Lake Superior State men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Northwood GO MAD Open outdoor track and field event hosted by Northwood University on Friday April 8th and Saturday April 9th with both teams earning individual medals in multiple events.
Junior Jasmine Mata finished third in the women’s 100 meter dash with a time of 13.38 seconds, before winning the women’s 200 meter dash finals in 27.96 seconds.
Another junior on the women’s squad, Hannah Passino, finished third in the 5,000 meter run with a 19:43.94 mark.
The Lakers earned two of the top three spots in the women’s high jump with Sarah Swider winning the event by clearing 1.53 meters and Julianna Weir cleared 1.43 meters to finish third.
In the men’s events, Oshane Thomas earned consecutive victories in both the 100 meter and 200 meter dash events. Thomas finished shy of the NCAA Division II provisional mark of 10.61 with a 10.99 final mark in the 100 meter. Thomas ran the 200 meters in 21.69 to finish just ahead of teammate Spencer Montcastle, who finished second with a time of 22.39.
LSSU also picked up the top-two spots in the men’s 400 meter hurdles. Senior Sean Suehr edged junior teammate Yazin Joseph with a time of 56.74 to win the event. Joseph posted a time of 59.77 to finish second.
Senior Roberto Valdez, coming off second place finishes in both the indoor and outdoor national championships for high jump in 2015, cleared 1.95 meters to easily claim the individual medal.
Justin Dieck won the shot put with a throw of 17.62, easily clearing the NCAA Division II provisional mark of 15.95 and placing ahead of fellow LSSU thrower Cole VanOosten. VanOosten, a freshman placed second in the shot put with a throw of 14.79 meters.
Senior Adam Birkeland capped the LSSU individual medalists after winning the men’s 10,000 meter run with a time of 33:07.78, over three minutes quicker than the next fastest runner.
Source: LSSU Athletics