BAY CITY, Mich. -- The men from Ashland University and the women from Grand Valley State University captured 2017 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday (May 5) at the GVSU Track & Field Stadium. The Ashland Eagles clinched its 11th men's title in program history, while the GVSU Laker women extended its impressive streak of GLIAC outdoor titles to 18 consecutive.
The Grand Valley State women amassed a total of 185.5 points on the week well in front of Findlay in second with 87 points, while Hillsdale collected 83 points in third. The Tiffin Dragons recorded a fourth-place showing (74 points), while Northern Michigan (71.5) finished in fifth position.
Jud Logan and his men's squad gathered its first outdoor title since 2013 with 175 points and withstood a late charge from Tiffin (162) in second as Grand Valley State took third with 136.5 points. Hillsdale (75.5) placed fourth and Saginaw Valley rounded out the Top 5 with 66 points.
At the conclusion of the meet, the following awards were presented:
Coach of the Year: Jerry Baltes - Grand Valley State
Track Athlete of the Meet: Angie Ritter - Grand Valley State
Field Athlete of the Meet: Tynelle Gumbs - Findlay
High Point Athlete of the Meet: Angie Ritter - Grand Valley State
Freshman Track Athlete of the Year: Andra Lehotay - Walsh
Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Hailey Nielsen - Lake Erie
Track Athlete of the Year: Sarah Berger - Walsh
Field Athlete of the Year: Tynelle Gumbs - Findlay
Coach of the Year: Jud Logan - Ashland
Track Athlete of the Meet: James Ngandu - Tiffin
Field Athlete of the Meet: Sam Black - Saginaw Valley
High Point Athlete of the Meet: Myles Pringle - Ashland
Freshman Track Athlete of the Year: Lenell Shelby III III - Findlay
Freshman Field Athlete of the Year: Cameron Burrows - Tiffin
Track Athlete of the Year: James Ngandu - Tiffin
Field Athlete of the Year: Coy Blair - Tiffin
Below are the champions from Friday's finals:
|Friday, May 5||Champions|
|4x100 Relay (W)||Tiffin
|4x100 Relay (M)
|1500 Meters (W)||Sarah Berger - Walsh
|1500 Meters (M)
||Joseph Humes - Hillsdale
|100 Hurdles (W)||Milani Glass - Findlay
|110 Hurdles (M)||Rami Gharsalli - Northwood
|400 Meters (W)||Chant'e Roberts - Grand Valley State
|400 Meters (M)||Myles Pringle - Ashland
|100 Meters (W)||Angela Ritter - Grand Valley State*
|100 Meters (M)||Reginald Thomas - Tiffin
|800 Meters (W)||Rachael Walters - Grand Valley State
|800 Meters (M)||Tanner Schwannecke - Hillsdale
|400 Hurdles (W)||Madison Arnouts - Northwood
|400 Hurdles (M)||Lenell Shelby III - Findlay
|200 Meters (W)||Angela Ritter - Grand Valley State
|200 Meters (M)||Oshane Thomas - Lake Superior State
|5000 Meters (W)||Kendra Foley - Grand Valley State
|5000 Meters (M)||James Ngandu - Tiffin
|4x400 Relay (W)||Grand Valley State
|4x400 Relay (M)||Ashland
|High Jump (W)||Hannah Bartlome - Ashland
5' 4 3/4"
|Triple Jump (M)||Samora Nesbitt - Grand Valley State
|Shot Put (M)||Coy Blair - Tiffin*
65' 3 1/2"
|Discus (W)||Tynelle Gumbs - Findlay
159' 8 3/4"
|Pole Vault (M)||Dylan Cornwell - Tiffin
16' 5 1/2"
|Triple Jump (W)||Nadia Lee - Lake Erie
|Shot Put (W)||Dajsha Avery - Grand Valley State
|Discus (M)||Jason Zahn - Ashland
176' 5 1/2"