Grand Valley State T&F Sweeps Saginaw Valley State in Annual Dual Meet
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Nick Kapatos - Sports Information Graduate Assistant
SVSU-GVSU Dual Meet Results
2015 Meyo Invitational Day One Results
University Center, Mich. – In the fourth edition of the SVSU-GVSU Dual Meet Grand Valley State was once again the victor as the Lakers bested the host Cardinals, 83-54 for the men and 85-44 for the women, at the SVSU Fieldhouse.
On the afternoon, the #7 Laker men collected nine individual wins against their GLIAC rivals, eight NCAA provisional qualifying marks, and a new SVSU Fieldhouse record in the weight throw. That new record in the weight throw belonged to Mike Moon who, with a throw of 18.52 meters, broke the previous record of 18.49 meters set by Colin Cashner of Detroit-Mercy just one week ago at the SVSU "Jet's Pizza" Invitational. Moon currently sits 14th in NCAA Division II in the event, thanks to his throw of 18.63 meters from last Saturday's GVSU Quad Meet.
Also hitting provisional marks in the event for Grand Valley State were Jay Lechner and Blake Donson. Lechner. The junior Lechner placed second with a mark of 18.17 meters, while his fellow junior Donson made a throw of 17.98 meters to place third.
Other provisional marks on the day were set by Trent Chappell with a mark of 2.10 meters in a high jump victory, Patrick Fisch in his pole vault win (4.71m), and Samora Nesbitt in his triple jump victory (14.23m), and Chris Saikalis (1st, 17.00m) and Darien Thornton (2nd, 16.72m) in the shot put..
Victories in the remaining events for the Lakers on the day came from Luke Vasilion in the 60 meter dash (7.06), Gerald McGee in the 200 meter dash (22.14), Mitchell Wilkins in the Mile run (4:21.66), and Mark List in the 3000 meter run (8:41.59)
Meanwhile, the fourth-ranked women captured a total of 10 wins, four provisional marks, and a tie in the SVSU Fieldhouse record for the pole vault. It was Jamie Roberts who tied the mark of 3.94 meters originally set by Western Ontario's Robin Bone at the SVSU "Doug Hansen" Open on Jan. 23, 2015. Roberts tied her season-best mark from the previous weekend's GVSU Quad Meet.
Other provisional marks on the afternoon for GVSU were set by Kaylyn Hill in a shot put victory (13.33m), and Laura Schroeder (1st, 17.57m) and Hill (2nd, 16.42m) in the weight throw.
The remaining event winners for Grand Valley State were by Michaela Lewis in the 60 meter dash (7.79), Carly Scott in the 200 meter dash (25.84), Breanna Luba in the 400 meter dash (57.34), Allyson Winchester in the 1 Mile run (5:11.56), Jenna Klynstra in the 3000 meter run (10:22.84), and McKenna Mattson in the 60 meter hurdles (8.98). The 4x400 meter relay 'A' team of Jessica O'Connell, Brittney Banister, Brittany Terry, and Kylie Hicks were also victorious, running a time of 3:57.64 to just edge out Saginaw Valley State's 'A' team in the event.
Also in action today was Sean Wells in the 60 meter hurdles at the 2015 Meyo Invitational heled at the Loftus Sports Center by the University of Notre Dame. Wells placed third in the hurdles semifinal with a time of 7.91, qualifying him for the final held tomorrow. The senior will also be running with Brent Brock, TJ Burnett, and Daniel Pung in the men's 4x400 meter relay on Saturday (Feb. 7).
The entire Grand Valley State track & field team returns to action on Friday (Feb. 13) for the first of the two-day GVSU Big Meet.