Ferris State Wraps Up Action At D2 Track & Field National Championships
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Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University wrapped up action in the 2018 NCAA Division Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday (March 10) with the Bulldogs' final competitor taking part in day two competition in Pittsburg, Kan.
On the final day, senior high jumper Jon Cok (Grand Rapids/Christian) came in 13th overall in the high jump with a performance of 2.03 meters.
FSU's Cody Stilwell (Cadillac) finished 11th overall in the men's weight throw on Friday in day one action with a performance of 19.27 meters for the Bulldogs.
Student-athletes qualified for the championships by reaching the automatic and provisional standards established for each event.
The championships were held at the Robert W. Plaster Center. Pittsburg State University and the Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau are served as co-hosts of the championships.
Heading into the national meet, Stilwell held the nation's fifth-best throw this year in his event with a school-record performance of 20.84 meters. Meanwhile, Cok's top effort this season of 2.11 meters in the high jump ranked 13th nationally going into the meet.
Recently, both finished third in their respective events at the 2018 GLIAC Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Kelly Family Sports Center in Allendale. Stilwell had a toss of 65-11 3/4" at the conference indoor meet with Cok jumping 6-10 1/4" at the event.
A year ago, Cok earned All-America honors in the high jump at the D2 Indoor Championships in Birmingham (Ala.) with a sixth-place performance. He became the first male student-athlete at FSU to earn All-America accolades in track and field since 2010 when Greg Burns finished sixth in the pole vault at the national indoor meet.
Both Cok and Stilwell also competed last May at the D2 Outdoor National Championships in Bradenton, Fla., where Cok finished 15th overall at the high jump and Stilwell placed 18th in the hammer throw in his initial national competition.