Quick Hits: Track and field athletes earn awards

Lanthorn Staff

Track and field trio receive awards

Grand Valley State track and field athletes Sean Wells, Angela Ritter and Jaime Roberts each picked up GLIAC Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors for the opening weekend of the outdoor season, performing well at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational in Conway, South Carolina from March 17-19.

The Lakers also competed at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge on March 19.

Wells was named the Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, Ritter was tabbed as Women’s Track Athlete of the Week and Roberts was named the Women’s Field Athlete of the Week.

Wells hit the NCAA provisional mark in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing second with a time of 14.12. That time is good for second overall in the NCAA.

Ritter also hit an NCAA provisional qualifying mark with a time of 11.87 in the preliminary of the 100-meter dash. Additionally, Ritter’s ninth-place finish in the 200-meter dash (24.21) got her a provisional mark, and was part of a relay team that finished sixth in the 4×400 relay (3:46.99).

Roberts earned a first-place finish and an automatic qualifying mark in the pole vault at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge. Roberts hit a mark of 4.02 meters (13’ 2.25”), finishing first. Roberts also competed at the USF Bulls Invitational on March 18, and finished third in the pole vault at 4.00 meters (13’ 1.5”).

Two Lakers take part in NRA rifle championship

Grand Valley State’s shooting club had two representatives at the NRA Intercollegiate Rifle Club Championship in Columbus, Georgia, from March 18-20.

Senior Gregory Quante and junior Alex Cyburt took part in the air rifle and small bore rifle events, which are both scored with a maximum of 600 points. Quante scored 496 in the small bore event for a 63rd place overall finish, and a 539 in the air rifle for a 44th-place finish.

Cyburt scored a 440 in the small bore for an 82nd-place finish, and a 501 in the air rifle to place him 70th overall.

Baseball TV schedule announced

Grand Valley State has announced six GVSU baseball games that will be televised on CN900 (Comcast/Xfinity), and also simulcast on www.gvsulakers.com.

Two games against Wayne State on April 9, two more games against the Warriors the next day on April 10 and two games against Hillsdale on May 1 will be televised.

The Lakers are currently 11-7-1 (2-0-0 GLIAC) and are on a two-game winning streak.