Huskies compete in Grand Valley State Big Meet


By Maddie Barrett

The track and field team continued their Mid-American Conference qualifying run when first-year multi-event runner Taylor Ramsey and sophomore Mackenzie Callahan both qualified for the MAC Championship Friday in the Grand Valley State University Big Meet.

Ramsey posted a mark of 1.69 meters in the high jump, earning her a first-overall finish. Callahan placed sixth in the mile, posting a time of 4:51.26 minutes.

Ramsey continued her impressive meet by placing fifth in the long jump with a high mark of 5.55 meters. Head Coach Connie Teaberry said she was impressed with Ramsey’s scores for the day.

“Ramsey truly stepped up today with solid performances,” Teaberry said. “[Ramsey] is a  [multi-event athlete], therefore indoors she will compete in the pentathlon at conference. We decided to load her up today with three of the five events, and what a great job she did with her focus and execution.”

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Junior multi-event runner Remy Amarteifio placed second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.44 seconds, just under San Francisco State junior sprinter Monisha Lewis. Lewis posted a time of 8.21 seconds.

Along with Amarteifio in the 60-meter hurdles was first-year hurdler Aniese Phillips who finished ninth in 9.08 seconds.

In the 60-meter dash sophomore sprinter Syanne Johnston posted a time of 7.65 seconds placing her third overall. Johnston placed just below Grand Valley State sophomore sprinter Angelica Floyd and Academy of Art University junior sprinter Ombre Minkue Meye with marks of 7.53 seconds and 7.58 seconds respectively.

In the 4×400-meter relay, first-year sprinters Taylor Tilmon and Kaitlyn Lewis, Amarteifio and junior sprinter Grace Harris earned fourth place with a mark of 3:46.68 minutes. This was the fourth-fastest time in the conference this season.

“The staff was truly proud of the athletes performances today,” Teaberry said. “We have to continue to push confidence, execution, and patience. With one more regular season competition before MAC their improvements are occurring right on time.”

The Huskies are back in action for the final time before MAC Championships Friday at the EIU Friday Night Special in Charleston Illinois.