Quick Hits: Lakers win track and field honors

Lanthorn Staff

Two Lakers earn Athlete of the Week honors

Grand Valley State’s outdoor track and field saw two of its runners selected for GLIAC Athlete of the Week honors after their performances at the Raleigh Relays from March 25-26.

Amy Cymerman represented the women’s team with the honor, while Chris May represented the men’s team with the selection.

Cymerman, a senior, took part in the 10,000-meter, and finished the race with a time of 35:26.26. The time placed her 17th among the field and garnered her an NCAA provisional qualifying time. Cymerman is now first in the conference and third overall in Division II in the event.

May, a junior, competed in the 5,000-meter race. May also received an NCAA provisional qualifying time with his mark of 14:05.86, finishing 17th in the field. His time is good for first in the GLIAC and first overall in Division II.

GVSU alumnus Ferguson set for fight

Grand Valley State alumnus Tony Ferguson is set to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at the UFC on FOX 19 event, which will be held on April 16 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

Ferguson (20-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC) will look to put a dent in Nurmgomedov’s record (22-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and try to get his eighth straight win. Ferguson is ranked No. 3 in the USA Today Sports/MMAjunkie lightweight rankings, while Nurmagomedov is ranked No. 2.

Nurmagomedov hasn’t fought since an April 2014 victory over current lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos due to injuries. Time will tell if he’s rusty or well-rested.

The Ferguson-Nurmagomedov fight co-headlines a main card that includes: Rashad Evans vs Glover Teixeira, Dan Henderson vs Lyoto Machida and Rose Namajunas vs Tecia Torres.

Prelims are scheduled to start at 6 p.m. EST, and the main card is set for 8 p.m. EST.

Laker dance team to host tryouts

Grand Valley State’s club dance team will host tryouts for the 2016-17 year from May 13-15. Email [email protected] for audition information.