the men's 800-meter run. In the women's 5,000-meter run, Hannah Passino was third (19.43.94) and Trudie Mulville fifth (20:07.84). Lydia Heimonen finished fifth in the women's 800-meter run in 5:05.25. McKenzie Richardson was one of five competitors in the mixed 10K and finished fourth in 43:54.09.