Rapids, Mich.) Better than normal
conditions resulted in some good early season performance at the annual Grand
Rapids Open as five West Michigan schools along with Ferris State University
competed at Housemen Field.
Cornerstone performance came from Isaac Cox who lowered the freshman record in
the 800 meters by nearly one second. His time of 1:54.08 eclipsed Derek Scott's
mark of 1:54.90 from 2004. Cox pulled clear of the field with 150 meters to go
but was edged out at the finish line by Nick Thelen of Aquinas who won in
Zach Yeo waged a homestretch battle with Davenport's Alex Blem. Yeo took second
in 49.78 to Blehm's 49.54.
Eagles placed 2-4-5-7 in the 400 hurdles led by Adam Duerksen in 56.07 followed
by John Klumpp (56.92), Ryan Versen (57.52) and Jim VanOss (58.51).
hammer throw, Bryant Langdon added 14 feet to his previous best taking fourth
in 139' 7".
The 4 x 400
meter squad of Duerksen, Eric Schroeder, Klumpp and Yeo took second to Hope
College in 3:24.23.