Men's Track

2007-08 News – Outdoor Season

May 10, 2008

Bulldog Athletes Take Part In Several "Last-Chance" Meets

The Ferris State University men's and women's outdoor track and field teams sent student-athletes to several "last-chance" qualifying meets this past week as the Bulldogs underwent final preparations for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships.

The Bulldog women's contingent opened the action by posting seven top-two finishes at the Aquinas Twilight meet on Wednesday (May 7) at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids, Mich. The meet included athletes from a number of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and West Michigan institutions at several levels of competition.

FSU senior Amy Woodman (Bristol, U.K.) led the FSU charge with first-place performances in both the long jump (19-11) and the 200 meters (25.19). Woodman broke her own school outdoor record in the long jump at the meet.

Senior Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) won the shot put (45-2.50) and placed third in the hammer throw (165-11) for Ferris State. Additionally, freshman Jade Kaufman (Ubly) captured the 100 meters (12.80) and Ferris also won the women's 4x100-meter relay (47.80) as the Bulldogs earned five first-place showings.

Junior Krystle Wilson (Detroit/Trinity Catholic) placed second in the 200 meters (25.63) and freshman Marva Goodson (Saginaw/Bridgeport) was second in the long jump (19-5.25).

Meanwhile, FSU freshman Paige Onweller (Lapeer/East) competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at this weekend's (May 9-10) North Central Dr. Keeler Invitational in Naperville, Ill. She took 15th place in a competitive field with a time of 11:32.37 as FSU's lone participant in the meet.

The Bulldogs also had a number of successful performances on Friday and Saturday (May 9-10) at the Len Paddock Invitational hosted by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. The UM meet included athletes from Michigan, Central Michigan, Toledo, Bowling Green State, Windsor and Siena Heights among others.

Woodman paced the Ferris women with a third-place finish in the long jump (19-3.25). Freshman Tina Muir (St. Albans, U.K.) came in fourth in the 3,000 meters (10:21.04), Goodson was sixth in the long jump (17-10.75) and sophomore Emily Cross (Riley/Armada) placed sixth in the high jump (5-3).

The Bulldog women took sixth place in the 4x100-meter relay (48.17) and Wilson registered a seventh-place finish in the 400 meters (57.37). Senior Sonya White (Allegan) finished 24th in the hammer throw (129-9).

Men's senior Dave Czerny (Piedmont, S.D.) claimed runner-up laurels in the pole vault (15-9) at the Len Paddock Invitational while senior Jared Kelsh (Chippewa Lake/Chippewa Hills) was seventh in the 1,500 meters (3:59.36) and sophomore Matt Jozwiak (Berkley) placed 16th in the 800 meters (1:53.75).

The Bulldogs presently have a number of student-athletes who have reached either national provisional or automatic qualifying standards this season. The list of automatic qualifiers includes Woodman (long jump), Goodson (long jump) and Carroll (hammer throw). Provisional qualifiers are Wilson (400 meters), Cross (high jump), Carroll (shot put), Kelsh (1,500 meters) and Czerny (pole vault).

The final list of participants for the NCAA-II Outdoor Championships will be announced this week. The national meet is slated for May 22-25 and will be hosted by the University of Cal-Poly Pomona in Pomona, Calif.

Please visit the respective FSU schedule pages below for links to complete meet results:
Women's Results
Men's Results


May 2, 2008

FSU Women Fourth, Men Ninth At GLIAC Outdoor Championships

The Ferris State University men's and women's outdoor track and field teams completed action in the 2008 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships Thursday-Friday (May 1-2) on the campus of Saginaw Valley State in University Center, Mich.

The Bulldog women's team placed fourth of 10 teams in the two-day event with 89 points while the men's squad finished ninth overall for the second straight year with 18 points. Grand Valley State won the women's league title with 251 points while Ashland was the men's conference champion after registering 233.50 points. Ashland captured runner-up honors on the women's side with 155.50 points and Grand Valley State took second with 231 points in the men's final placings.

The women's squad compiled 11 top-five meet performances in the competition.

Senior Amy Woodman placed among the top four finishers in three events as she took fourth in both the 100-meter (12.43) and 200-meter dashes (26.00). She placed third in the long jump (19-04.75).

Senior thrower Kamitra Carroll won the shot put (48-04) and produced a fourth-place finish in the hammer throw (177-04).

Junior Krystle Wilson took top honors in the 400 meters (57.50). Finishing second in the triple jump was senior Dia Price, who had a best of 36'05.00".

Freshman Tina Muir came in fourth overall in the 5,000 (18:26.17) and turned in a seventh-place showing in the 3,000-meter event (10:33.33).

