Hixson and Lockhart both finish third, Thornton finishes third for the men
Women land 21 entries and two relays, while men get 16 entries and one relay in
GVSU women lead the way with 220 points, men finish second with 169 points
Lakers hit 31 provisional marks at the meet, plus an automatic mark and school record by Darien Thornton
Lakers racked up 68.5 points in only six scored events on Saturday
A recap of the GVSU Track & Field teams competing at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championships in Pueblo, Colorado.
2011-12: Had seven top-five finishes during the indoor season, competing exclusively in the weight throw...Hit a season-best mark of 18.17 meters to finish third at the GVSU-SVSU Dual...Finished fifth at both the GVSU Tune-Up (17.29m) and Bob Eubanks Open (17.68m)...Finished fourth at the Laker Early Bird (17.15m), Holiday Open (17.65m), and Indiana Relays (17.45m)...During the outdoor season, she participate exclusively in the hammer throw, notching eight top-five finishes...Finished fourth at the Hillsdale Invite (52.06m), Aquinas Twilight (52.87m) and GVSU 2nd to Last Chance Meet (53.71m)...Finished third at the Duke Invite (52.38m), Al Owens Classic (54.78m), a season-best, and GVSU Last Chance Meet (53.04m)...Finished second at the GVSU-SVSU Dual (51.68m)...Finished fifth at the GLIAC Outdoor Championship with a mark of 54.47 meters)...Finished 11th at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championship with a toss of 53.75 meters.
2010-11: Participated in the hammer throw during the outdoor season...Finished second in the event at the Ashland Alumni Open with a throw of 54.20 meters...Finished fourth at the GLIAC Outdoor Championships with a toss of 52.64 meters...Won the Aquinas Twilight Invitational with a toss of 56.14 meters...Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships with a toss of 55.46 meters that placed her fifth in the nation.