Quick Hits 9/12


Anthony Clark Jr., Sports Editor

Cross country teams compete in Calvin Knight Invite

The GVSU men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Calvin College Knight Invite on Sept. 10 that resulted in a promising showing of what the future holds for the Lakers.

The men’s team placed second overall out of 10 teams with 51 points in the men’s 8k. 

The total team time was 2:13:06 with a team average of 26:37. Sophomore Caleb Swart led the Lakers as he finished in first (26:26), with redshirt freshmen Jude Parks (second, 26:33) and Bentley Alderson (third, 26:37) and sophomore Justin Hill (fourth, 26:41) following close behind.  

The women’s team placed fourth overall of 10 teams with 107 points in the women’s 6k.

Redshirt freshman Maria Widmann led the charge with a finishing time of 22:32, as redshirt freshmen Maggie O’Malley (second, 23:21) and Hannah Bodine (third, 24:07) and Paige McAloon (fourth, 24:37) also put forth a valiant effort to secure a top-five placement for GVSU.

GVSU’s next time out is at the Spartan Invitational on Sept. 16, where the men’s team placed first (57 points) and the women’s team second (45 points) in last year’s Spartan Invite. 

GV women’s golf to kick off the fall season in Indianapolis Fall Invite

After a finish to the 2021-22 season, the GVSU women’s golf program is preparing themselves to face off against GLIAC conference rivals in a 54-hole event in Carmel, Indiana.

The Lakers took home the 2021-22 GLIAC Championship as they defeated Northwood University in a 4-1 win, securing their 16th GLIAC championship since 2000. 

During the course of the regular season, GVSU also placed first in the 12th Annual Gilda’s Club Laker Fall Invite, the Ferris State Bulldog Fall Invite, the Davenport Panther Invitational and the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate Tournament.

GVSU could face some new challenges this season with a roster of five total athletes, however all five players are returning from the previous season and have the advantage of pre-established team chemistry. 

The Indianapolis Fall Invite is scheduled for Sept. 12-13.

GV club sports begin 2022 fall seasons 

GVSU’s men’s soccer, women’s rugby and the waterski and wakeboard clubs all started their seasons over Sept. 9-11.

Men’s ultimate frisbee club, men’s and women’s rugby clubs and the women’s soccer club are all set to compete over the course this upcoming weekend, Sept. 17-18.

More information regarding club schedules and results can be found at gvsu.edu/clubsports.