Spring Arbor - Two School Records For Track and Field at Hillsdale Tune-Up
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HILLSDALE, Mich. – The Spring Arbor University track and field teams sent a select group of athletes to compete at the Hillsdale College Tune Up on Saturday where two school records fell. Freshman Sarah Maschino smashed her own program record in the 60 meter hurdles while senior Leslie Tanis broke the all-time mark in the weight throw.
EVENT: Grand Valley State Tune-Up | Hillsdale Tune Up
TEAM FINISH: No team scoring
LOCATION: Kelly Family Sports Center | Allendale, Mich. | Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center | Hillsdale, Mich.
Freshman Zach Lamphere ran a personal-best 8.87 in the 60 hurdles. That time ranks eighth on the program's Top 10 list.
In the one mile run, Logan Robart finished second out of 58 runners, crossing the finish line in 4:24.07. Max Whittredge followed in ninth place in 4:32.77.
Joshua Norton placed ninth in the 5000 meter run with a time of 17:14.77.
Austin Hickerson clocked in at 23.03 to earn sixth in the 200 meter dash while Trent Smith grabbed sixth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:00.52.
Out of 19 athletes in the shot put, Jonathan Dracht took seventh with a throw of 43' 11.25" (13.39m).
In the 60 hurdles final, Maschino turned in a record-shattering 9.13 to earn third place. The time broke her previous school record by 0.03 seconds.
Senior Leslie Tanis also established a new school record in the weight throw. Tanis, who already owned the school's top mark in the event, broke her previous record by nearly a foot with her throw of 47' 7.25" (14.51m).
Bethany Kuenzer and Katrina Tovar each grabbed fifth place in the pole vault after clearing 11' 8.5" (3.57m). Crystal Tovar followed in 10th with a personal-best 10' 0.75" (3.07m).
At the GVSU Tune-Up Friday, freshman Jasmine Harper completed the 3000 meter run in 10:29.31 to grab second place. That time was not only a personal-best but was also the fifth-best performance in SAU history. It also narrowly missed qualifying her for the NAIA national championships, but was off by 1.7 seconds after the time conversion. Victoria Harper finished in fifth place with a time of 10:47.25.
Spring Arbor will compete at the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas on Mar. 1-3.
Currently, the Cougars have seven athletes competing in five events at the national meet:
Austin Hickerson (400, 4x400)
Max Whittredge (800, 4x400)
Jeremy Goodson (4x400)
Joe VandePol (4x400)
Sarah Maschino (60 meter hurdles)
Bethany Kuenzer (pole vault)
Katrina Tovar (pole vault)