ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan State track & field continued the indoor season at the Michigan Invitational Saturday, posting five event wins and a number of personal bests at the U-M Indoor Track Building.
Senior Amani Nuels won the 60m in 7.59 after qualifying for the finals in the top spot. Freshman Anyssa Hall finished sixth in the event with a personal best of 7.91. Junior Kaia Scheffler qualified for the finals of the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.62, placing third in the finals in 8.65. In the 400m, graduate student Nala Barlow earned runner-up honors with a time of 57.35. Graduate student Shakira Dancy (57.82) and sophomore Lexy Alston (58.81) both set season bests in the event, placing fourth and seventh.
Senior Heath Baldwin claimed the 60m hurdles title on the men’s side, clocking 8.24. Sophomore Dylan Terryberry set a personal best in 8.90 for third. Senior Antonio Postell and sophomore Logan Allen qualified for the 60m finals, finishing second (6.87) and fifth (6.98).
Senior Kendel Hammock finished fifth in the 400 with a time of 50.11. Senior Jalen Smith ran 1:22.11 in the 600m for sixth. MSU’s 4×400 team of Jalen Smith, John Petruno, Luke Perelli and Gage Killewald finished fifth in 3:25.42.
MSU was represented well in the women’s pole vault, with freshman Sophia Mettes posting a 3.96m to take the win. The Spartans also took third (Natalie Blake, 3.66m) and fifth (Breanne Black, 3.Freshman Autumn Glover took seventh in the long jump with a mark of 5.30m, followed by senior Olivia Lopez in eighth with a mark of 5.29m. In the high jump, junior Elizabeth Knoll and freshman Korin Whitcomb both cleared 1.63m for fifth and seventh, respectively.
Senior Trevor Stephenson used a 5.20m clearance to win the men’s pole vault. Senior Michael Davenport took third, clearing 4.90m, and Baldwin cleared 4.45m for fifth. MSU took three of the top five spots in the long jump, led by sophomore Jalen Nelson in third with a personal-best mark of 6.89m. Sophomore Trey Searles (6.81m) and Terryberry (6.77m) followed in fourth and fifth. In the high jump, sophomore Tylor Leedom and freshman Brady Schultz cleared 2.00m for a tie of fourth place.