Track and Field Teams Compete at Hillsdale Conference Crossover

Rami Gharsalli
Rami Gharsalli

OVERVIEW:  Hillsdale Conference Crossover – Hillsdale College

EVENT: 2018 Hillsdale Conference Crossover

LOCATION: Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center – Hillsdale, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood University's men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed at the Hillsdale Conference Crossover Saturday (January 20) in a meet that featured teams from the GLIAC, GMAC and GLVC.

INSIDE THE MEET

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

  • Junior Rami Gharsalli posted a seasonal best effort and an improved NCAA provisional qualifying in the 60 meter hurdles to win the event in convincing fashion. The hurdle specialist posted a time of 7.93, just three-hundredths of a second off the automatic qualifying standard of 7.90. Gharsalli is currently in a tie for third on the NCAA qualifying list.
  • The Northwood men saw a 1-2 sweep in the 60 meter dash. Mason Phillips continued his strong freshman campaign by winning the event in 6.97. Sophomore Christopher Bent came in second to Phillips with a time of 7.01 seconds.
  • Phillips later won the 200 meter dash in 22.21 seconds, with Bent finishing in third place (22.66 seconds).
  • Senior Paul Evans finished second in the weight throw with a toss of 17.52 meters/57 feet-5.75 inches.
  • Senior John King finished second in the 400 meter dash (52.08 seconds).
  • The 4x400 meter relay team of King, Bent, Gharsalli and Phillips posted a third place finish in the event (3:31.04 seconds).

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD

  • Senior Madison Arnouts claimed the 400 meter dash title in 59.49 seconds.
  • Senior Carly D'Almeida placed second in the weight throw with a toss of 16.84 meters/55 feet-3 inches on her third throw of the competition.
  • Freshman Jessica Marvin had an outstanding day with two lifetime bests in the throwing events. Marvin placed second in the shot put with a toss of 12.30 meters/40 feet-4.25 inches.
  • Marvin's second lifetime best came in the weight throw on her final attempt of the competition when she unleashed a toss of 15.70 meters/51 feet-6.25 inches. Her previous best in the event was 14.71 meters/48 feet-3.25 inches, with four of her throws exceeding that mark today.
  • Arnouts teamed up with senior Kara Young and freshmen Infiniti Bradley and Amanda Aquinaga to finished third in the 4x400 meter relay (4:17.11).

UP NEXT

The Timberwolves will split its squad between a variety of meets Friday (January 26) and Saturday (January 27). Meets are still to be determined.