Freshman Paige Onweller took third place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11.33.61) and sophomore Emily Cross was fifth in the high jump (5-04.25).

The Bulldog women's 400x100-meter relay team generated a fifth-place performance (48.50).

In the men's portion, Ferris State was led by sophomore Matt Jozwiak and senior Jared Kelsh. Jozwiak recorded a third-place showing in the 800 meters (1:56.30) while Kelsh finished third in the 1,500 meters (3:52.10). His time in the 1,500 meters surpassed the national provisional qualifying standard.

Selected members of the 2007-08 Bulldog track and field team are next slated to compete in the North Central (Ill.) Invitational next Friday-Saturday, May 9-10, at Naperville, Ill. The meet starts Friday at 4 p.m. (CDT).

Please visit the links below for complete meet results:
Women's Results
Men's Results


April 26, 2008

Ferris Track Athletes Compete In Two Prestigious Meets

The Ferris State University men's and women's outdoor track and field teams had their final tune-up for next week's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships by sending student-athletes to two large prestigious meets this past weekend (April 25-26).

Several members of the squad took part in one of the nation's largest events at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. The meet included teams from all levels of competition with some of the country's top Division I athletes in attendance.

Ferris senior Amy Woodman (Bristol, U.K.) broke the school outdoor record in the women's long jump with a ninth-place effort (19-8.25) across all divisions. She was the only non-Division I athlete to finish among the top 25 performers in the competition.

Bulldog men's senior Jared Kelsh (Chippewa Lake/Chippewa Hills) took part in the 1,500 meters at the Drake Relays and placed 12th (3:58.72) in the university/college division.

The Bulldog women's squad also fielded several relays teams. Ferris was ninth in the 4x100-meter relay (48.25), 17th in the 4x200-meter event (1:49.66) along with 19th in the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay (4:25.95) and 27th in the 4x400-meter relay (4:09.21) for the collegiate division.

Meanwhile, FSU also had a number of student-athletes in competition at the 42nd annual Hillsdale "Gina" Relays, which took place at HC's Ken Herrick Outdoor Track and Field Complex in Hillsdale, Mich.

The Gina Relays featured competitors from a host of large schools such as Michigan, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan at Kent State (Ohio) as well as teams from colleges and universities across Michigan.

Bulldog senior thrower Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) tallied personal career-best efforts in the shot put (48-2) and the hammer throw (168-4). Her second-place finish in the shot put broke her own school record in the event while her sixth-place performance in the hammer throw ranks as the second-best all-time outdoor mark in Bulldog history.

Freshman Tina Muir (St. Albans, U.K.) placed fifth in the 5,000-meter open division (18:26.17), freshman Paige Onweller (Lapeer/East) took 16th place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase invite field (11:42.59) and senior Sonya White (Allegan) finished 20th in the hammer throw (141-7) lead the Bulldog women's squad.

Bulldog freshman Amy Joostberns (Nashville/Lakewood) placed 15th in the discus (129-5) and was 19th overall in the javelin (103-6) for FSU.

Freshman Paul Sturgiadis (Grosse Pointe Park/Grosse Pointe South) took 20th place in the javelin (141-2) and senior Ray Rollet (South Rockwood/Airport) earned a 20th-place effort in the 3,000-meter steeplechase open division (10:09.85) for the Ferris men's squad.

The 2008 GLIAC Multi Championships were also held in conjunction with the Gina Relays as FSU senior Dia Price (Mt. Morris/Beecher) placed seventh while sophomore Emily Cross (Riley/Armada) was 10th in the women's heptathlon at the conference level. Price tallied 4,050 points in the seven-event competition while Cross netted 3,871 total points in action on Wednesday and Thursday (April 23-24) at Hillsdale.

The GLIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be held Thursday and Friday, May 1-2, in University Center, Mich. Saginaw Valley State will host this year's meet with events slated to begin on Thursday at 3 p.m. (EDT). Friday's final day of competition starts at 11 a.m. (EDT).

Please visit the links below for complete meet results:
Drake Relays Results
Hillsdale "Gina" Relays Results


April 19, 2008

Ferris Student-Athletes Compete In Two Weekend Track Meets

The Ferris State University men's and women's outdoor track and field teams had a number of outstanding performances as the Bulldogs competed Saturday (April 19) at the Northwood Open in Midland, Mich.

The non-scoring event, which was held at NU's Kanley Track inside Hantz Stadium, included student-athletes from several schools such as FSU, NU, Lake Superior State, Saginaw Valley State, Northern Michigan, Hope, Adrian, Alma and others.

