Track and field teams shine at final home meet

SVSU track and field hosted the SVSU Tune-Up event on Friday, Feb. 18 in the Fieldhouse.

This was the team’s last home meet of the season where they also honored the senior class.

Senior Alona Olshevska placed second in the 60-meter dash with 7.53 seconds, setting a new school record.

The record was previously held by Cheyenne Williamson with 7.54 seconds at last year’s 2021 GLIAC Indoor Championship.

Senior Lauren Buckner took first in the 800-meter run with 2:16.10.

Sophomore Jenna Picard won the mile race for the women at 5:11.45.

Senior Ciera Weber placed first in the pole vault with 3.59 meters.

In the weight throw, senior Ali Aldrich took second, tossing 17.21 meters.

The women won the long jump competition with junior Taylor Lucas leaping 5.41 meters.

For the men, the meet was just as successful.

Freshman Corey Bowers took first in the mile race at 4:10.54. Junior Eric Niestroy was six seconds behind Bower, placing second at 4:16.07.

In the 200-meter dash, junior Quin Broussard placed second with 22.41 seconds.

Sophomores Cavan Wilcox and Will Aldrich placed first and second respectively in the pole vault competition.

Wilcox had a vault of 4.66 meters while Aldrich came in at 3.98 meters.

In shot put, freshman Nolan Berg placed third, throwing 13.99 meters.

Additionally, for the 400-meter the men took second, third and fourth all within a second of each other.

Junior Nathan Furst placed second with 51.26 seconds, senior Riley Feeney third at 51.31 and sophomore Seth Oxer fourth with 51.71.

On Friday the teams will begin competition at the GLIAC Indoor Championships at Grand Valley State University.

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