Quick Hits: Baltes’ Lakers jump to No. 1, No. 3

Lanthorn Staff

T&F teams jump to No. 1, No. 3 in national poll

The GLIAC dominated Monday´s USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings as the Grand Valley State men and Ashland women captured the No. 1 spots in the NCAA Division II ranks.

GVSU’s men hurdled conference foe Findlay to snag the top spot. The Lakers stand atop the rankings with 156.29 points. Ashland and Findlay follow close behind at 149.40 and 145.99 points, respectively. On the women´s side, the No. 3 Lakers trail No. 1 Ashland and No. 2 Central Missouri by fewer than 15 team points.

The Lakers wrapped up the GVSU Big Meet on Saturday, netting 60 provisional marks. Two athletes who came up big in the event, throwers Chris Saikalis and Laura Schroeder, swept the field portion of the GLIAC Track & Field Athlete of the Week laurels on Tuesday.

Lakers, Spartans set for fifth clash of season

The Grand Valley State women´s club hockey team starts the 2015 CCWHA Playoffs pitted against a well-known opponent: Michigan State. Fourth-seeded GVSU has played fifth-seeded MSU four times this season.

The Lakers tied the Spartans, 1-1, in October and dropped a 5-1 decision at home in November, but found a way to ignite some third-period fireworks to beat the Spartans in back-to-back games earlier this month.

The ACHA rivals face off at Flint Iceland Arena on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.