LSSU - Thomas is a double winner and two school records fall at Al Owens Classic
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ALLENDALE – Lake Superior State's Oshane Thomas extended his outdoor track and field season unbeaten streak by winning the men's 100 and 200-meter dashes Saturday at the Al Owens Classic hosted by Grand Valley State.
Thomas clocked a field-leading :10.72 during the 100-dash preliminaries then won the final heat in :10.79. He cruised to the 200 title with a NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time of :21.43. In addition to Thomas, LSSU's Justin Dieck won the men's shot put, improving upon his outdoor school record with a 17.64-meter toss. Dieck bettered his former mark of 17.48 meters set a year ago at Hillsdale.
Robert Valdez cleared 2.02 meters to finish fifth in the men's high jump. Sean Suehr placed eighth (:55.39) and Yazin Joseph 23rd (:59.79) in the men's 400-meter hurdles. Dieck also placed 15th in the discus throw (44.07 meters), while Nolin Livingston was 30th (39.52 meters). Following Dieck in the shot put were Cole VanOosten, who was 13th at 14.10 meters, and Aaron Whaley, who tied for 19th at 13.64 meters.
Spencer Montcastle placed 16th in the 100-meter dash preliminaries in :11.21. Leading the Laker men's distance corps were Garrett Smith, who was 11th in the 5,000-meter run in 15:35.52, Adam Birkeland, who was 20th in 15:52.15, and Ryan Rogers, who finished 24th in 15:55.08.
For the LSSU women, Lydia Heimonen placed 14th in the 800-meter dash with a school-record time of 2:18.45. Heimonen beat the former school record of 2:20.17 set by Meghan Juuti in April, 2005.
Jasmine Mata finished 34th among 53 sprinters in the women's 100-meter dash preliminaries with a time of :13.22 and was 42nd in the 200-meter dash in :26.94. In the women's 5,000-meter run, Hannah Passino was 21st in 19:55.61, while McKenzie Richardson placed 30th (20:30.05) and Trudie Mulville 32nd (20:35.95).
In the women's field events, Bobbie Love was 35th in the shot put (9.38 meters) and 36th in the discus throw (33.20 meters). Sarah Swider was 14th in the high jump (1.52 meters), while Julianna Wier placed 17th (1.47 meters). Swider finished 16th in the long jump (5.06 meters), while Rebecka Knox was 22nd (4.98 meters).