GVSU Completes Gina Relays at Hillsdale
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Tanner Mickey - Athletic Communications Assistant
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HILLSDALE, Mich. -- The Grand Valley State men's and women's track teams traveled to Hillsdale, Mich. over the weekend to compete at the Gina Relays. The Lakers were able to place 16 individuals in top-five positions in their respective events. The Lakers came into the event as the sixth-ranked women's team and the eighth-ranked men's team in the country per the USTFCCCA Coaches Poll.
The GVSU women were led over the weekend by top five finishes from Kathryn Mills, Angela Ritter, Lucy Buckholz, Sara Overbeek, Tiara Wiggins, Breanna Luba, Skylar Dantzler, and the 4x100m relay team. Mills was able to place second in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.63m (5' 4 1/4"). Ritter placed first in the 200m with a time of 23.87. Buckholz took home a first place finish in the pole vault at 3.61m (11' 10"), while Overbeek placed fifth in the event at 3.46m (11' 4 1/4"). Wiggins placed third in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.15. Luba was able to grab a third place finish in the 100m at 12.37. Dantzler placed third in the 200m with a time of 25.37. The Laker 4x100m relay team of Luba, Ritter, Chant'e Roberts, and Sarah Buella took home a third place finish at 47.07.
On the men's side, the Lakers were led with top five finishes from Darius Youngblood, Chaz Porter, Tyler Pavliga, Jaylin Golson, Jacob Battani, and Nate Fasbender. Youngblood was able to take home a fifth place finish in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.19. Porter grabbed a third place finish in the 400m with a time of 49.58. In the 400m hurdles, Pavliga was able to place second with a time of 54.43. In the 200m, Jaylin Golson was able to place first with a time of 21.99. Battani was able to take home first in the pole vault with a height of 4.90m (16' 0 3/4"), while Fasbender grabbed a third place finish at a height of 4.75m (15' 7").
The Laker throwers competed at the Calvin Tune-Up Invite while much of the squad was at Hillsdale. Mary Hecksel was able to place third in the discus with a distance of 48.26m (158' 4"). Kyra Hull took home a first place finish in the hammer throw, hitting a distance of 56.70m (186' 0"), while Kaylyn Hill placed second in the event at 51.93m (170' 4"). Bobbie Goodwin placed second in the javelin throw at 36.31m (119' 1"). For the Laker men, Mike Moon place first in the hammer throw at 60.34m (197' 11").
The Lakers will be hosting the GLIAC Outdoor Championships starting Wednesday afternoon and continuing through Friday.