GVSU - Men Claim 85.5-50.5 Victory Over SVSU
Provided by GVSU
University Center, Mich. - The ninth-ranked Grand Valley State men's track and field team traveled to GLIAC rival Saginaw Valley State on Friday (Feb. 4) to take on the Cardinals in their lone dual meet of the indoor season, coming away with an 85.5-50.5 victory. The Lakers won 10 events on the day while Donny Stiffler and Xavier Parnell hit individual national qualifying marks of the meet for GVSU.
Parnell had arguably the biggest day for the Lakers, notching victories in both the 60 meter dash (6.91 seconds) and 200 meter dash (22.41 seconds), setting meet records in both events. His 6.91 second time was good enough for a provisional qualifying mark.
Anthony Witt set a meet record in the mile run with a time of 4:17.37 in his victory. The 4x400 relay team hit the lone running provisional mark of the day for the Lakers, finishing in a time of 3:19.86 to take the event.
In the field events, Patrick Livengood set a meet record with a high jump of 2.03 meters while Stiffler won the shot put with the other individual provisional qualifying mark for the Lakers, a toss of 17.43 meters.
The Lakers will now prepare for their biggest meet of the season, the GVSU Big Meet on Friday (Feb. 10) at 10 a.m. in the Kelly Family Sports Center.
Below is a list of the winner in each event of the meet as well as the highest GVSU finisher if they were not the winner of the event.
60 Meter Dash
1. Xavier Parnell (GVSU) - 6.91 (Meet record/NCAA Prov.)
200 Meter Dash
1. Xavier Parnell (GVSU) - 22.41 (Meet record)
400 Meter Dash
1. Lee Chiatalas (SVSU) - 51.40; 2. Michael Bareman (GVSU) - 51.59
800 Meter Run
1. Drew Meylan (SVSU) - 1:56.08 (Meet record); 3. Jeremy Wilk (GVSU) - 1:57.73
1 Mile Run
1. Anthony Witt (GVSU) - 4:17.37 (Meet record)
3000 Meter Run
1. Jake Isaacson (GVSU) - 8:37.85
60 Meter Hurdles
1. Rick Kwasnik (GVSU) - 8.39
4x400 Meter Relay
1. GVSU "A" (Nathaniel Hammersmith, Deonte' Hurst, Mohamed Mohamed, Logan Hoffman) - 3:19.86 (Meet record/NCAA Prov.)
1. Patrick Livengood (GVSU) - 2.03m (Meet record)
1. Bret Myers (GVSU) - 4.70m
1. Trent Chappell (GVSU) - 6.45m
1. Donny Stiffler (GVSU) - 17.43m (NCAA Prov.)
1. Brian Bott (SVSU) - 17.31m; 2. Andrew Gorley (GVSU) - 17.26m