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Track and Field Teams Compete at GVSU and Hillsdale Tune-Ups; Jensen Sets School Record in the Mile.

Track and Field Teams Compete at GVSU and Hillsdale Tune-Ups; Jensen Sets School Record in the Mile.

OVERVIEW:  GVSU Tune-Up and Hillsdale Tune-Up   

EVENT: GVSU Tune-Up and Hillsdale Tune-Up   

LOCATION: Grand Valley State University, Allendale Mich. Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.

RECAP: Northwood's Tyler Jensen sets second school record in as many weeks, Jenny Mckenna and Paul Evans also with strong showings for the Timberwolves as the track and field teams competed at the GVSU Tune-Up and Hillsdale Tune-Up over the weekend. 

INSIDE THE MEET

  • The indoor track season continued over the weekend for the Northwood University Track & Field teams as the Timberwolves competed at two different venues – a group competed on the west side of the state at the Grand Valley Tune-Up as well as in the southern part of the state at the Hillsdale Tune-Up. 
  • On Friday evening at Grand Valley State, Paul Evans threw 19.30m in the weight throw inching closer and closer to the school record as his toss was just 4 cm off the school record, Evans is now ranked #12 in the country in the event. The mark is also a 4 ft (1.16m) personal best.
  • For the second time in two weeks, Northwood's Tyler Jensen broke a school record, this time capturing Northwood's all-time best time in the mile by almost a second, running 4:15.68. Jensen continues to add to a decorated career at Northwood as he inks his name atop multiple events within the Northwood record book.
  • Also on Friday evening in Allendale, Jennifer McKenna improved on her previous personal best, running 2:15.81 which is still #2 in school history in the 800m run. Mckenna then made the trek to Hillsdale to compete on Saturday as she raced the 800m again at Hillsdale. Mckenna finished with a time of 2:16.84 on Hillsdale's track, which converts to 2:15.28 just 0.19 seconds off of provisionally qualifying for nationals. Compete

UP NEXT

The Timberwolves will compete at the GLIAC Championships on Saturday (February 25). The GLIAC Championships will be hosted by the University of Findlay.