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Trio of Throwers Ready to Compete at SVSU Classic

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DETROIT, Mich. — First-year head coach Cary Ossiff will board the bus for his inaugural competition as the leader of a collegiate program today (Friday, Jan. 16) when the women’s indoor track & field team takes part in the Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) Classic. Ossiff will enter three Mustangs into the season-opening meet in University Center, Mich., as he begins to build the women’s side of Marygrove Track & Field, led by returner Kassadie Dewdney-Sims and incoming sisters, Amber Staudt and Rachel Staudt.

Dewdney-Sims, a former league champion at Waterford Mott High School, will look to lean on her experience from the 2014 indoor season. The then-freshman competed in only two events but showed steady improvement throughout the limited indoor campaign, posting a campaign-ending throw of 10.83m in the shot put at the 2014 Findlay Classic. After working with Ossiff – a long-time collegiate throws coach responsible for multiple NCAA Division III All-Americans – Dewdney-Sims is primed for a breakout season in 2015.

For the Staudt sisters, the 2015 indoor campaign brings the pair back to a sport where they enjoyed plenty of success at the high school level. Rachel Staudt, a volleyball transfer from Lawrence Tech, returns to the track after a highly-successful career at Novi High School. While the elder Staudt sister arguably possesses the best set of throws skills of any Mustang, it is her sister – a sophomore on the volleyball team at Marygrove – that packs a strong punch.

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Amber Staudt, a transfer from Schoolcraft College, may hold bragging rights by being the strongest member of Ossiff’s throws corps. After working with Ossiff and her newfound track teammates post-volleyball season, [Amber] Staudt is ready to take on the ultra-competitive field at Friday’s SVSU Classic.

Both Staudt sisters will join Dewdney-Sims in the shot put Friday.

A full recap will follow the action at the SVSU Classic, posted on or the Marygrove athletics Apple or Android apps. 

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