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NCAA Day Two Recap: Cardinals with record-breaking performances

Photo courtesy of Jordan Menard (NCAA/UIndy)
Photo courtesy of Jordan Menard (NCAA/UIndy)

ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University track & field team continued competition at the 2021 NCAA DII Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Grand Valley State University Friday in Allendale, Mich.

Day two of the event was highlighted by the Cardinals dominating the multi events, including national titles for Cheyenne Williamson in the women's heptathlon and Sam Black in the men's decathlon. For more information on the titles for Williamson and Black CLICK HERE.

Jenna Keiser earned All-American status for the Cardinals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The native of Holly, Mich., finished eighth for SVSU, crossing the line in 10:35.35.

The women's 4x400 relay closed the day for the Cardinals with a new school record. The team of Lauren Huebner, Morgan Fuerst, and Williamson scorched the competition in the preliminary round, qualifying first in a time of 3:42.80.

The Cardinals will close the season with day three of the Championships on Saturday. SVSU athletes competing Saturday include CarLee Stimpfel in the men's 5,000-meter run, Olshevska in the 400-meter dash, Lauren Huebner in the 400-meter hurdles, as well as the women's 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

Heading to day three, the SVSU men are tied for 11th with 10 points, while the women are tied for seventh with 17 points.