Big Rapids, Mich. - The 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships
wrapped up with final day competition on Friday (May 7) at Ferris
State University's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich.
Ashland captured the men's team championship for the third consecutive year in a closely-contested battle with Grand Valley State as the Eagles finished with 208.50 points compared to 197.50 for the Lakers. GVSU held a six-point cushion heading into the final completed event, but Ashland picked up 20 points in the men's discus to earn the title.
On the women's side, Grand Valley State claimed the league crown for the 11th consecutive year with a GLIAC-meet record 291 points. AU placed second overall in the women's competition with 146 points.
The third and final day of the GLIAC Championships on Friday was held under rainy conditions at Top Taggart Field. Due to the rain, the men's pole vault competition was moved indoors and held at Grand Valley State in Allendale. The league meet ran from Wednesday to Friday (May 5-7).
The league's member head coaches also voted on outdoor postseason award recipients following the conclusion of the meet. The award winners included:
Men's Freshman of the Year:
(tie) Lyndon Johnson - Findlay
(tie) Cory Lamar - Ashland
Women's Freshman of the Year:
Cat Humphries - Hillsdale
Men's Running Event Athlete of the Year:
Joe Horn, Ashland
Women's Running Event Athlete of the Year:
Candice Wheat, Grand Valley State
Men's Field Event Athlete of the Year:
Jared Krout, Hillsdale
Women's Field Event Athlete of the Year:
Bailey Franklin, Northern Michigan
Men's Coach of the Year:
Jud Logan, Ashland
Women's Coach of the Year:
(tie) - Jerry Baltes, Grand Valley State
(tie) - Bill Lundberg, Hillsdale
For complete results and information, please visit this link for the official meet website:
Final results are available at this link:
Final Meet Results