(Grand Rapids, Mich. – Houseman Field) Sunny skies and mild temperatures created nearly ideal conditions for the Grand Rapids Open hosted by Aquinas College. Cornerstone's men totaled five top-three performances including two freshman records.
Friday evening, Mike Mahon erased the freshman record in the hammer throw on his first attempt. His 146' .75" effort bettered the mark of 138' set last year by Ross Raymond. Mahon then broke his own record twice, throwing 159' 4" and finally 163' 8" to place fourth.
Saturday, Daniel Door came within four inches of the freshman record on his first attempt in the discus. He found the extra distance two throws later adding 18 inches to the old mark of 138' set in 2012 by Jon Norris. His new record of 139' 6" placed fifth.
The Golden Eagles did well in the other throwing events as Spencer Perry won the javelin with a 160' 11" effort and Ross Raymond set a new outdoor season best, 43' 6.5" for third in the shot put.
In the jumps, Logan Norton took second in the pole vault, clearing 13' 11.25" and Deon Fox placed third in the long jump at 20' 7".
Cornerstone ended the meet winning the 4 x 400 meter relay. Eric Schroeder, Nick Hayes and Zach Bourdon set up Ryan Versen whose 48.8 anchor leg got the stick home in 3:23.67 ahead of Calvin College in second place at 3:24.09.