One of the top highlights of the day came from the Bulldog women's 4x100-meter relay tandem of senior Amy Woodman (Bristol, U.K.), junior Krystle Wilson (Detroit/Trinity Catholic) along with freshmen Marva Goodson (Saginaw/Bridgeport) and Jade Kaufman (Ubly). The quartet not only claimed first place in the event with a time of 47.74, but also broke the school record established in 1992 and came just short of reaching the national provisional qualification time.

The Bulldog women's squad took won seven events. In addition to the 4x100-meter relay, Ferris also won the 4x400-meter relay (4:03.51).

Wilson added a pair of first-place performances in the 200 meters (25.85) and the 400 meters (56.62). Her time in the quarter-mile ranks among the top five all-time marks in Bulldog history and also surpassed the national provisional qualification standard.

Woodman placed first in the long jump (18-10.75) and finished second in the 200 meters (26.05). Ferris took the top three spots in the 200 meters as Kaufman placed third (26.61). She also earned runner-up laurels in the 400 meters (57.87).

Sophomore Emily Cross (Riley/Armada) won the high jump (5-6) with the school's third-best outdoor leap ever and reached the national provisional standard at the same time. The other first-place finish for the Bulldog women came from senior thrower Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) in the shot put (45-10.50).

Ferris freshman Tina Muir (St. Albans, U.K.) placed second in the 3,000 meters (10:33.33), freshman Paige Onweller (Lapeer/East) took second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:51.29) and freshman Megan Josey (Spring Lake) came in third overall in the 3,000 meters (11:05.13). Senior Dia Price (Mt. Morris/Beecher) finished tied for third overall in the high jump (5-2.25).

In the men's competition, the Bulldogs had six top-five performances at the meet. Ferris was led by senior Dave Czerny (Piedmont, S.D.), who won the pole vault (15-11.25) while reaching the national provisional standard and posting FSU's second-best outdoor vault ever in the the process.

Freshman James Armstrong (Pine River) placed third in the 400-meter hurdles (58.72), junior Brian Williams (Detroit) finished third in the 400 meters (49.70) and senior Ray Rollet (South Rockwood/Airport) received fourth place in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:08.29).

Bulldog senior Jared Kelsh (Chippewa Lake/Chippewa Hills) took fifth place in the 800 meters (1:55.44) and Ferris placed fourth overall in the men's 4x400-meter relay (3:29.70).

Results from the men's and women's discus along with the women's hammer throw are not yet available from the meet.

Ferris State will next compete in a pair of meets on Friday and Saturday (April 25-26). The Bulldogs will send student-athletes to both the Hillsdale "Gina" Relays in Michigan along with the prestigious Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

Please visit the links below for complete meet results:
Northwood Invitational Results


April 12, 2008

Ferris Student-Athletes Compete In Two Weekend Track Meets

The Ferris State University men's and women's outdoor track and field teams returned to action by sending student-athletes to two large meets at NCAA Division I schools this past weekend (April 11-12).

The Bulldogs sent a contingent of competitors to the prestigious 42nd annual Sea Ray Relays hosted by the University of Tennessee on Friday and Saturday at Tom Black Track inside LaPorte Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. The large meet included athletes from all levels of competition.

Senior Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) took eighth place overall in the hammer throw (161-2) and came in 20th in the shot put (44-6.25) to lead the Bulldog women's squad. Her effort in the hammer throw is an NCAA Division II National Provisional Qualification mark.

Fellow senior Amy Woodman (Bristol, U.K.) also earned a top 10 individual finish as she placed ninth overall in the long jump (19-7) with a national automatic qualification leap. She also finished 36th in the 100 meters (12.42).

Sophomore Emily Cross (Riley/Armada) took 17th place in the high jump (5-3) and was 38th in the 100-meter hurdles (16.10).

Freshman Paige Onweller (Lapeer/East) netted a 21st-place performance in the 3,000 meters (11:04.60), freshman Marva Goodson (Saginaw/Bridgeport) placed 30th in the long jump (18-3) and junior Mikinzie Stuart (Saginaw/Nouvel) was 32nd in the 1,500 meters (4:50.20) for FSU.

Junior Krystle Wilson (Detroit/Trinity Catholic) finished 44th in the 400 meters (59.42) while freshman Jade Kaufman (Ubly) recorded a 52nd-place effort in the 400 meters (1:00.82). The Bulldog women also placed 10th in the distance medley relay (13:11.10) and were 24th overall in the 4x100-meter relay (48.80).

The Bulldog men's team registered a ninth-place overall performance in the distance medley relay (10:36.94).

