ALLENDALE, Mich. -- The Saginaw Valley State University men's and women's track and field team competed in day one of the GVSU Big Meet. The women's team ended day one action on a high note setting a new school record and a NCAA DII Provisional Qualifying time in the 4x400-meter relay as the team of Cheyenne Williamson, Alona Olshevska, Morgan Fuerst, and Lauren Huebner placed first coming in with a final time of 3:47.39. This time ranks 7th in the nation and is the fastest time in the GLIAC.
Timyah Meeks placed first in the weight throw with a NCAA DII Provisional Qualifying mark of 60' 4" which is also a school record for the Cardinals. This mark is currently the 10th furthest throw in the nation and third furthest in the GLIAC.
Lauren Huebner placed ninth in the 60-meter hurdles coming in with a time of 8.86. This time would get her into the finals but she would not compete as she prepared to run a school record setting leg in the 4x400-meter relay. The team came in first crossing the line at 3:47.39.
Cheyenne Williamson placed fourth in the high jump clearing a bar of 5' 6" and ran a leg on the school record setting 4x400-meter relay.
Morgan Fuerst placed ninth in the 800-meter run coming in with a NCAA DII Provisional Qualifying time of 2:13.29 and ran a leg of the record setting 4x400-meter relay team.
Alona Olshevska placed 10th in the 60-meter crossing the line with a final time of 7.70 and was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team.
Sam Black earned a first place finish in the high jump clearing a NCAA DII Provisional Qualifying mark of 6' 11". He was also a member of the 4x400-meter relay team who placed ninth coming in at 3:17.42.
Ryan Talbott placed fourth in his heat of the 5,000-meter coming in with a final time of 14:19.20.
Casey Williams also placed fourth in the long jump competition with a mark of 22' 7".
Nate McCrary placed 15th in the 60-meter recording a season best of 6.97 for the Cardinals.
Juan Bowers earned a 14th place finish in the 200-meter clocking in at 22.17.
The Cardinals are back in action Saturday (Feb. 15) as they compete in day two of the GVSU Big Meet. Follow the action live at svsucardinals.com.