FSU Women Sixth, Men Eighth At GLIAC Indoor

FSU Women Sixth, Men Eighth At GLIAC Indoor

The Ferris State University women's indoor track and field team took sixth place while the men's team wound up eighth at the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships held Friday and Saturday (Feb. 26-27) at the Laker Turf Building in Allendale, Mich.

The Bulldog women netted 19 points while the men's team tallied 25 points in the overall team race. Grand Valley State captured both the men's and women's titles.

FSU had an individual conference champion in senior men's pole vaulter Greg Burns, who finished with an effort of 4.96 meters (16-3.25). His performance topped the national qualifying mark and set a new school indoor record.

Senior Mike Mangieri earned runner-up honors for FSU in the 3,000 meters (8:35.53) and came in seventh in the 5,000 meters (14:47.78).

Meanwhile, Justin Price placed fourth overall in the 400 meters (49.03) for the FSU men.

The Bulldog women were paced by freshman Anna Rudd, who took fourth place in the 5,000 meters (17:40.71) and came in fifth in the 3,000 meters (10:14.91). Her time in the 5,000 meters surpassed the national provisional qualifying standard.

Freshman Alyssa Osika took sixth place in the mile run (5:02.29) with a national provisional qualifying time.

Emily Cross was sixth in both the high jump (5-3.75) and the 60-meter hurdles (9.03) while freshman Shelby Janutol wound up eighth in the mile (5:10.53) for Ferris State.

The NCAA-II Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held March 12-13 in Albuquerque, N.M.