(Allendale, Mich.) On
the eve of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field
Championship, the Golden Eagles entered three events at the Grand Valley State
University Indoor Tune Up meet.
After recovering from injury most of the indoor season, Cody
Risch tested his fitness in the 5,000 meters. Competing unattached, Risch
dropped twelve seconds off his personal best from last season finishing fourth
Transfer freshman, Isaac Cox also competed in his first meet
of the indoor campaign, also running unattached in the 800 meters. After a slow
first 400, Isaac broke the race open with a 27.5 over the next 200 meters
building a sizable lead. Up the final homestretch he began to tie up as Austin
Brown of GVSU reached his shoulder. The two battled all the way to the line
with Cox refusing to yield earning the win in 1:55.64 to 1:55.80. The time took
four seconds off the freshman record of 1:55.71 set by Jordan Harrison in 2003.
The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Spencer Perry, Adam
Duerksen, Ryan Versen and Zach Yeo returned to the site of last week's near
miss needing to improve their time from last week by .13 to hit the NAIA
automatic qualifying standard. They came close again, running 3:20.61 to take
third behind GVSU and Hillsdale.