Additionally, senior Jared Kelsh (Chippewa Lake/Chippewa Hills) took 22nd place in the 1,500 meters (4:00.37), junior Mike Mangieri (Big Rapids) was 22nd in the 10,000 meters (34:07.37) and sophomore Curtis Begley (Ann Arbor/Saline) placed 23rd in the 10,000 meters (35:33.96).

Sophomore Matt Jozwiak (Berkley) finished 40th in the 800 meters (1:57.68), junior Brian Williams (Detroit) placed 46th in the 400 meters (52.21) and junior Joe Periord (Saline) took 47th place in the 400 meters (53.70).

The Bulldogs also sent several student-athletes to the annual Michigan State Spartan Invitational on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich. The field included athletes from teams such as MSU, Grand Valley State, Notre Dame, Oakland, Cornerstone, Toledo (Ohio), Siena Heights, Lansing Community College, Aquinas, Western Michigan and others.

Senior Dave Czerny (Piedmont, S.D.) led the men's squad with a runner-up tying effort in the pole vault (15-7). Meanwhile, the Bulldog women were paced by freshman Nikki Wiers' (Allendale) 16th-place performance in the 800 meters (2:31.13). Czerny's mark in the vault represents the second-best outdoor performance by a Bulldog men's competitor in school history.

The Bulldogs will next compete in the Northwood Invitational Saturday, April 19, in Midland, Mich. Action is slated to begin at 11 a.m. (EDT).

Please visit the links below for complete meet results:
Sea Ray Relays Results
Spartan Invitational Results


April 5, 2008

Ferris Performs Well In Its Own Bulldog Invitational

The Ferris State University men's and women's track and field squads came away with six first-place performances as the squads hosted their annual Bulldog Invitational Saturday (April 5) at FSU's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich.

The non-scoring meet, which serves as the Bulldogs' lone home event of the season, took place under sunny skies and a brisk wind. The large field included student-athletes from Ferris, Grand Valley State, Saginaw Valley State, Northwood, Northern Michigan, Calvin, Adrian, Alma, Aquinas, Hope, Lansing Community College, Macomb Community College, Lake Superior State as well as several other unattached participants.

Senior Dave Czerny (Piedmont, S.D.) picked up the lone individual title for the FSU men's team as he won the pole vault (15-1). Meanwhile, fellow Bulldog senior Jared Kelsh (Chippewa Lake/Chippewa Hills) placed fourth in the 800 meters (1:58.26) for the men's squad.

The Bulldog women claimed five championships with four coming on an individual basis. Senior Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) won the shot put (45-1), senior Amy Woodman (Bristol, U.K.) was victorious in the long jump (18-7), junior Krystle Wilson (Detroit/Trinity Catholic) emerged with the title in the 200 meters (25.95) and sophomore Emily Cross (Riley/Armada) took first place in the high jump (5-6).

The Ferris women also won the 4x100-meter relay (48.75).

Woodman added to her first-place effort in the long jump by placing third in the 100 meters (12.62) and sixth in the 200 meters (26.74). Freshman Marva Goodson (Saginaw/Bridgeport) was second in the long jump (17-2.25) and fifth in the 100 meters (12.76), senior Dia Price (Mt. Morris/Beecher) finished fourth in the triple jump (34-0.75) and freshman Tina Muir (St. Albans, U.K.) placed tied for fourth overall in the 3,000 meters (10:39.60).

Additional results and updates from several events will be available early this coming week.

The Ferris State teams are next scheduled to take part in a pair of meets. The Bulldogs will send student-athletes to the Tennessee Sea Ray Relays slated for Friday and Saturday (April 11-12) in Knoxville, Tenn. Other team members will compete in the Saginaw Valley State Invitational on Saturday (April 12) starting at 11 a.m. (EDT) in University Center, Mich.

Please visit this link for complete meet results:
Bulldog Invitational Results


March 29, 2008

Ferris Track Opens Outdoor Campaign At NC State's Raleigh Relays

The Ferris State University men's and women's track and field programs opened the 2008 outdoor campaign by sending student-athletes to the prestigious adidas Raleigh Relays hosted by North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.

FSU took part in the two-day weekend (March 28-29) competition, which wrapped up Saturday at NC State's newly-renovated Derr Track on the North Carolina State campus. The field included a number of schools from all levels of competition including NCAA Division I institutions such as NC State, North Carolina, Michigan State, West Virginia, Charlotte, Hampton, Syracuse, Seton Hall, George Mason, BUffalo and Temple among others.

Senior Dave Czerny (Piedmont, S.D.) registered the school's second-best all-time performance in the pole vault as he placed tied for third in a competitve field with a vault of 15-5 at the meet.

