EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Spartan throws team will be the lone MSU Track and Field competitors this weekend, taking on at the Meyo Invite in South Bend, Ind. on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3.
At Notre Dame’s Loftus Sports Center the Spartan men and women will compete in the shot put on Friday and weight throw Saturday.
After taking last weekend’s meets off from competition, the Spartan sprints, jumps, and distance squad will take their turn at rest ahead of a triple meet weekend next weekend.
Wolverine Invite – Jan. 13, 2024 | Ann Arbor, Mich.
Top of the morning
At the Wolverine Invite in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Jan. 13, Spartans placed first in both the first track and field events of the day.
To get things started, junior Elle Adrian was crowned weight throw winner with a 20.22m toss. In the 60m hurdles graduate senior Heath Baldwin saved his best sprint for the finals, besting the competition at 7.96, a PR.
GVSU Holiday Open – Dec. 8, 2023 | Allendale, Mich.
Freshman sets school record in first career try
In her first career try, Jessica Stieb set an indoor shot put school record with a 16.60m throw. The record previously stood at 16.15m, set by Katelyn Daniels in 2018. The Loup City, Nebraska native wound up finishing second in the event at the GVSU Holiday Open on Dec. 8.
Several Spartans shine in debuts
Also having a standout performance from the throws squad was junior Elle Adrian, who topped the 20-pound weight throw event by nearly a whole meter with a 20.74m mark.