Track and field sets new record at Jet’s Pizza Invitational

SVSU hosted the Jet’s Pizza Invitational on Friday and Saturday in the Ryder Center Fieldhouse with a new record being set by junior Cheyenne Williamson.

The two-day event was filled with heavy competition for both squads.

The first day for the men had multiple highlights in the pole vault, 5,000-meter run, and 60-meter hurdles.

In the pole vault junior Cavan Wilcox placed second with 4.43 meters and sophomore Will Aldrich placed fourth with 4.28 meters.

With a time of 15:26.98, junior Cooper Lenzi placed eighth in the 5000-meter run, less than a second behind Raffi Fry in seventh.

Junior Nathan Furst took third for the 60-meter hurdles prelims, qualifying him for Saturday’s final with 8.48 seconds.

For the women, Friday also brought many successes.

Sophomore Angelina Delbosque competed in the 60-meter dash prelims, qualifying her for the finals on Saturday.

Williamson dominated for the Cardinals, Winning the pentathlon with a score of 4,051, she set a new SVSU fieldhouse record.

She placed first in 60-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, and long jump and a second-place finish in the 800-meter run.

Senior Alona Olshevska won first in the preliminary heat for the 200-meter dash and took first for the final event.

Senior Ciera Weber conquered in the pole vault placing first with a mark of 3.69 meters.

Saturday brought continued success for the Cardinals.

Sophomore Ryan Mixon took first with 22.45 seconds in the 200-meter dash.

Following Furst’s qualifying 60-meters hurdles, he earned second with a time of 8.51 seconds.

For the 3,000-meter run senior CarLee Stimpfel placed first with 8:07.05 and senior Dayton Brown finished third with 8.18.25.

Nolan Berg placed second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.51 seconds.

Placing fourth in the 400-meter dash was Seth Oxer with a time of 51.43 seconds.

Olshevska had two great times for the 200-meter and the 400-meter dashes, with 24.67 and 55.57 seconds respectively

For the mile race sophomore Alexa Keiser placed second with 4:55.17.

SVSU track and field will continue its season on Feb. 5 at the SVSU – WSU – NMU Tri Meet.

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