Meanwhile, fellow Bulldog senior Jared Kelsh (Chippewa Lake/Chippewa Hills) placed fifth in section two of the 1,500 meters (3:59.90) for the men's squad in the non-scoring meet.

Bulldog senior Travis Sinke (Howell) finished 15th in section two of the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:47.75), junior Mike Mangieri (Big Rapids) was 16th in the fourth section of the 5,000 meters (16:16.93) and sophomore Matt Jozwiak (Berkley) placed 17th in the 800-meter run invitational field (1:57.27). The Ferris men's team also came in 15th in the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay (3:42.36) along with 16th in the 4x200-meter relay (1:37.16).

Freshman Megan Josey (Spring Lake) was the highest finisher for the women's squad as she placed third overall in section three of the 5,000 meters (19:01.22).

Sophomore Emily Cross (Riley/Armada) placed 10th in the high jump (5-5), which also represents the fifth-best tying figure on the school's all-time outdoor list in the event.

Senior Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) took seventh place in the shot put (45-2.50) and was 13th overall in the hammer throw (144-1). Junior Mikinzie Stuart (Saginaw/Nouvel) placed 14th in section two of the 1,500 meters (4:53.14).

In relay action, the Ferris women were 13th in the sprint medley relay (4:34.99) and 18th in the 4x100-meter relay (50.33).

The Ferris State teams return home to host the annual Bulldog Invitational Saturday, April 5, at FSU's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids, Mich. Action begins at 10:30 a.m. (EDT).

Please visit this link for complete meet results:
Raleigh Relays Results


2007-08 News – Indoor Season

March 1, 2008

Ferris Women Fifth, Men Eighth At GLIAC Indoor Championships

The Ferris State University men's and women's indoor track and field teams combined for 20 top-eight performances in the 2008 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships, which were held Friday and Saturday (Feb. 29-March 1) in Findlay, Ohio.

The Bulldog women tallied 53 points in finishing fifth overall of nine competing teams. The FSU men netted 11 points en route to an eighth-place finish in the team standings.

Grand Valley State captured both the men's and women's titles with 199.66 and 188.50 points, respectively. Ashland came in second overall in both divisions.

Bulldog senior Amy Woodman (Bristol, U.K.) paced the women's team by placing among the top eight finishers in four events. She captured All-GLIAC honors with a third-place finish in the long jump (18-3.25) and also placed fifth in the 55 meters (7.40), sixth in the 200 meters (25.89) along with sixth in the triple jump (34-9.50).

Senior thrower Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) surpassed national qualification marks while coming in fourth in the shot put (45-8) and sixth in the weight throw (57-7) among a field of high-caliber throwers.

Junior Krystle Wilson (Detroit/Trinity Catholic) placed fourth in the 400 meters (58.15) and was fifth in the 200 meters (25.81) for FSU. Freshman Marva Goodson (Saginaw/Bridgeport) also placed in two events as she finished seventh in both the long jump (17-0.50) and the 55 meters (7.47).

Junior Mikinzie Stuart (Saginaw/Nouvel) took fifth place in the mile run (5:12.92), freshman Paige Onweller (Lapeer/East) was sixth in the mile (5:17.32) and freshman Megan Josey (Spring Lake) netted a seventh-place effort in the 3,000 meters (10:32.51).

The Bulldog women also placed fifth in both the 4x400-meter relay (4:01.83) in addition to the distance medley relay (12:41.67).

Senior Terrance Shaw (Saginaw/Bridgeport), a former FSU men's basketball standout, earned sixth-place honors in the high jump (6-4) at his first-ever league meet for the Bulldog men's team. Senior newcomer Dave Czerny (Piedmont, S.D.) also placed sixth at his first conference championships in the pole vault (15-1).

Sophomore Matt Jozwiak (Berkley) took seventh place in the 800 meters (1:57.76) and senior Jared Kelsh (Chippewa Lake/Chippewa Hills) registered an eighth-place showing in the 3,000 meters (8:52.33) for the men's squad. Ferris also captured seventh place in the men's distance medley relay (10:53.16).

The Bulldog women have three student-athletes on the national qualification lists for the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships slated for March 14-15 in Mankato, Minn. Woodman is an automatic qualifier in the long jump and a provisional qualifier in the 200 meters, Carroll has provisionally qualified in the shot put and reached the automatic mark in the weight throw while Goodson is a provisional qualifier in the long jump. Final national meet entries will be announced later this week.

Complete results from the GLIAC Championships can be found at the link below:
GLIAC Meet Results


Feb. 22, 2008

Ferris Track Teams Hold Final Tuneup For GLIAC Indoor Championships

The Ferris State University men's and women's indoor track and field teams tuned up for the final time before the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships as the Bulldogs took part in the Central Michigan Jack Skoog Open Friday (Feb. 22) evening in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

The meet included schools such as CMU, FSU, Michigan State, Alma, Adrian, Lake Superior State, Northwood and Saginaw Valley State.

