Track & Field
Bannister Breaks Venue Record During Opening Day of GVSU Big Meet
Feb. 11, 2011
ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Michigan State track & field team opened action at the GVSU Big Meet on Friday, Feb. 11 with five first-place finishes. Emily MacLeod turned in winning time of 9:15.60 in the 3000-meter run, the fastest time recorded in the Big Ten this indoor season.
Yury Ratomski posted a pair of top-10 performances as he was fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.25 and first in the 200-meter dash with a 21.72 mark.
Amelia Bannister set the Laker Turf as well as the Big Meet record in the 600-meter run with a first-place time of 1:30.68.
Erica Mann turned in a time of 7.48 for first in the 60-meter dash to break the Big Meet record.
Winning the 5000-meter run with a time of 14:16.78 was Patrick Grosskopf.
Carlie Green and Kristen Smith joined MacLeod with their fourth and fifth finishes, respectively. Green clocked in at 9:37.73 and Smith in 9:42.28.
Zack Hill placed third in the men's shot put with a toss of 18.01m.
The 4x400-meter relay team of Bannister, Mann, Bodenbach and Noriah Williams clocked in at 3:45.82 for third place.
Also placing fourth was Joe Banyai in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.53.
Mann posted a time of 24.51 in the 200-meter dash to finish fourth. Leslie Aririguzo turned in a 10th-place time of 25.11 in the 200.
Jessica Scherting finished the pentathlon with a score of 3333 points, good enough for fourth. Scherting placed second in the pentathlon's high jump event with a 1.67m mark.
Fourth in the women's weight throw was Beth Rohl with a school-record toss of 20.44m. Rohl's mark is the longest ever recorded indoors at MSU by either gender.
Stacey recorded her second fourth-place finish of the day when she turned in a leap of 5.77m in the long jump. Arif joined Stacey in the top 10 with his fifth-place leap (6.97m) while Kurt Schneider was sixth (6.93m)
Kurt Schneider led MSU in the high jump with a fifth-place leap of 2.09m. Miller posted an identical score with Schneider, however Miller lost due to a jump-off. Kevin Jackson joined his teammates in seventh with a 2.04m leap.
Pryor clocked in a time of 9.02 in the 60-meter hurdles for ninth place.
The Spartans return to action tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 12, when they close out action at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale.
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