April 17, 2010

Ferris Back On Track At Northwood Invitational

The Ferris State University men's and women's outdoor track and field teams competed in the annual Northwood Invitational on Saturday (April 17) in Midland, Mich.

The non-scoring event included schools such as FSU, Northwood, Saginaw Valley State, Lake Superior State, Northern Michigan, Aquinas and Davenport.

Freshman Zoey Holmann won the 400 meters (1:00.12) for the Bulldog women.

Freshman Alyssa Osika was second in the 800 meters (2:16.89), junior Jade Kaufman took third place in the 400 meters (1:01.91), senior Emily Cross captured third place in the 100-meter hurdles (15.47) and freshman Shelby Janutol placed fourth in the 1,500 meters (4:57.06).

The Bulldogs also placed three of the top five finishers in the 3,000 meters as freshman Anna Rudd came in first (10:33.59), freshman Felicia Peacock was second (11:00.61) and freshman Jordan McGuire took fifth place (11:19.14).

In the field events, freshman Christa Cwiek came in second in the javelin (106-6), Cross also tied for secodn place overall in the high jump (5-7) and sophomore Andrea Fogle was third in the discus (126-10).

The FSU quartet of Kaufman, Janutol, Osika and Holmann also won the 4x400-meter relay (4:04.04).

Ferris senior Greg Burns won the pole vault (16-4.75) with a school outdoor-record effort while Ryan Hecksel came in third overall (13-1.50) in the same event.

FSU junior Justin Price won the 400 meters (49.34) and earned runner-up laurels in the 200 meters (22.51).

Freshman Ryan Chute placed third in the 1,500 meters (4:06.84), sophomore Steven Neshkoff finished fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:12.48) and sophomore J.J. Vandenburg came in fifth in the hammer throw (155-4).

The Bulldogs also netted three of the top six finishers in the 5,000 meters as junior Alex Best took second (15:31.20), freshman David Silversmith was third (15:31.73) and junior Derek Childs wound up sixth (15:37.15).

FSU is next slated to take part in the annual Hillsdale "Gina" Relays on Friday (April 23) in Hillsdale, Mich.

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