ROCHESTER, Mich. – The Oakland men’s and women’s track and field teams open the 2017-18 indoor season at the SVSU Holiday Classic held on Saturday, Dec. 2 beginning at 12 p.m. at the SVSU Fieldhouse.
▪ The Golden Grizzlies have not competed in this event since the 2015 season in which Matthew Jordan finished fourth in the triple jump setting a then school mark of at 45 ft., 9.75 in. while Nicholas Girodat (21.69), Jeff Arirguzo (21.84) and Aaron Davis (22.025) finished first, second and tied for third respectively in the 200m dash for the men’s team. The women’s team did not compete at the classic in 2015.
▪ The men’s team finished second at the 2017 Horizon League Indoor Championships for the first time in program history. The team returns 400m league champion Corey Goodloe and 800m champion Austin Dawn.
▪ The women’s team finished third at the 2017 Horizon League Indoor Championships after winning the program’s first title in 2016. The team returns pole vault champion and school record holder Dana Tessmer.