GVSU Men - Men Hit Three Qualifying Marks on Day Two

GVSU Men - Men Hit Three Qualifying Marks on Day Two

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Bloomington, Ind. - The men's track and field team completed the Indiana University Relays on Saturday (Jan. 28) at Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse and three Lakers hit qualifying marks including Daniel Vanek's automatic mark in the shot put.

The majority of the meet for both days were Division I institutions but the Lakers held their own, including five top 10 finishes on the final day of the meet.

Brent VanEnk finished sixth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.73 seconds while Logan Hoffman had a great showing in the 400 meter dash, finishing in a time of 49.13 seconds, good for third place to tie for the highest Laker finish of the afternoon.

The 4x400 relay team of Nathaniel Hammersmith, Deonte' Hurst, Mohamed Mohamed and Hoffman finished seventh with a time of 3:18.21, a provisional qualifying mark for the Division II indoor nationals.

Donny Stiffler placed ninth in the shot put invitational event with a mark of 16.98 meters, a provisional qualifying mark.

The lone automatic qualifying mark for the Lakers on the day came from Vanek, who finished third in the shot put invitational with a toss of 18.47 meters. He finished the event as the highest Division II competitor.

The Lakers will be back in action on Friday (Feb. 3) when they head to University Center, Mich. to take on GLIAC rival Saginaw Valley State in dual-meet action.