Men break four GVSU records in first day of Big Meet

The No. 5 Grand Valley State University men’s indoor track team had a solid first day at the GVSU Big Meet, notching 23 NCAA Division II qualifying marks and four school records. GVSU junior Tendo Lukwago set the new GVSU record in the triple jump, with a second-place mark of 14.55 meters. Ethan Barnes, a redshirt freshman, broke the school record 800 meter run with his fourth-place and NCAA DII automatic qualifying mark of 1:49.98. In the 200 meter dash, freshman Torri Tillman earned a provisional qualifying mark with his ninth-place time of 21.85 seconds, a new Laker record. The 4×400 meter relay team of Nathaniel Hammersmith, Chris Teitsma, Daniel Pung and Mohamed Mohamed also set a new school with their third-place time of 3:13.86. The team will return to action Friday at the GVSU Tune-Up, which starts at 3 p.m.