The Bulldog women had the top three finishers in the 3,000 meters as junior Mikinzie Stuart (Saginw/Nouvel) placed first (10:44.13), freshman Megan Josey (Spring Lake) was second (10:47.44) and freshman Tina Muir (St. Albans, U.K.) finished third (10:49.31). Senior thrower Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) placed second in the shot put (45-7.25) and came in fourth overall in the weight throw (52-0).

Freshman Marva Goodson (Saginaw/Bridgeport) took second place in the long jump (18-1.50), senior Dia Price (Mt. Morris/Beecher) recorded a second-place performance in the high jump (5-3.75) and freshman Kelsey Cryderman (St. Ignace) earned runner-up honors in the 600 meters (1:42.52).

Sophomore Emily Cross (Riley/Armada) finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (9.36) and freshman Nikki Wiers (Allendale) wound up sixth in the 800 meters (2:30.41). The Bulldog women's squad also recorded a second-place effort in the 4x400-meter relay (3:59.53).

The Bulldog men's squad had four fourth-place performances at the meet.

Senior Jared Kelsh (Chippewa Lake/Chippewa Hills) placed fourth in the mile run (4:22.39), senior Dave Czerny (Piedmont, S.D.) was fourth in the pole vault (15-1), junior Joe Periord (Saline) took fourth in the 400 meters (52.84) and FSU came in fourth in the men's 4x400-meter relay (3:33.79). Sophomore Matt Jozwiak (Berkley) received fifth-place honors in the 600 meters (1:24.92).

The Bulldog women's squad is currently ranked 24th in the United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II Coaches Power Rankings.

The 2008 GLIAC Indoor Championships will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 29-March 1 in Findlay, Ohio. The meet begins Friday at 5 p.m. (EST).

Final results from Friday's Jack Skoog Open can be found at the links below:
Men's Results
Women's Results


Feb. 16, 2008

Bulldogs Continue Preparations For GLIAC Championships In Two Meets

The Ferris State University men's and women's indoor track and field teams continued their preparations for the upcoming Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships by sending student-athletes to two different meets this past weekend.

The bulk of FSU's squad competed Saturday (Feb. 16) in the Eastern Michigan Classic held at Bob Parks Track in Ypsilanti, Mich. The meet featured a mix of schools including EMU, central Michigan, Western Michigan, Kent State (Ohio), Saginaw Valley State, Lake Superior State, Detroit, Aquinas, Oakland and others.

Senior Amy Woodman (Bristol, U.K.) continued to record impressive results as she won the long jump and broke her own school mark in the process with a leap of 19-10.75 in the event.

Senior thrower Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) was among the top four finishers in a pair of events as she claimed runner-up kudos in the shot put (45-3.50) and took fourth place in the weight throw (55-2.25).

Junior Krystle Wilson (Detroit/Trinity Catholic) was fifth in the 200 meters (26.00), freshman Marva Goodson (Saginaw/Bridgeport) placed fifth in the long jump (17-11.50) and sophomore Emily Cross (Riley/Armada) finished fifth in the high jump (5-2.25). The Bulldog women's squad also recorded a fifth-place effort in the 4x400-meter relay (4:04.47).

Senior Jared Kelsh (Chippewa Lake/Chippewa Hills) placed fifth in the late section of the mile run (4:25.91) for the Bulldogs while junior Mike Mangieri (Big Rapids) came in sixth in the late section of the 5,000 meters (16:23.43) for the FSU men's team.

The Bulldog men's squad also placed third in the distance medley relay (10:31.20).

FSU also sent selected athletes to Friday's (Feb. 15) Grand Valley State open, which took place inside GVSU's Fieldhouse Arena in Allendale, Mich. The GVSU meet included schools such as Cornerstone, Calvin, Hope, Olivet, Adrian, Saint Joseph's (Ind.) in addition to FSU and Grand Valley State.

Junior Lauren Rose (Lake Orion) and freshman Nikki Wiers (Allendale) led FSU in Friday's meet with seventh place performances in the 400 meters (1:06.92) and the 800 meters (2:47.23), respectively.

The Bulldogs are slated to take part in Friday's (Feb. 22) annual Jack Skoog Open hosted by Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Mich. The event begins at 5 p.m. (EST) and will be the last tune up for the GLIAC Championships set for Feb. 29 and March 1 in Findlay, Ohio.

