February 8, 2013
For Immediate Release
GVSU Results | Taylor Results
Allendale, Mich. – The Warriors wrapped up their indoor regular season with a trip to the Grand Valley State University "Big Meet" and Taylor University over the weekend.
Adella King (Detroit, MI/Finney) would continue her illustrious career by breaking the facility record, and her own school record, in both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash. King’s times of 7.36 and 23.89 are even more impressive considering this track is not known for great sprint times. She ranks second nationally in both events.
Katelyn Lewis (7.57), Jewel Thomas (7.69), and Dontaey Paige (6.83) would all just miss lifetime-best performances in the 60. Paige was the top collegiate finisher on the men’s side.
Not to be outdone, the distance squad grabbed seven personal-best times highlighted by Nick Radionoff (Benzie, MI/Benzie Central) breaking the school record in 1:53.91. He was followed closely by Matt Adair (Ft. Wayne, IN/Concordia Lutheran) in 1:55.16. In the 5k, Becca Lamb’s (Ridgeville, OH/North Ridgeville) 18:39.40 is a lifetime-best and is the fastest in the WHAC this season. Aaron Belcher (Mooresville, IN/Mooresville) was able to better his B standard with a time of 15:07.56 and Marcus Hobbs (Nineveh, IN/Indian Creek) would run a 15:24.54 for a new personal-best. Lastly, Drew Mueller (Florissant, MO/McCluer North) would run a 4:17.94 for a new school record and the A standard in the event.
Moving to the hurdles, Shayla France (Harrison Twp, MI/L’Anse Creuse) would run a lifetime-best 8.70 in the trials and then an amazing 8.51 in the final for a new school record, and the top time nationally in the event. Robert Rose’s (Indianapolis, IN/Kansas City CC) time of 8.21 is a lifetime-best and improves his A standard.
The Warriors would continue to dominate the 200 as they have all season. Besides King’s performance, John Broaden (Indianapolis, IN/North Central) would break the school record for the third time this season in 21.61 while Dontaey Paige would finish in 21.81. Both athletes have hit the national standard. On the women’s side Katelyn Lewis ran a 24.84, Jewel Thomas a 24.80, Shayla France a 24.91,and Jamela Kimbrough a 25.19 - all lifetime or season-bests in the event.
In the 400, five Lady Warriors hit the A standard with Zalika Dixon (Brooklyn, NY/Fashion Industries) leading the way in 55.77. Chloe Brooks (Elkhart, IN/Concord), Kirsten Flake (Muncie, IN/Muncie Central), Shayne Armbrister (Roseville, MI/Roseville), and Chauntiel Smith (Ft. Wayne, IN/South Side) would join her with their own A standards. On the men’s side Austen Barnes (Ft. Wayne, IN/Vincennes) finished in 49.00 and Dareyus Person (Columbus, OH/Eastmoor) in 49.17 to both grab B standards.
In the field events, Igor Morales (Caracas, Venezuela/Graceland) would break the school record in the pole vault with a jump of 15-9, while Jeslyn Zimmerely (Topeka, IN/Westview) 11-6.5 is a season-best. Herb Gary (Indianapolis, IN/Ben Davis) would finish second in the men’s high jump and Austina Smith (Jeffersonville, IN/Jeffersonville) would just miss her season-best in the women’s event.
Finishing the night at the Big Meet would be two more amazing performances the men’s 4x400 where the team of Robert Rose, Dareyus Person, Austen Barnes, and Harris Edwards III (Grand Ledge, MI/Grand Ledge) would break the indoor school record in a time of 3:14.22. The women’s squad of Zalika Dixon, Chloe Brooks, Shayne Armbrister, and Kirsten Flake would run 3:44.92.
As action moved into Saturday, the big focus would be on the women’s 4x800 as they looked to improve on their B standard in the event. The team of Jasmine Lott (Hampton, VA/Bethel), Cherie Gaines (Farmington Hills, MI/Farmington Hills North), Emily Streahle (Warminster, PA/William Tennent), and Brenna Conger (Packwood, IA/Pekin) would improve to 9:45..47 and grab the A standard.
In the men’s weight throw, Aaron Baker (Howe, IN/Lakeland) would throw 17.50 for a personal-best and the B standard. Also grabbing B standards would be Shanice Goode (Richmond, VA/Meadowbrook) and Lariah Simpson (Flint, MI/Carman-Ainsworth) in the 55 hurdles.
Coach Edgar on the weekend: “The coaching staff could not be prouder of this team’s effort. Top to bottom, event by event we are bringing it every time we step out there. All the school records are indicative of our highly competitive practice environment, great athlete effort, and a great coaching staff. We need to hold on to this intensity next weekend as the women look to grab their third straight indoor title and the men look to win their first conference championship in program history. We have the tools, we have put in the work, and now it’s just time to show up on the big day. It’s going to be a battle on both sides, but efforts like this weekend prove that we are more than capable of the task at hand.”
The Warriors will travel to Trine University for the WHAC Championships this Saturday. The women have won back-to-back indoor and outdoor titles, while the men have finished as runner-up at three of the last four championships held.
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