The Jayhawks opened the 2019 indoor season at Grand Valley State University at the Mike Lintz Alumni meet.
For the women it was Grace Sweet (Reeths-Puffer HS) punching her ticket to the Indoor Nationals in the 1000m with a time of 3:12.91, well under the qualifing standard of 3.13.14. She also competed in the 4×400 with Haylee Ray (Grand Haven HS), Maddy Windberg (Spring Lake HS) and Hannah Heitzleman (Cedar Springs HS). They ran a strong time of 4:26.63. Heitzleman and Ray also completed in the 600m run coming in at 1:47.31 & 1:48.70 respectively. Windberg competed in the mile with a time of 5:43.71. Rebekah VanDeWeg (Spring Lake HS) had a strong performance in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.74s.
On the men’s side Noah Hendricks (Fruitport HS) just missed qualifing in the 600m by a half second, coming in at 1:23.32. Logan Wells (Hart HS) came in 6th in the 200m with a time of 22.92s. Ryan Bytwerk (Fruitport HS) lept into the record book with a jump of 6.16m in the long jump.
Coach Cook, Coach Porter and Coach Smith are very excited about the young talent on the team and are ready to watch them find their stride this season. They’ve been working hard in the gym and on the track and are ready to show their improvements.