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Track and field places first at tri-meet

Senior Kelsey Landra jumps 1.51 meters, earning a first place victory. Vanguard Photographer | Sarah Brege

The SVSU men’s and women’s track and field teams had a busy weekend of competition at home and away.

On Feb. 4, Cardinals traveled to compete at Concordia-Ann Arbor which brought several victories.

In the high jump, freshman Ben Arens came in first with a jump of 1.85 meters.

For the 3,000-meter run, junior Thomas Hufton claimed the win in 8:43.32.

Junior Cheyenne Williamson placed first in the women’s high jump with a height of 1.65 meters.

Sophomore Ryan Mixon placed first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.13 seconds.

Mixon joined freshman Rodney Zimmerman and juniors Tyler Burrell and Quin Broussard in the 1,600-meter relay placing fourth with a time of 3:32.13.

Junior Cavan Wilcox earned the first place spot in the pole vault with a 4.45-meter mark.

In the 800-meter race, senior Austin Rippee placed second with a time of 1:57.22.

Junior Nathan Furst took second place in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.58 seconds.

Junior Cheyenne Williamson places first in long jump with 5.61 meters. Vanguard Photographer | Sarah Brege

On Feb. 5, the women’s team competed at home in a tri-meet against Northern Michigan University (NMU) and Wayne State University (WSU.)

Williamson claimed victory in the long jump on Saturday with a mark of 5.61 meters. Williamson also placed third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.40 and fifth in the shot-put event, putting the ball 11.41 meters.

Junior Mackenzie Ramey placed first in the shot-put with a throw of 13.11 meters. Sophomore Brooke Coulter placed second with a throw of 12.36 meters.

Senior Kelsey Landra placed first in the high jump reaching 1.51 meters.

In the 3000-meter run, sophomore Alexa Keiser took first place with a time of 9:55.67.

Senior Alona Olshevska won the 300-meter dash in 39.17 seconds.

In the weight throw, senior Ali Aldrich placed first with a throw of 17.28 meters.

Olshevska and Williamson teamed up with junior Alexa Cross and sophomore Jenna Picard to win the 1,200-meter event with a time of 2:42.92.

Overall, the SVSU women’s team won the tri-meet with 72 points followed by WSU with 61.5 points and NMU with 33.5 points.

Next weekend, the teams will continue their season by competing at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet in Allendale.

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