GVSU Men - Four Lakers Hit Provisional Marks
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The Grand Valley State men's track and field team, ranked 14th in the latest USTFCCCA rankings, traveled all across the country this weekend, competing in three different meets.
In Stanford, Calif. at the Stanford Invitational, senior Anthony Witt (Jasonville, Ind./Shakamak) had a spectacular performance in the 5,000 meter run. Witt finished in a time of 14:11.20, an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark and the second fastest 5k time in GVSU history.
The sprinters, throwers and jumpers all competed in Durham, N.C. at the Duke Invitational, where the Lakers went up against mostly Division I institutions.
Redshirt freshman Trent Chappell (Jenison, Mich.) finished the high jump in third place, clearing a height of 2.15 meters (7'0.5"), hitting a provisional mark of his own and barely missing the automatic qualifying mark of 2.16 meters.
Junior Andrew Gorley (Novi, Mich./Northville) hit a provisional mark in the hammer throw with a toss of 58.07 meters (190'6.25"), good enough for a second place finish in the event.
Senior Xavier Parnell (Detroit, Mich./Renaissance) finished fourth in two different events. He placed fourth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.81 seconds and fourth in the 200 meter with a time of 21.77 seconds.
The vaulters competed at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational and it was junior Raphael Gelo (Kabetogama, Minn./Bemidji State) hitting a provisional mark, clearing a height of 4.88 meters (16'0"). He tied for second in the event and was the highest finishing Division II athlete.
The Lakers will be competing in Hillsdale, Mich. at the Hillsdale Invitational this Saturday (Apr. 14).