(Saginaw, Mich.) After a second week of two-a-day
practices, the Cornerstone University Men's Track & Field team returned to
Saginaw Valley State University. In December, the distance runners performed
well. Tonight the field event men took the spotlight.
On his way to a second place finish in the pole
vault, Chad Butler took down the freshman record of 13' 7.25" set in 2009 by
Brad Schweitzer. He then cleared 14' 4" to replace Aaron Damstra's 14' 1.75"
school record from 2008.
Over in the throwing cage, Joel Leong dominated the
competition in the 35 pound weight throw. His first attempt of 57' 9" wound up
being 4' 6" past the next best mark. His second effort travelled 59' 3". Still
lacking a 60' throw this season, Leong's first and second efforts in the finals
produced very long fouls. On his last attempt he sent the ball down the middle
of the sector an astounding 62' 7.5" adding more than two feet to his school
record and taking over the number one spot on the NAIA performance list.
Joel added over 1 foot to his school record in the
shot put, producing a 45' 6.5" effort on his sixth attempt, breaking the old
record of 44' 4" set last season.
Jacob Erickson (50.56) and Zach Yeo (51.03) finished
1-2 in the 400 meters. Yeo also took second in the 200 meters clocking 22.86.
Kurtis Koffkey and Adam Duerksen joined Ericson and
Yeo to win the 4 x 400 meter relay in 3:27.40