Personal bests set at Grand Valley State Big Meet

Mark Shanahan, Sports Editor

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Multiple personal bests and Eastern top 10 marks were set at the Grand Valley State Big Meet Friday.

For the women, junior Kristen Paris won her heat in the mile with a new personal best time of 4 minutes, 57.06 seconds. This time moved her up to fifth best on the Eastern Top Ten list. Sophomore Julie James competed in the same race and finished with a time of 5:01.70 putting her at ninth on the list.

Junior Dhiaa Dean won the women’s 400-meter run with a personal best time of 55.28 seconds. She now owns the second best time in school history. Junior Amina Jackson had a new personal best time of 1:34.88 seconds in the 600 putting her at third in school history.

Graduate Jordan Wallace broke the school record in the 3000 with a time of 9:43.13, which is more than eight seconds faster than her previous time. She now ranks second best in the league this season. Sophomore Emily Brelsfoard competed in the same race finishing with a time of 10:08.60.

Freshman Maria Baldwin set a personal best in the 5000 with her time of 17:33.87 putting her at fourth on Eastern’s list. Junior Angelica Anyaogu placed second in the 60-meter dash for the women with a time of 7.62 seconds.

For the men, red-shirt junior Norvel Mohammed set a new personal indoor time in the 200-meter run with a time of 21.23 seconds, which moves him up to fifth in the Eastern record book. He leads the Ohio Valley Conference and is tied for 34th in the nation.

Mohammed placed second in the 400 with a time of 47.23 seconds and teammate Calvin Edwards finished fifth in the same race with a time of 47.89 seconds.

Senior Ephraim Dorsey, who was the Ohio Valley Conference Male Track

Athlete of the Week last week, placed second in the 800 with a personal best time of 1:49.00. He is now tied for 22nd in the nation and third all time in school history.

Sophomore Riley McInerney was runner up in the mile run with a new personal best time of 4:05.93 seconds. His time put him at fifth in school history and beat the old time of his father, John McInerney.

Both teams are back in action at home this Friday for their annual Friday Night Special at the Lantz Fieldhouse.

Mark Shanahan can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]