Mike Lints track and field invite

Ben Kasbeer, Contributor

The men’s track and field team traveled to Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich., for the Mike Lints invitational. The indoor track invite took place on Friday, Jan. 25, and the Flyers men’s team placed 8th overall with 29 points. They were able to get six top eight finishes in the events. 

In the triple jump, the men started out good when Malik Carson earned second place with a jump of 43’00.5”. Dan ford received a second-place finish in the 600-meter race with a time of 1:24. This was a personal record for Ford, and he helped the Flyers rank 8th place overall. 

John Partee took fourth in the 800-meter race. In the 4x400 meter relay race the relay duo of Chaz Sales and Stephan Reynolds took fifth with an accumulative time of 3:24. Jackson Waters ran the mile, which earned him seventh place with a personal record of 4:18.  

Dainan Sands and Dylan Webb placed ninth and tenth in the high jump, respectively, while Forgo Thornton took ninth in the shot put with a big toss of 45’4.50”. Men’s track and field head coach Dana Schwarting said, “Most of the team in the field events looked a little flat today. Hopefully another week of training will jump start the group.” 

It wasn’t the best invite of the year for the track team, but they are hoping to go back to the basics this week to get back on track.