SVSU hosts Doug Hanson Open track meet

Cavan Wilcox tied for the win in the pole vault, clearing 4.35m. Vanguard Photo | Brooke Elward

SVSU had its second meet of the season on Jan. 22 as they hosted Sienna Heights for the Doug Hanson Open.

On the women’s side, SVSU was able to win 11 of its 13 events during the meet. Junior Jenna Keiser was able to win the one-mile race as she posted a time of 5:07.68, as well as participating in the 3000-meter run.

Sophomore Cassandra Campbell won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.19 seconds, as well as being a part of the win- ning group in the 4×400-meter relay.

Sophomore Kelsey Landra secured a win for SVSU in the 400-meter dash with her time of 1:01.43, along with a second-place finish in the long jump and being a part of the winning group in the 4×400-meter re- lay.

Junior Alicia Aldrich hit the NCAA Pro- visional Mark by throwing 18.89 meters in the weight throw event. Aldrich finished first in the shot put after throwing 13.27 meters.

Senior Taylor Lucas took part in the 4×400-meter winning team, to go along with her second-place finish in the triple jump and her victory in the long jump.

SVSU’s men’s team was able to win most of its events as well.

Redshirt freshman CarLee Stimpfel won the Men’s one-mile run with a time of 4:11.46, along with a win in the 3000-meter run with his time of 8:31.29.

Sophomore Tyler Burrell was a part of the men’s 4×400 relay team that was able to win the event.

Burrell also finished in fourth place for the 400-meter dash.

Redshirt freshman Jared McLean was able to take first in the men’s 400-meter dash with his time of 50.24 seconds, along with being a part of the team that came in second for the 4×400-meter relay.

Sophomore Nathan Furst won the 60-meter dash and was also able to come in second place during the 60-meter hurdles.

Furst also participated as part of the sec- ond-place team in the 4×400-meter relay.

Freshman Ethan Engelhardt won the high jump with a height of 1.86 meters, in addition to his second-place finish as a part of the 4×400-meter relay team.

SVSU’s performance as a team allowed them to fare well in the matchup, as well as get warmed up before 2021 GLIAC meets begin.

SVSU has its next meet, a two-day home event, scheduled for Jan. 29 and 30 as part of the Jet’s Pizza Open.


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