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(Mt. Pleasant, Mich.) After two weeks of two-a-day practices, a tired Cornerstone men's team treated the Central Michigan University Jack Skoog Open as an extended training session.
Feeling the effects of the week, Ross Raymond, scratched from the weight throw because of a sore back, and focused his energy in the shot put. Having already shattered the school record in December, the junior from Tustin, MI had his sights on the NAIA qualifying mark of 50' ½". After a solid 48' 8" effort in the opening round, Ross improved his school record to 49' 10" on his second throw. The third and fourth rounds yielded marks of 49' 8 ¾" and 48' 11" putting Raymond in second place with two attempts remaining. The fifth throw looked good and the tape measure revealed that it was: 50' 3 ¼" giving Ross his first NAIA qualifying mark and another school record. A long foul in the sixth round did not matter as Raymond held second place.
Sophomore Jon Brinks won his heat in the 60 meter prelims in 7.19 and took third in the finals in 7.11.
In preparation for his first collegiate heptathlon, freshman Josh Brand improved his best in the long jump to 19' 9" for eighth place, added a PR in the 60 meter hurdles of 9.67 for sixth in his heat and took fourth in the high jump, clearing 6'.