Track & Field Competes at Grand Valley State and Olivet College

Track & Field Competes at  Grand Valley State and Olivet College

The Adrian College track and field team competed in two meets over the weekend as the team split between the Olivet College Comet Invitational and the Grand Valley State Invitational. The Bulldogs performed well as the men and women each placed fourth in Olivet while the men took 11th at Grand Valley State.

The Comet Invitational was highlighted by Kendra Schleede taking second place in the shot put for the women with a throw of 9.58m while Rebecca Wenk took fifth on a throw of 8.86m. Schleede then took second in the hammer throw (35.28m) and third in the discus (30.77m). Cassandra Leese placed second in the javelin throw with a result of 30.42m.

The men were led by Nathan Schneider as he placed sixth in the 800m run on a time of 2:10.78. The Bulldogs then saw Nathan Waite take third in the 1500 meter run (4:18.13) while Daniel Malcolm followed with a fourth place finish on a time of 4:18.58. Denrick Acton would take first in the pole vault with a 3.65m result.

The throwers for the men were led by William Simon as he placed second in the shot put (14.21m) and fourth in the discus (43.82m). Blake Vanstrate took fourth in the javelin with a throw of 34.27m.

The Bulldogs then saw impressive results at Grand Valley State led by Rachel Dolphin as she took 16th in the 200m dash on a time of 26.29s. Josie Addison took 12th in the 400m dash on a time of 1:01.04. Kallee Reiff took 12th in the 400m hurdles on a 1:07.81 effort.

The Bulldogs 4x100m relay team of Takiyah Smith, Reiff, Dolphin, and Natalie Modes combined for a time of 50.25s and a 10th place finish.

The men were led in the sprints by Randolph Fry as he placed 17th in the 200m dash on a time of 23.07s. The 400m dash saw Blake Hairston take 10th on a time of 50.13s.

The distance runners for the men saw Thomas Windle take second place in the 5000m run (15:07.58) and Dominick Reed follow with a fifth place finish on a time of 15:31.81.

The 4x100m relay team for the men placed fifth as Tyler Bruce, Hairston, Matthew Williams, and Fry combined for a time of 42.42s.

The jumps for the men saw Scott Campbell take fifth place in the high jump on a 2.01m effort. Campbell also took ninth in the triple jump with a 12.37m result and would then finish his day with a second place finish in the javelin throw on a result of 55.55m.

Head Coach James Larson was excited about the day's result, "It was a great day for performances and we took advantage of it. We had a number of personal records (PRs), and those that didn't PR were still close.  We are gearing up for the MIAA Championships in two weeks and next week we are at the "Gina" Relays at Hillsdale College which has always been a great meet for us. It is an exciting time for Track & Field these next few weeks and the Bulldogs will be ready to go."