ROCHESTER, Mich. - The Oakland men's and women's track and field teams will head to Allendale, Mich. on Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday Feb. 10 to compete in the Grand Valley State University Big Meet. In addition, a select number of field athletes will be competing at the Tiffin Grand Prix on Saturday, Feb. 10. starting at 12 p.m. Live Video of the GVSU Big Meet can be viewed on FloTrack for paid subscriptions only.
At the GVSU Big Meet last season, Brandon Davis placed first in the long jump (23 ft., 6.5 in.) and Corey Goodloe placed fifth in the 400m breaking his then school record (49.46). On the women's side, Whitney Mergens placed eighth with a 5 ft., 1 in. mark in the high jump.
Last week, a select few student athletes traveled to the Notre Dame Meyo Invite in South Bend, Ind. Chanel Gardner and Corey Goodloe each broke their own 600m records with times of 1:32.97 and 1:20.91 respectively. Jimmie Williams placed eighth and set a new school record in the 400m (48.01) while Kendell Jefferson finished fifth in the 60m (7.62). Maggie Schneider just missed a school record in the 3K with a time of 9:44.92 and Zach Stadnika finished 12th overall in the long jump marking 22 ft., 4.25 in.