Thomas sets new LSSU outdoor 100-meter dash record on his way to double victory
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ALLENDALE – Lake Superior State senior Oshane Thomas set a new school record in the outdoor 100-meter dash on his way to sweeping the 100 and 200 Saturday at the prestigious Al Owens Classic hosted by Grand Valley State.
Thomas recorded the meet's fastest 100-meter preliminary time of :10.60, which bettered Laker Ben Monroe's school record of :10.63 set on April 21, 2012, at GVSU. Later in the day, Thomas beat his own record by winning the finals in :10.54, edging Eastern Michigan's Leighton Antonio (:10.57). Thomas won the 200-meter dash in :21.79. Teammate Spencer Montcastle placed 18th in the 100 in :11.22 and 11th in the 200 with a time of :22.81.
LSSU's Garrett Smith finished sixth in the 5,000-meter run in 15:32.86, while Adam Birkeland was 17th in 16:01.72. Cole VanOosten took eighth in the men's shot put (14.64 meters) and 23rd in the discus throw (40.87 meters). Parker Wyngaard was 10th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:07.72.
Rounding out top finishes for the Laker men were Bryce DeGrammont, who was 30th in the 400-meter dash (:51.95), Travis Sutton, who was 57th in the 800-meter run (2:01.61), and Jack Miles, who was 62nd in the 1,500-meter run (4:17.69).
The LSSU men placed 11th among 24 teams.
Sara Swider led the LSSU women's team by placing 13th in the high jump (1.49 meters) and 27th in the long jump (4.64 meters). Lydia Heimonen posted the Lakers' best track finish of 14th in the 5,000-meter run (19:04.68). MacKenzie Kelly was 24th (19:48.67).
Jessica Schmidt finished 31st in the 100-meter dash (:13.43), while Autumn Arseneau was 55th in the 200-meter dash (:28.65). Rebecca Lathrop placed 79th in the 1,500-meter run (5:27.66). In the women's shot put, Sara Ostwald was 35th (27.91 meters) and Bobbie Love 40th (25.94 meters).