The Northwood University track and field teams hosted the annual Northwood Open at Hantz Stadium Saturday (April 12).
No team scoring was taken at the event, which featured athletes from Northwood, Saginaw Valley State, Lake Superior State, Michigan State, Lansing Community College and more. Northwood earned a victory in nine events throughout the day.
Three women earned a first place finish today. Freshman Drew Findlay (Reese, Mich.) ran 1:12.81 in the 400 meter hurdles to earn first place. In the 800 meter run, senior Madison Pines (Troy, Mich.) ran 2:18.87 to beat a field of 13 runners for the top spot. Freshman Elaina Meadows (Schoolcraft, Mich.) competed in long jump and recorded a leap of 5.28 meters for a victory.
On the men's side, Northwood swept the top four times in both the 100 and 200 meter dash. In the 100, Jacob Hurrell (Cadillac, Mich.) took fourth with a time of 11.47, while Josh Gardner(Howell, Mich.) ran 11.40 for third place. In second, Jordan Fields (Lauderhill, Fla. / Blanche Ely) clocked an 11.30, while senior Korvon Harris (Detroit, Mich. / Northwestern) took first place with a time of 11.28. Harris [22.37], Gardner [22.42] and Hurrell [22.54] also took first, second and third, respectively, in the 200 meter dash. Junior Wally Clay (Grand Blanc, Mich. / Flint Southwestern) placed fourth in the event with a 22.55. Mike Ankoviak (West Bloomfield, Mich. / Walled Lake Northern) earned a victory in the 400 meter dash with a time of 51.81. Senior Marcus Rogers (Howell, Mich. / Pinckney) ran 3:55.87 in the 1500 meter run for a first place finish among 28 runners. In the 110 meter hurdles, freshman Kyle Vandersyde(Hopkins, Mich.) earned a first place finish clocking 16.14.
Northwood will be competing in a pair of events next weekend. The Timberwolves will see action at the Al Owens Classic at Grand Valley State, as well as travel to the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif. next weekend.