Relay Teams Set School Record; GVSU Finishes Tune-Up

Relay Teams Set School Record; GVSU Finishes Tune-Up

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ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Grand Valley State men's track and field team hit three provisional and one automatic NCAA Division II qualifying marks highlighted by a school record in the 4x400 relay at the GVSU Tune-Up on Friday evening at the Kelly Family Sports Center.

Sophomore Bret Myers earned a provisional mark in the pole vault, hitting a season-best height of 4.92 meters to finish second in the event. Freshman Jeremy Horner took third in the same even, finishing with a season-best height of 4.62 meters.

Senior Daniel Vanek hit an automatic qualifying throw of 19.07 meters in the shot put event. Junior Donny Stiffler recorded a 17.27 in the same event to earn a provisional mark. Vanek and Stiffler took first and third, respectively, in the shot put.

In the last event of the night, the relay team of sophomores Nathaniel Hammersmith, Chris Teitsma, Mohamed Mohamed and Logan Hoffman recorded a GVSU record time of 3:15:15 to hit a provisional mark and break the old record by just 11-hundreths of a second.

The Lakers also picked up a first-place finish from junior Andrew Gorley in the weight throw with a toss of 17.24 meters and sophomore Nathan Dekam finished in second with a season-best distance of 17.01 meters.

In the 60-meter dash, senior Xavier Parnell crossed the line with a time of 6.97 seconds to win the event.

GVSU now turns its attention to the GLIAC Championship beginning on Friday, Feb. 24 in Findlay, Ohio at 11 a.m.