Justin Freeman Sprints To Indoor 200-Meet School Record At GVSU Tune-Up

Justin Freeman posing for a picture by Alan Babbitt

Hope College's Justin Freeman added another school record to his list of achievements with the Hope College men's track & field team.

The senior from Holland, Michigan (West Ottawa HS) sprinted to the indoor 200-meter record with an adjusted time of 22.68 seconds at the Grand Valley State Tune-Up on Friday in Allendale, Michigan.

Freeman passed the previous record of 22.82 seconds set by Boone Marois in 2016.

School Records

Freeman won the 200-meter final that featured runners from NCAA Division I, II and III competitors. He was clocked at 22.28 seconds, but his time was adjusted because of the style of GVSU's track.

Freeman now owns individual school records in the indoor and outdoor 100-meter records and the indoor 200 meters. He also is a member of the record-setting outdoor 4x100 relay.

Hope also placed first in the 4x400 relay. Terrell Solberg of Traverse City, Michigan (T.C. Central HS), Owen Ljung of Sonoma, California, Collin Thomas of Novi, Michigan (Novi), and Brenden Jones of Holland, Michigan (Black River) clocked a non-adjusted time of 3:26.01.

Hope qualified three runners for the 100-meter final.

Junior Korey Derr of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Northview) took second place with a non-adjusted run of 7.05 seconds. Sophomore David Clark of Sterling Heights, Michigan (Stevenson) came in sixth at at 7.23 seconds, while junior Adam Howard of Jacksonville, Illinois (Routt Catholic) was seventh at 7.26.

Junior Josh Izenbart of Glenwood, Illinois (Homewood-Flossmoor) recorded a third-place effort in the 60-meter hurdles with a non-adjusted time of 8.80 seconds.

Ljung came in third in the 800 meters with a non-adjusted run of 1:54.63.

Thomas finished fourth in the 400 meters with a non-adjusted time of 50.79 seconds.

Senior Tucker Gibbons of Fowlerville, Michigan (Fowlerville) took fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 12.31 meters (46 feet, 2 ½ inches). 

Sophomore Noah Russo of Grand Rapids, Michigan (East Grand Rapids) came in fourth in the shot put with an throw of 14.08 meters (40 feet, 4 ¾ inches).

Sophomore Barry Bait of Granville, Ohio (Granville) placed sixth in the pole vault at 3.88 meters (12 feet, 8 ¾ inches).

Izenbart and junior Brandon Maurice of Howell, New Jersey (Howell) tied for sixth in the high jump at 1.88 meters (6 feet, 2 inches).

Hope's next meet is the MIAA Indoor Championships on Saturday, February 23 at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids.

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