Final results from Friday's (Feb. 15) Grand Valley State Indoor Open can be found at the link below:
GVSU Results

Final results from Saturday's (Feb. 16) Eastern Michigan Open can be found at this link:
EMU Results


Feb. 9, 2008

Bulldogs Add Akron Roo Town Open To Meet Schedule

The Ferris State University men's and women's indoor track and field teams had several solid performances as the Bulldogs' added a meet to their schedule by taking part in the Roo Town Open hosted by the University of Akron Friday (Feb. 8) evening in Akron, Ohio.

The Bulldogs were one of several schools competing in the non-scoring meet and Stile Athletics Fieldhouse. The field included, among others, such NCAA Division I schools as the host Zips, Kent State (Ohio), Youngstown State (Ohio) and Duquesne (Pa.).

Senior Amy Woodman (Bristol, U.K.) led the way for the women's team with a pair of top six finishes. She won the long jump (19-0.75) and took sixth overall in the 200 meters (25.72).

Junior Krystle Wilson (Detroit/Trinity Catholic) emerged victorious for FSU in the 200 meters (25.72) as the Bulldogs concluded the meet with two individual winners and seven top-six performances in the women's competition.

Senior Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) wound up second in the shot put (42-2.75), sophomore Emily Cross (Riley/Armada) finished fourth in the high jump (5-1.25) and junior Mikinzie Stuart (Saginaw/Nouvel) placed sixth in the 3,000 meters (10:38.46). Freshman Marva Goodson (Saginaw/Bridgeport) came in sixth overall in the 400 meters (58.69).

In the men's action, the Bulldogs had a trio of top four efforts. Senior Terrance Shaw (Saginaw/Bridgeport), a former four-year letterwinner for the Bulldog men's basketball team, tied for fourth place in the high jump (6-2.25) as he made his collegiate track and field debut.

Additionally, senior Dave Czerny (Piedmont, S.D.) placed tied for fourth in the pole vault (14-9) and the Bulldogs took fourth place in the men's 4x400-meter relay (3:37.01).

Ferris State's next scheduled action is Friday, Feb. 15, when the Bulldogs take part in the Grand Valley State Open at the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena in Allendale, Mich. The meet begins at 5 p.m. (EST). FSU is also slated to send selected student-athletes to Saturday's (Feb. 16) Eastern Michigan Invitational beginning at 11 a.m. (EST) in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Visit this link for complete results of the Roo Town Open:
Akron Results


Feb. 2, 2008

Bulldogs Take Part In Lake Superior State Open

The Ferris State University men's and women's indoor track and field program sent student-athletes to Saturday's (Feb. 2) impromptu Lake Superior State Open in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

The meet was added to the schedule following the cancellation of the Division II Team Challenge, which was originally scheduled to be hosted by Saginaw Valley State on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 1-2) in University Center, Mich.

In addition to FSU and host LSSU, the meet also included competitors from Northern Michigan and Northwood.

The Bulldog women won three individual events on the day. Senior thrower Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) was a double winner as she took both the weight throw (54-2.75) and the shot put (44-5.50).

Senior Amy Woodman (Bristol, U.K.) claimed the women's 55 meters (7.37). Meanwhile, sophomore Emily Cross (Riley/Armada) finished second in both the 55-meter hurdles (9.04) and the high jump (5-0.25).

The Bulldog women were second overall in the 4x400-meter relay (4:09.12). Senior Sonya White (Allegan) took third place in the weight throw (45-4.25) while freshman Marva Goodson (Saginaw/Bridgeport) placed third in both the 55 meters (7.56) and the 200 meters (27.10).

Senior Jared Kelsh (Chippewa Lake/Chippewa Hills) won the men's mile run (4:36.34) for FSU along with placing third in the 3,000 meters (9:01.32). Sophomore Matt Jozwiak (Berkley) placed second in the mile (4:47.40) for the men's squad.

The Bulldogs are next slated to compete in the Grand Valley State Open Friday, Feb. 15, inside the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena at Allendale, Mich. The action begins at 5 p.m. (EST).

Complete results from the meet can be found at the link below: LSSU Results


Jan. 26, 2008

Bulldog Teams Compete In Two Different Weekend Meets

The Ferris State University men's and women's indoor track and field teams received two national qualifying performances as the Bulldogs sent student-athletes to two different meets across the state this past weekend.

Senior women's thrower Kamitra Carroll (Flint/Carman-Ainsworth) reached the national provisional qualification standard while placing third overall in the 20-pound weight throw (53-9.25) on Saturday (Jan. 26) at the University of Michigan's Simmons-Harvey Invitational held in Ann Arbor, Mich.

