ANGOLA – The Grace College track and field team started the 2017 indoor season at the Trine Invitational on Saturday.
The Lancers won five events overall, set two school records and qualified one person for the NAIA Indoor Championships in their first meet of the year.
Isaac Stuckey headlined the day for the Lancers. The sophomore set a school record and qualified for the NAIA Indoor Nationals in the weight throw. He won the event with a toss of 54-feet-11.5.
The women’s distance medley relay team of Brigit Nemitz, Liz Fox, McCalah Mast and Raven Arellano also set a school record with a time of 13:32.79.
Macallister Seitz won the shot put with a toss of 45-2.5, and Sam Hall won the 1,000-meter run in a time of 2:43.18.
The men’s distance medley team of Hall, Joel Zook, Hunter Reed and Nathan Lane won their race in 10:44.81, and Raven Arellano captured first in the 3,000 when she crossed the finish line in 11:10.83.
“This was a good meet to get our feet wet as the season gets started. Obviously, we’re thrilled for Isaac and his national qualifying mark. He’s come a long way since just picking up the sport less than two years ago. Our throwers had a good day overall,” said Grace head coach Jeff Raymond. “On the track, Sam Hall had a strong outing as did Joel Zook and Ross Armey. Raven Arellano got off to a good start and will be ready for some very competitive races in the coming weeks.”
The Lancers continue their indoor season next weekend at the Defiance Invitational in Ohio.