April 23, 2011
YPSILANTI, Mich. - The Michigan State track and field team opened action at the EMU Twilight in Ypsilanti, Mich., on a stormy Friday afternoon (April 22). Placing first and second in the men's hammer throw was junior Jay Gillespie and sophomore Lonnie Pugh, respectively. Gillespie finished with a 58.14m mark and Pugh with a distance of 56.60m.
The Spartans had three women place in the top-10 in the 1,500m run. Leading the way was sophomore Kristen Smith who finished second with a time of 4:32.05. Junior Liz Watson followed in third (4:33.13) with sophomore Rachel McFarlane rounding out MSU in sixth (4:35.61).
Senior Thereseann Huprikar ran in the seeded 5,000m run and placed ninth overall, crossing in 17:50.51.
Lawrence also placed seventh in the hammer throw as she posted a toss of 46.46m. Junior Catherine Daniels joined Lawrence in 10th with a distance of 45.16m.
Zack Hill was the top freshman in the shot put as he was second with a toss of 16.06m. Junior Aaron Ide also finished in the top-5 as he was fourth with a toss of 15.64m.
MSU continues action at the EMU Twilight on Saturday, April 23 while also opening action at the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow.