The Ferris indoor track teams took part in the 2010 GLIAC Championships with the women placing sixth and the men finishing eighth.
In the competition, which was held at Grand Valley State’s Laker Turf Building, the Ferris women tallied 19 points while the men accumulated 25 points in overall team competition. Host Grand Valley claimed both the men’s and women’s titles in the competition.
For the women, the freshmen led the way as Bulldog freshman Anna Rudd claimed fourth place in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:40:71, which surpassed the national provisional qualifying standard. Rudd also placed fifth in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:14:91.
Ferris freshman Alyssa Osika also had a national provisional qualifying time in the mile run with a time of 5:02:29, while freshman Shelby Janutol finished eighth with a time of 5:10:53.
Senior Emily Cross finished sixth in both the 60-meter hurdles and the high jump.
On the men’s side, senior pole-vaulter Greg Burns claimed an individual conference championship with an effort of 4.96 meters, a performance that topped the national qualifying mark while also setting the school’s new indoor record.
Senior Mike Mangieri took home second for the Bulldogs in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 8:35:53, while also placing seventh in the 5,000 meter run with a 14:47:78 mark.
Sophomore Justin Price added a fourth place finish in the 400 meter run after coming in at 49:03 seconds.
Up next for the national qualifiers for Ferris will be the NCAA-II Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 12-13 in Albuquerque, N.M.