Top-10 GVSU Highlights from 2011-12
Women landed 16 All-American awards, the men grab two
GVSU wins its fourth straight track and field title, second straight outdoors
Graney wins steeplechase, Hixson crushes the field in pole vault
17 women and eight men will compete in 20 events in Pueblo, Colo.
Track and Field
2011 Track: Had six first place finishes during the indoor season...Won both the 600 meter (1:34.29) event and was part of the 4x400 relay team that won in a time of 3:57.64...Helped the relay team win at the Bob Eubanks Open with a time of 3:51.24...Helped the Distance Medley Relay team win the Indiana University Relays with a time of 11:29.93...Part of two GLIAC Indoor Championships as she claimed an individual victory in the 800 meter run (2:12.64) and helped the DMR team win with a time of 11:39.50...Also part of the 4x400 relay team that finished second with a time of 3:58.19...At the Division II Indoor Championships, she finished second in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:11.30 to be named an All-American...During the outdoor season, she was part of three 4x400 relay teams that earned victories...Won the 800 meter GLIAC Outdoor Championship with a time of 2:08.96...Also helped the 4x400 team win with a time of 3:46.97...At the Division II Outdoor Championships, she finished third in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:15.29 to be named an All-American...Helped the 4x400 relay team finish fourth with a time of 3:45.29 to be named an All-American.
2010 Track: During the indoor season, she recorded six first place finishes...Part of the 4x400 relay team that won the GVSU Holiday Open with a time of 3:52.54...Won the 600 meter event at the GVSU Laker Early Bird with a time of 1:34.30...Helped run a 3:48.72 in the 4x400 that won at the GVSU Open...Won the 800 meter run at the NCAA II Team Challenge with a time of 2:13.86...Won two GLIAC Indoor Championships, both as part of relays...Helped the 4x400 team run a 3:43.77 and the 4,000 Distance Medley Relay run an 11:44.87...Finished second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 55.93 seconds...At the Division II Indoor Championships, she finished second in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:08.87 to earn All-American honors and earned more with the 4x400 relay team that finished sixth with a time of 3:49.28...During the outdoor season, she had five first place finishes...Won the 800 meter run at the Grand Rapids Open (2:13.98)...Won the 1,500 meter run at the Aquinas Open with a time of 4:40.55...Part of the 4x400 relay team that won the Illinois Twilight with a time of 3:43.99...Won the GLIAC Outdoor Championship in the 800 with a time of 2:14.82...Finished third at the Division II Outdoor Championships in the 800 meter with a time of 2:06.60 to earn All-American honors...Part of the 4x400 relay team that finished fourth at nationals with a time of 3:41.81 to be named an All-American in that event as well.