Michigan State Returns With Top Marks From Hillsdale Gina Relays
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HILLSDALE, Mich. - The Michigan State track & field team rounded out the three-day annual Hillsdale Gina Relays with top finishes on Saturday, April 29.
"We were a little bit more locked in to our responsibilities today," said Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Walt Drenth. "We had some good performances even though the weather conditions weren't great. We've talked a lot about behaving like a team that wants to be good and doing all the little things necessary to be successful and I thought we did a bit more of that today."
In the field events for the men, Reggie Ferrell had the highlight finish in the men's triple jump finishing second on a leap of 13.63-meters. Tim Ehrhardt took 10th in the discus throw with a furthest throw of 38.48-meters.
In the women's field events, Autumn Robinson and Morgan Johnson both competed in the triple jump. Robinson took fifth on a jump of 11.02-meters, while Johnson finished sixth at 11.01-meters.
In the intermediate hurdles for the women, Maya Roberts had a close finish to nab second place on a personal-best time of 14.15. Following Roberts, Will Agodu led the effort for the men in the 110-meter hurdles finishing third on a time of 14.50. For the 400-meter hurdles Taylor Mullins took third for the women clocking in at 1:02.75, while the men had three top-finishers in the 400-meter hurdles. David Washington led the effort with a first-place finish and Noah Burton and Noah VanReesema took third and sixth, respectively.
Savalas Morgan showed progress improving on his personal-best in the 100-meter dash clocking in at 10.73 for third-place finish. Nick Tompkins and Jon Edwards took eighth and ninth respectively in the 100-meter.
Denise Spann finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.86, while Cierra Pryor nabbed eighth place on a time of 58.78.
Justine Kiprotich had another outstanding performance finishing first in the 800-meter and he clocked in at 1:50.32. Three women ran in the 800-meter run and were led by Carlyn Arteaga who finished fifth on a time of 2:11.29. Julia Rustmann and Sarah Rustmann took seventh and ninth, respectively.
Michigan State will send a group of throwers down to Indiana University for a Last Chance meet in preparation for the upcoming Big Ten Outdoor Championships. The Big Ten Championships will take place at Penn State and stretch from May 11-13.