Gazelle Sports Elite Series: Elite Mile at GVSU MITS #3

Gazelle Sports and New Balance will be hosting the best milers in the state Saturday January 7th, 2023, at Grand Valley State's MITS #3 meet in Allendale, Michigan. This marks the eleventh year that GVSU and Gazelle Sports have partnered together to host he ELITE Series. Thirty two runners will toe the line in full New Balance uniforms and custom bib numbers to see who the fastest miler of 2023 is so far. Both the boys and girls ELITE Mile races will be one mile (1,609.344m) and the OPEN event will be run as 1600m.

Last year's champion, Riley Hough (4:08.33) has graduated and moved on the Michigan State where he was All-Big Ten this last cross country season. The girls champion last year, Rachel Forsyth (4:44.20) is still coming back from an injury during cross country season and will not be running.

Here are the fields for races:




Clayton Ackley

Hart, MI

4th D3 3200, 2nd D3 XC

Parks Allen

Ithaca, MI

PR 4:23, 3rd D3 3200, 3rd D3 XC

Brendan Chapple

Kitchener, Ontario

PR 4:15

Seth Conner

Jenison, MI

Ran 4:27 12/17, 34th D1 XC

Kyle Eberhard

Linden, MI

PR 4:18, 8th D2 1600, 5th D2 800, 7th D2 XC

Collin Farmer

Pewamo, MI

PR 4:23, 6th D3 1600

TJ Hansen

West Branch, MI

5th D2 3200, 5th D2 XC

Tyler Heath

Clio, MI

PR 4:23, Ran a 1:58.57 12/17

Hunter Jones

Thompsonville, MI

PR 4:08, 3rd LY, D3 Champ XC, Mr XC MI,

Joe Muha

Traverse City, MI

PR 4:21, 9th D1 XC

Moses Osterink

Wyoming, MI

PR 4:20, 11th Elite 3200 LY, D4 Champ 1600, 3200, D4 Champ XC

Ty Parker

White Lake, MI

PR 4:20, 12th D1 1600, 15th D1 XC

Noah Price

Anderson, IN

PR 4:21, Ran 1:57.71 on 12/17

David Whitaker

Northville, MI

PR 4:18, 14th D1 1600, 1st MMOC




Allie Arnsman

Grandville, MI

PR 5:04, 2nd D1 XC (3rd fastest time in state), 

Emily Cooper

Ann Arbor, MI

PR 4:56, 9th D1 1600, 6th D1 XC

Megan Germain

Otsego, MI

PR 5:07, 10th D2 1600, 9th 3200, 8th D2 XC

Maya Guikema

Grandville, MI

PR 5:00, 17th D1 1600, 16th D1 XC

Aiden Harrand

Thompsonville, MI

PR 4:56, D4 Champ 800,1600, XC

Jessica Jazwinski

Hart, MI

11th LY, PR 4:54,  1st D3 XC, 16:47 5K 

CC Jones

East Lansing, MI

PR 4:59, 5th D3 3200, 6th D3 XC

Ava King

Traverse City, MI

PR 5:04, 16th LY

Mylie Kelly

Beulah, MI

PR 5:09, 14th LY, 13th D3 1600, 8th 3200

Madison Osterberg

Jackson, MI

PR 5:00, 12th LY, 7th D3 1600, 3rd D3 800

Megan Postma

Holland, MI

Doesn't run 1600 much (1 time in HS career), 2:15 800

Mary Richmond

Frankenmuth, MI

PR 4:57, 10th LY, 5th D2 1600 & 3200, 3rd D2 XC

Annika Sandman

Lowell, MI

PR 4:56, 10th D1 1600, 8th D1 XC

Payton Scheffler

Woodhaven, MI

PR 4:58, 13th D1 1600

Emily Tomes

Dorr, MI

PR 5:02 (on 12/2), 5th D2 XC

Gail Vaikutis

St. Joseph, MI

12th D2 XC

Whitney Werner

Pewamo, MI

PR 5:06, 6th D3 800, 13th D3 XC



The door at the Kelly Family Sports Building on the campus for Grand Valley State University will open at noon Saturday. Athletes need to sign-up and pay entry fee on MileSplit before registration closes at 3:00pm Friday 1/6/23. Spectator/Coaches ticket will need to be purchased before arriving on-line at:




Shot Put Girls (one circle) Weight Throw Boys (in cage) The boys SP will follow the girls . The girls WT will follow the boys

1:30 JUMPS

Long Jump Boys and Girls (two pits) Triple Jump will follow Long Jump High Jump Boys and Girls (two pits) Pole Vault Boys and Girls (two pits)

1:30 RUNNING STARTS (Rolling Schedule, girls run first)

Elite Mile

Open 1600m

60m Hurdle (NO FINALS)

60m Dash (Top 9 times to Finals)



60m Dash Finals

4x400m Relay**

4x800m Relay**                                                                                          

  **Orange relay cards may be purchased at the finish line of the meet for $20 between 2:00- 3:00pm.  Anyone can run on the relay - you do not need to be registered or have a bib number. BYOB (Bring your own baton)