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(Allendale, Mich.) After week of two-a-day practices the CU T&F team competed at the Laker Early Bird meet hosted by Grand Valley State University. Compared to most of the competitions on the Cornerstone T&F schedule, the GVSU meet turned out to be relatively small and the Golden Eagles used it as a hard practice.
After using the 60 meter dash prelims as a warm up, Jacob Erickson and Zach Yeo lead a 1 through 6 CU sweep of the 400 meters. Erickson won in 49.45 with Yeo second in 49.66. Both men bettered the NAIA provisional standard with Yeo erasing Erickson's freshman record of 50.58 from 2007.
After the 60 meter finals, Zach cruised to fourth in the 200 meters in 22.58, just .16 off the freshman record in that event.
By the time the 4x400 meter relay rolled around, Erickson, Yeo, Adam Duerksen and Jimmy Russ had run four races each. Nevertheless, they combined for a 3:27.13 to finish second behind Saginaw Valley State.
In field event action, Joel Leong won the 35-pound weight throw by nearly ten feet with a toss of 58' 7.5". Chad Butler tied for first in the pole vault, clearing 13' 1.5".
After another week of two-a-days, the Golden Eagles head to Saginaw Valley State University for the Doug Hanson Open.