Ferris State Track & Field Wraps Up GLIAC Championships As Madden Places In Two Events

Ferris State Track & Field Wraps Up GLIAC Championships As Madden Places In Two Events

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed in the 2016 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Indoor Championships over the weekend on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 27-28) in Tiffin, Ohio.

The annual league meet was hosted by Tiffin University inside the Heminger Center.

Overall, Ferris State finished with 10 performances ranking among the top 15 spots overall in an event.

Bulldog junior Damonta Madden placed fifth overall in the men's 60 meters and reached an NCAA Division II National Provisional qualifying time by clocking 6.90 in the finals. He also came in fourth overall in the 200 meters with a time of 22.27 in the event as he accounted for nine of FSU's 10 points in the meet.

Madden, who wrapped up his collegiate football career as a defensive back for the Bulldogs in the fall, is currently a NCAA-II National Provisional qualifier in two events. He previously set a new school record in the 200 meters while topping the national standard by clocking 21.80 at the Grand Valley State Tune-Up meet on Feb. 19 in Allendale. The old record had stood for more than 20 years since 1994.

Besides Madden, junior Logan Hammer captured eighth place in the men's mile run (4:26.30) with freshman Casey Neal right behind him in ninth place (4:26.43) and sophomore Jake Morey 10th (4:29.31) in the race at the GLIAC Indoor Championships.

FSU's Ross Miller also took 15th place overall in the men's shot put (48-7.50).

On the women's side, senior Emily Haynes came in 10th overall in the women's 5,000 meters (18:13.93). She also finished 11th in the 3,000 meters (10:34.80) with sophomore teammate Jessica Delaney 13th in the 3,000 (10:41.09).

Freshman Jordan Lee placed 15th in the 800 meters (2:20.90).

In all, the championship meet featured 15 of the 16 members of the conference.

The GLIAC Indoor Championships wrapped up the indoor campaign for the Bulldogs. FSU will open outdoor action on March 26 at the Dick Small Invitational in Defiance, Ohio. Ferris State will then host its own Bulldog Open on April 2 at Top Taggart Field.

Along with the Bulldog Open, Ferris State will also play host to the GLIAC Outdoor Track Championships later this spring May 4-6 at Top Taggart Field.

Complete meet information and live results can be accessed via the league's official championship website at the link below.

GLIAC Championships Website​