EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Spartan Invitational today (Apr. 3).
On the men's side, earning a first place finish in the 800-meter run for the Cardinals was senior Tony Filipek (Caro, Mich./Kingston HS) who crossed the line at 1:50.48. Following close behind Filipek was senior Charlie Richards (Goodrich, Mich./Goodrich HS) who clocked in at 1:51.95. Also earning a top finish was freshman Tyler Noble (Shepherd, Mich./Shepherd HS) who placed fifth in the 5,000-meter run timing in at 15:26.46. Placing third overall in the 3,000-meter steeplechase was sophomore Jon Wetters (Essexville, Mich./Garber HS) clocking in at 9:48.80.
On the women's side, earning a first place finish in the 400-meter hurdles for the Cardinals was sophomore Sarah Kawiecki (Saginaw, Mich./Heritage HS) timing in at 1:07.87. Coming in behind Kawiecki was sophomore Samantha Roberts (Bullock Creek, Mich./Bullock Creek HS) who crossed the line at 1:09.70. Roberts would also place fourth in the 100-meter hurdles clocking in at 16.00 seconds. Earning a third place finish was the 4x100-meter relay team consisting of Kawiecki, Elizabeth Willford (Gladwin, Mich./Gladwin HS), Stacey Westphal (Corunna, Mich./Corunna HS), and Tasha Balls (Bridgeport, Mich./Buena Vista HS) timing in at 50.59. Also earning a top finish was sophomore JoAnne Carter (Goodrich, Mich./Goodrich HS) who placed fifth overall in the hammer throw with a distance of 44.43meters.
The Cardinals will be back in action again on Saturday (Apr. 10) when they travel to Big Rapids to compete at Ferris State University.