LSSU - Thomas sets new school 200-meter dash record

LSSU - Thomas sets new school 200-meter dash record

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MARQUETTE – Senior Oshane Thomas set a new Lake Superior State indoor 200-meter dash record of :21.75 during Saturday's Northern Challenge Track and Field Meet at the NMU Superiordome.

Thomas ran his record-setting mark on a 300-meter oval and has a conversion time of :21.37, which leads the nation according to LSSU coach Jason Davis. He bettered the former school record of :21.81 set by Ben Monroe in 2013. Thomas also won the 400-meter dash in :50.54.

Lake Superior State posted 10 first-place finishes at NMU, including sweeps in the men's 800-meter run (Ben Deuling, Travis Sutton and Bryce DeGrammont) and the men's 3,000-meter run (Thomas VanSlembrouck, Garrett Smith and Parker Wyngaard). Cole VanOosten swept the men's shot put (14.28 meters) and weight throw (15.89 meters).

Other firsts went to All-American Robert Valdez in the men's high jump (1.92 meters), Sarah Swider in the women's high jump (1.51 meters) and Emily Wier in the women's pole vault (2.45 meters). Also for the LSSU men, Jack Miles placed second, Ryan Rogers third and Adam Birkeland fourth in the 5,000-meter run, and Roger Willford was second in the long jump (5.88 meters) and sixth in the pole vault (3.80 meters).

For the LSSU women's team, Sara Ostwald finished second in the weight throw (10.55 meters) and third in the shot put (8.63 meters), while Bobbie Love was third and fourth, respectively, in the throws. Swider placed fourth (4.83 meters), Alexis Penzien fifth, Julianna Weir sixth and Rebecka Knox seventh in the long jump. Penzien was the runner-up behind Swider in the high jump, while Knox took fourth in the triple jump. Penzien added a fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in :09.61.

Lydia Heimonen took third in the women's 5,000 in 19:45.42, while sixth-place finishes went to Rebecca Lathrop in the mile (5:47.72) and Hannah Passino in the 3,000-meter run (11:41.09). Jessica Schmidt was seventh in the 200-meter dash in :30.14.