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      MTU Track teams prepare for GLIAC Meet

      Courtesy: MTU

      The Michigan Tech track and field teams competed at the Beloit Relays and the UW-Whitewater Drake Alternative Friday and Saturday (April 26-27).The team won two events at the Beloit Relays. Jevon Maddox leaped 47-1.5 in the triple jump, the second best mark in school history. Nate Saliga ran the second fastest 400 in school history in a time of 48.76.The men's 4x800 relay missed the school record by .03 of a second. The team of Ben Kramka, Dylan Anderson, Nick Wimmer and Karl Koivisto finished second in 8:03.23. Tech's other 4x800 relay team of Kyle Hanson, Shawn Shove, Evan Kryske and Jon Kilpela finished third in 8:12.91.Ben Kalis finished third in the 110-hurdles (16.53), and Wes Jacobson was third in the 400-hurdles (58.73).Natalie Berryman threw the javelin 88-9 to finish sixth in the javelin, and Allen Harrison was eighth in the 400 (52.54).Over in Whitewater, Dylan Anderson ran his fastest 800 of the season to win the 800 in a time of 1:54.24. Shawn Shove was seventh in 2:01.19.Tech had four top-10 finishes in the men's 1,500. Kyle Hanson finished third (4:05.29) followed closely by Nick Wimmer in fourth (4:06.25). Karl Koivisto was sixth (4:11.24), Jon Kilpela was eighth (4:13.17).Jared Berryman finished seventh in the discus (140-2), and Jacob Wood was ninth (135-6).The team will compete at the GLIAC Championships May 1-3 in Ashland, Ohio.