The Blitz Feb. 7

Katie LaDuke , Staff Reporter

Track and Field: On Feb. 2 and 3, Oakland’s track and field teams traveled to South Bend, Indiana. for the two-day Notre Dame Meyo Invitational.

On the first day of competition, Chanel Gardner and Corey Goodloe broke their own 600m school records. Gardner finished at 1:32.97 and Goodloe at 1:20.91. With a time of 7.63, Kendell Jefferson qualified for the 60m dash finals. In the 200m dash, Jimmie Williams placed 16th at 22.02.

On day two, Jefferson placed fifth in the 60m with a time of 7.62. Maggie Schneider finished 12th at the 9:44.92 mark in the 3K just missing the school record while Gardner finished 24th in the 400m (56.65). For the men, Williams set a new school record for the 400m with his eighth place time 48.01. Goodloe came in 16th in the 400m (49.00) while Zach Stadnika finished 12th overall in the long jump (22 ft., 4.25 in.) In the 3K, Andrew Bowman finished 25th with a time of 8:20.97.

Oakland will be at Grand Valley State University on Feb. 9 and 10 for the GVSU Big Meet.


WBB vs. Cleveland State: Oakland women’s basketball hosted Cleveland State on Saturday, Feb. 3. The Golden Grizzlies fell 86-66.

Taylor Jones led the team with 16 and also had 3 three-pointers and two steals while Taylor Gleason also had 3 three-points. Leah Somerfield had three assists and brought in 12 points with nine rebounds to just miss a double-double. Nikita Telesford put up a season-high 12 points with six rebounds.

The Black and Gold is now 4-7 in the Horizon League with an overall record of 11-11. Oakland hits the road for two games starting on Thursday, Feb. 8 against Northern Kentucky.


Tennis vs. Utah State: On Saturday, Feb. 4 in East Lansing, Oakland tennis hosted Utah State at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility. The Golden Grizzlies fell 6-1.

In singles, Samantha Galloway picked up a straight set win (6-4, 7-5) in the No. 6 spot. Alexandra Whall (No. 2), Allison Motea (No. 3) and Darya Maltseva (No. 4) all went three sets but ultimately fell.

With doubles, the No.1 slot Dasha Artamonova and Sofia Borcuti as well as the No. 3 slot Amanda Nilsson and Galloway came close but could not hold on with a final match score of 6-4 each.

Oakland’s next dual match will be Saturday, Feb. 10 in Toledo.