GVSU - Wells Sets School Record, NCAA Auto Mark at Meyo Invite
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South Bend, Ind. - A Grand Valley State sprinter set a new GVSU record while also hitting an NCAA automatic qualifying mark at the 2015 Meyo Inivitational at the Loftus Sports Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.
In the previous day's 60 meter hurdle preliminary run, Sean Wells completed the race in a time of 7.83. This not only qualifying him for the semifinals of the hurdles, but it automatically qualified him for the NCAA Indoor National Championships on Mar. 13-14 in Birmingham, Ala. His run also broke a school record he originally set at the 2014 GLIAC Indoor Championships, taking first-place in the event with a time of 7.87. The junior then ran a time of 7.91 in the 60 meter hurdle semifinal to qualify for Saturday's final.
On Saturday, Wells ran in the final of the 60 meter hurdles with several other top Division I runners. Among these runners, Wells placed fourth with a time of 7.89, only .08 seconds off the third-place runner Adarius Washington of Indiana State.
Wells also competed with teammates Daniel Pung, Brent Brock, and TJ Burnett in the 4x400 meter relay, placing 11th with a time of 3:14.50, just .04 seconds off of the Michigan 'A' team in 10th.
The Lakers are back in action this coming Friday and Saturday when they host the 2015 GVSU Big Meet at the Kelly Family Sports Center.