Sports Shorts

GLIAC’s tune up 

The Ferris men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams competed in the Grand Valley State Tune-Up meet last weekend, Friday, Feb. 16, in Allendale in preparation for the 2018 GLIAC Championships. 

On the women’s side, Ferris junior Sarah Utchel finished third in the 200 meters (26.28) and fourth in the 60 meters (7.96). In the 400 meters competition, Ferris sophomore Salix Sampson placed fourth (1:01.87) and Ferris sophomore Nicole Snyder finished in sixth place (1:03.00). 

In the women’s mile, Ferris sophomore Katie Etelamaki finished in fourth (5:02.23) and Ferris freshman Carissa Schurr placed in seventh (5:05.94) 

The 4×400-meter relay for the women’s proved to be one of their best events on the day. Ferris freshmen Sydney Dawes, Kylie Hutchinson and Carissa Schurr placed second (4:12.34). 

Meanwhile, on the men’s side of the action, Ferris senior Jon Cook placed first in the high jump with an NCAA Division II National Provisional qualifying score of 6-11. 

Ferris junior thrower Cody Stillwell achieved a national qualifying mark of his own as he finished second with a throw of 66-6. Ferris senior thrower Ross Miller finished sixth in the event and earned a national qualifying standard with his throw of 57-7.75. 

Ferris sophomore Stanley Williams placed first in the long jump event with a score of (23-0.50) and finished fourth in the 60 meters (7.09). Ferris senior Trevor Holowaty also finished in seventh place in the mile event (4.22.81). 

The GLIAC Championships will be held this weekend, Feb. 24- 25 inside the Kelly Family Sports Center on GVSU’s main campus. 

Swept off the court 

The Ferris men’s tennis squad celebrated a weekend sweep, Feb. 17-18 against the Aquinas Saints with a 9-0 victory and the Hillsdale Chargers in a 5-0 win. 

The Bulldogs won all six singles matches against the Saints and swept the doubles matches 3-0. 

The domination continued on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18, as the Bulldogs swept the doubles and singles matches against the Hillsdale Chargers. 

With the win against Hillsdale, the squad achieved their first regional win of the year. 

The nationally 25th-ranked Bulldogs improved to 2-1 on the season. 

The team will next be in action on Sunday, Feb. 25, at Western Michigan with matches getting underway at 11 a.m. 

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