GVSU - Lakers Conclude GVSU Tune-Up
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The Grand Valley State men and women's track & field teams wrapped up their final indoor meet on Friday (Feb. 16) and put up 14 provisional marks. The Lakers next meet will be the GLIAC Championships, which will be held here at Grand Valley State next weekend (Feb. 24-25).
On the women's side, the Lakers saw nine athletes hit provisional marks on Friday afternoon. Madison Goen ran a provisional time of 4:58.98 in the mile and earned a second place finish, while Breanna Luba placed first in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.76. In the field events, women's pole vault saw three Lakers hit provisional marks, as Elli Kimes placed first after she cleared a provisional height of 3.73m, followed by Lucy Buckholz and Sara Overbeek with heights of 3.58m which were the second best heights during the meet. Dajsha Avery had a strong performance in the shot put, as she threw a distance of 14.31 en route to a first place finish. Three more Laker women hit NCAA provisional marks in the weight throw, as Bobbie Goodwin led the way for the Lakers with a first place finish after she threw a distance of 19.31m. Brianna DeSappio and Jessica Rockwell both hit provisional marks of 17.13m and 16.87m.
On the men's side there were five NCAA qualifying marks during the meet, Justin Scavarda hit qualifying marks in the shot put and the weight throw. In the shot put Scavarda hit a distances of 16.43m en route to a first place finish, and distance of 18.20m in the weight throw which was the fifth best mark at the meet. In the pole vault, Jacob Battani cleared 5.02m, while taking first place, and Alex Peskin hit a mark of 4.72m. Tyler Kirkwood was the sole men's track athlete that ran a provisional mark, after he finished first in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.15.
Next week Grand Valley State will host the 2017-18 GLIAC Indoor Championships, which will be held on Saturday (Feb.24) and Sunday (Feb.25), starting at 9:00 a.m.