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SVSU competes on second day of GLIAC Outdoor Championships

Sam Black finished-off a championship in the men's decathlon at the 2017 GLIAC Outdoor Championships...
Sam Black finished-off a championship in the men's decathlon at the 2017 GLIAC Outdoor Championships...

ALLENDALE -- The SVSU track & field teams competed on the second day of the 2017 GLIAC Outdoor Championships, hosted at GVSU. The Cardinals had some top finishes on Thursday, including a trio of podium finishes.

The men currently sit in 4th place with 31 total points while the women are 11th overall with a total of 11 points.


  • After holding the day one lead in the decathlon, Sam Black continued the dominance into the second day to claim the championship with a point total of 6,907. He would follow that up with a 4th place showing in the high jump, clearing the bar at a height of 6' 6.75" and a 4th place finish in the javelin throw at 167' 03". 
  • Jullane Walker is on to Friday's 100 meter dash finals after finishing 9th in the prelims with his time of 10.75. He had a top showing in the long jump, finishing 4th to score for SV with a distance of 23' 2.00".
  • Juan Bowers finished 8th in the 200 meter dash, moving on the the finals as well after his time of 21.90.
  • In the 1,500 meter run, Parker Eisengruber had the best mark of 3:57.25, advancing on to the finals round of the event.
  • Ryan Silvestri will join Eisengruber in the finals after finishing 10th with his time of 4:01.60.
  • Eddie Komph added another podium finish for Sagianw Valley. Komph took 3rd in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 31:08.89.
  • Joey Southgate also scored for the Cards in the 1,500, finishing 6th with his mark of 31:28.46.
  • Codey Cook got on the board for SVSU with his 7th place showing in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. He posted a time of 9:41.34.
  • Brady Watson and Noah VanderVeen scored for the Cardinals in the high jump as well, with both athletes posting a height of 6' 4.75 ".



  • Kimberly Balls qualified for the finals in the 400 meter dash, posting a 9th place showing in the prelims with a time of 59.39.
  • Taylor Stepanski finished 2nd in the 800 meter run, posting a time of 2:13.30. She added a 4th place time of 4:44.49 in the 1,500 meter run. 
  • Morgan Fuerst is on to the finals as well in the 800, as she finished 6th with her mark of 2:14.06.
  • Allison Dorr had a podium finish in the 10,000 meter run, as she finished in third place. Dorr crossed the line with a time of 36:47.58 in the race.
  • Bria Williams will join her teammates in the Friday finals as well, finishing 8th in the 100 meter hurdle prelims with a time of 14.77.
  • Lauren Huebner had the best time in the 400 meter hurdles on day one, finishing with a time of 1:01.49 to advance to the finals. 
  • Lina Davis joins Huebner in that same event's finals. She was 8th in the race, crossing with a time of 1:06.52.
  • Christina Micale scored for SVSU in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. She was 4th with her time of 11:27.01.

UP Next...

The Cards complete the championships on Friday at the GVSU Track & Field Stadium. Events begin at 10:00 a.m. with the women's high jump.

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