Spartans head to Purdue University to compete against conference foes on May 16-18.
MSU looks to add more to the NCAA Regional qualifying list in preparation for Big Tens.
O'Connor breaks 1,500-meter, Chorny sets pole vault record at Purdue University.
MSU to be represented at Mt. SAC, Larry Ellis and Jesse Owens this weekend.
Gjokaj wins the discus and Mattix takes first in the pole vault on Friday in Knoxville.
2014 Spartan Track & Field Invitational
• Discus - 45.48m/149-2½
• Hammer - 59.76m/196-1
• Weight Throw - 20.20m/66-3.25
INDOOR: Placed seventh in the weight throw with a PR of 20.20m at the Big Ten Championships
OUTDOOR: Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the hammer throw where he threw a distance of 55.74m (182-10)... Won the Spartan Invitational with a season-best mark of 59.76m (196-1)... Finished second at the Dave Rankin Invite with a hammer throw of 59.36m (194- 9).
INDOOR: Season-best mark in the weight throw of 19.16m (62-10.5) came at the SPIRE Invitational where he finished seventh... Finished fourth in the weight throw at the Silverston Invitational with a distance of 18.46m (60-6.75)... Placed fifth at both the Notre Dame Invitational and the Bob Eubanks Open.
OUTDOOR: Threw the discus for 44.22m/145-1 and the hammer for 48.51m/159-2 at the Raleigh Relays ... Competed with the discus at the Spartan Invitational, posting a season-high mark of 45.48m/149-2½ ... At the EMU Twilight meet, competed in the preliminaries for discus, earning a mark of 37.62m/123-5, and in the hammer throw, earning a mark of 49.66m/162-11 ... Earned a mark of 50.74m/166-5½ in the hammer throw at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays ... Competed with the discus at the Toledo Invitational, earning a mark of 44.93m/147-5 ... Threw the discus for 41.19m/135-1½ and the hammer for a season-high mark of 54.56m/179-0 at the Big Ten Outdoor Conference Championships.
INDOOR: Posted a third-place 18.64m/61-2 in the weight throw at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open ... Earned fourth place in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Invite with a mark of 18.28m/59-11¾ ... Placed third in the meet against Michigan with a season-high mark of 18.83m/61-9¼ ... Competed in the weight throw at the Findlay Indoor Open, earning a 17.6m/57-9 ... Threw 17.81m/58-5 in the weight throw at the GVSU Big Meet ... Placed fourth in the weight throw at the Silverston Invitational with a throw of 17.7m/58-0¾ ... Competed in the weight throw at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, posting a mark of 17.4m/57-1.
OUTDOOR: Competed unattached in the discus (45.83m/150-4) at the Lyle Bennett Open ... Competed unattached in the discus (41.23m/135-3) and the hammer throw (43.18m/141-8) at the Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational ... Threw for a mark of 43.50m/142-8 in the discus and 47.43m/155-7 in the hammer throw ... Posted a mark of 38.88m/ in the discus and 46.59m/159-10 in the hammer throw at the Jesse Owens Classic.
INDOOR: Threw for a mark of 14.52m/47-7¾ in the weight throw competing unattached at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open.
All-state his junior and senior year in track & field ... Division 1 State champion in the discus his senior year ... Also played tight end for three years at West Senior High School.
Born on December 4, 199 2 ... Son of Daniel Kostrzewa and Melissa Yeomans ... Majoring in international relations.