The Hope College men’s track and field team impressed many with their school recordbreaking performance at the Grand Valley State University Al Owens Classic last Saturday. Dion Goliday (’16), Justin Freeman (’19), Matt Pelyhes (’17) and Boone Marois (’16) clocked in a 4×100 time of 41.48 to take second.
The previous record was set in 2010 at 42.07.
The event was not scored and included schools from all divisions of the NCAA and NAIA.
Also seeing glory was Nicholas Salomon (’17) as he took first in the 800-meter run. His time of 1:51.12 was enough to give him the second fastest 800-meter time in school history, missing the record by 0.62 seconds.
Marois finished fifth in the 100-meter dash at 11.08 and took seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.37.
Goliday saw eighth place in long jump with 6.75 meters.
Over on the other side, the women also performed well in many of their events. Rachael Webb (’18) finished her 800-meter race in 2:15.6.
Rachel Satkiewicz (’18) took 10th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.65.
Erin Herrmann (’17) ran the 1,500-meter at 4:43.06 to capture the 11th spot.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will continue on with their season at the Hillsdale Gina Relays on April 28-30.
The MIAA Championships take place on May 5-6 at Olivet College.
This season, the track and field team has been scoring high at numerous events, meets and invitationals. Most recently, the teams finished first overall on both sides at the Alma College Invitational on April 16.
Other big performances from earlier on in the season included a third place finish for the women and a second place finish for the men in Emory during the Georgia Classic on March 25-26 as part of their spring break trip.