In addition, senior newcomer Amy Woodman (Bristol, U.K.) of the the Bulldog women's team surpassed the automatic qualifying mark and set a new school record in the long jump (19-3.25) at the same meet. The previous school indoor long jump record had been established by Tanisha Maze (18-6.75) in 1992.

Besides her third-place finish in the weight throw, Carroll also claimed fourth place in the shot put (42-3.25) at the Michigan meet. Junior Mikinzie Stuart (Saginaw/Nouvel) took fourth place in the mile run (5:17.54), junior Krystle Wilson (Detroit/Trinity Catholic) was fourth in the 400 meters (1:00.16) and sophomore Emily Cross (Riley/Armada) finished fifth in the high jump (5-2.25) at the meet, which included athletes from NCAA Division I schools such as Michigan, Oakland, Eastern Michigan, Detroit Mercy, Ferris, Central Michigan and unattached competitors.

Freshman Marva Goodson (Saginaw/Bridgeport) came in fifth in the long jump (17-6.25) at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational.

The Ferris women's team also had seven top-five overall finishes while sending part of the squad to Friday's (Jan. 25) Grand Valley State Bob Eubanks Open held inside the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena at Allendale, Mich. The GVSU meet featured competitors from a variety of schools including GVSU, Aquinas, Chicago State, Davenport, Ferris, Alma and Olivet.

Junior Jenelle Keinath (Millington/Valley Lutheran) won the 3,000 meters (11:34.51) and fellow junior Ashley Lehmann (Grand Rapids/Grandville) claimed runner-up laurels (11:44.70) in the same event.

Also for FSU, senior Dia Price (Mt. Morris/Beecher) was fourth in the long jump (16-7) and tied for fifth place in the high jump (4-11). Freshman Paige Onweller (Lapeer/East) placed fifth in the mile run (5:29.91) with freshman Kiara Johnson (Lowell/East Kentwood) coming in fifth overall in the 800 meters (2:32.14). The Bulldog women also were third in the 4x400-meter relay (4:21.96).

The Ferris State men's team registered four top-six efforts in Friday's GVSU Open. Senior Adam Brown (McMillan/Newberry) was sixth in the pole vault (14-7.25), sophomore Curtis Begley (Ann Arbor/Saline) placed sixth in the 3,000 meters (9:07.86) and sophomore Matt Jozwiak (Berkley) finished sixth in the 800 meters (2:01.97). FSU was fifth in the men's 4x400-meter relay (3:36.83).

The Bulldog teams will both be in action again Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2, as they take part in the annual Division II Team Challenge hosted by Saginaw Valley State in University Center, Mich. Friday's opening day of action is set for a 5 p.m. (EST) start.

Complete results from both meets can be found at the links below:

Michigan Results
GVSU Results


Jan. 18, 2008

Bulldog Track Teams Compete In Saginaw Valley State Open

The Ferris State University men's and women's indoor track and field squads officially opened the 2008 season by taking part in the 20th annual Saginaw Valley State Collegiate Open Friday (Jan. 18) evening inside SVSU's Ryder Center at University Center, Mich.

The Bulldog women's team notched eight top-five performances in the non-scoring competition while the men's squad had four individuals place among the top six overall in their respective events.

Two FSU women's student-athletes earned individual meet crowns. Freshman Marva Goodson (Saginaw/Bridgeport) captured the long jump (17-9.75) and junior Krystle Wilson (Detroit/Trinity Catholic) won the 400 meters (1:00.77).

Additonally, Goodson placed fourth in the 60 meters (8.25) and Wilson was third in the 200 meters (27.01).

Junior Mikinzie Stuart (Saginaw/Nouvel) earned runner-up honors in the 3,000 meters (10:38.81), freshman Jade Kaufman (Ubly) took second place in the 400 meters (1:01.05) and senior Dia Price (Mt. Morris/Beecher) placed fifth in the triple jump (33-2.50). Senior Sonya White (Allegan) also came in fifth overall in the weight throw (44-5.25).

Senior Ray Rollet (South Rockwood/Airport) led the men's team with a second-place finish in the 3,000 meters (8:54.18). Junior Brian Williams (Detroit) finished fifth in the 400 meters (52.48), junior Mike Mangieri (Big Rapids) placed sixth in the mile (4:40.25) and freshman Matt Heinicke (Comstock Park) was sixth in the 200 meters (23.44).

The Bulldogs will next compete in the Grand Valley State Bob Eubanks Open Friday, Jan. 25, beginning at 5 p.m. (EST) in Allendale, Mich.

Please visit the link below for complete results from the Saginaw Valley State Collegiate Open:

Complete results can be found at the link below:

Results

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