Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's outdoor track and field teams continued action this weekend close to home as the Bulldogs took part in the Al Owens Classic hosted by Grand Valley State University in Allendale on Friday and Saturday (April 20-21).
A variety of Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) schools and teams from across the region took part in the outdoor competition.
On the men's side, Ferris State's Cody Stilwell won the hammer throw and reached the national provisional qualification standard while setting a school record with a performance of 62.58m. Teammate Ross Miller was fifth (51.38) in the event and Brett Allpow was 14th (45.62m).
In addition, Chris Triffo placed fifth in the javelin (45.74m) while Allpow finished ninth in the discus (44.12m).
The Bulldogs' Zach Mckenzie finished eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:04.61). Williams also posted the 10th-fastest preliminary time in the 100 meters (11.24).
In the women's competition, Ferris State's Amanda Eslinger placed ninth in the high jump (1.55m). Reina Troxell came in 10th in the discus (36.43m).
FSU's Sarah Utchel came in 10th overall in the 200 meters (25.82) with Sheridan Britney finishing 13th in the 400 meters (59.87). Meanwhile, Jennifer Eaton placed 15th in the 800 meters (2:21.11).
In the 1,500 meters, the Bulldogs' Kathryn Etelamaki placed 11th (4:43.97) with Carissa Schurr 13th (4:45.18) in the top 15 overall.
Ferris State is next slated to compete in both the Hillsdale Gina Relays and the Calvin Tune-Up meet next weekend (April 26-28) in West Michigan.