Track and field teams place third at weekend invite

The SVSU track and field team competed in both the Golden Grizzly Invite and the Lee Flames Invitational this weekend.

The team split up their athletes between the two competitions.

At the Golden Grizzly meet, Morgan Fuerst placed first for the Women’s 1500 meter run and Lauren Buckner placed second.

Fuerst placed with 4:31.85 and Buckner a second behind with 4:32.77.

Alona Olshevska placed first in the women’s 200-meter dash with a time of 24.46.

In the women’s long jump Cheyenne Williamson placed first with a jump of 6.12 meters. The next closest jump was a 5.44 meter jump from Antonia Woods from Eastern Michigan.

For the men, the Golden Grizzly meet brought success.

Seth Oxer placed second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.19 seconds and Nathan Furst placed third at 57.03.

For the men’s 800 meter run, Brendan Nesbitt took first by one second with 1:52.87, Harrell William from Oakland University was right behind him at 1:53.07.

Cavan Wilcox placed first in the men’s pole vault competition with 4.08 meters.

The women’s team placed third out of the eight universities in the 18 scored events with 67 points.

The men’s team also placed third with 76 points against 7 other universities.

For both men’s and women’s Eastern Michigan won first and Oakland placed second.

The results for the Lee Flames Invitational had not been posted at the time of this report.

The team continues their season on Wednesday at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific University and at the Cal State LA Twilight Open hosted by California State-Los Angeles.

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