Sporting blitz 2/18

By Jackson Gilbert

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Swimming and Diving      Sophomore Karin Tomeckova traveled to the Orlando Grand Prix  to compete Saturday in the 200-meter backstroke. Tomeckova finished in eighth place and achieved an “A” standard qualifying time for the 2014 European Championships, which take place this August in Germany. She returned home shortly after and will travel with the team to participate in the Horizon League Championship at Cleveland State from Feb. 26 to March 1.

 

Track and Field

Both of the Golden Grizzlies men’s and women’s teams traveled to the Grand Valley State Big Meet over the weekend, putting on a strong performance. Karli Keur won the women’s mile with a time of 5:06.19, beating a field of 57. Candice Mack had a fifth place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.54. For the men, Jeff Arirguzo continued his strong season with a fifth place finish in the 200 with a time of 22.07, with teammate Nicholas Girodat finishing third in the event, posting a 21.95. The Grizzlies will now prepare for the Horizon League Championship at Youngstown State on March 1 and 2.

 

Baseball

The Horizon League announced last week that the Golden Grizzlies were picked fifth in the Preseason Coaches Poll. Chris Van Dyke was also named to the Preseason All-League Team at the designated hitter position. The Grizzlies will begin their season at Oklahoma State on Feb. 21 in a weekend tournament featuring four games at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

 

— Compiled by 

Jackson Gilbert,

 Sports Reporter