Wednesday, October 07, 2009
For the first time this year, the Calvin women’s cross country is alone in the top spot in the Division III Top 35 rankings released by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Knights received 279 points in this week’s poll to move into sole possession of the top spot. Johns Hopkins (271 points) is now ranked second after sharing the top spot with Calvin a week ago.
Friday, October 02, 2009
NOTRE DAME, IN/ADRIAN, MI Ė The 10th-ranked Calvin menís cross country team placed 10th in the 8K Gold Division of the Notre Dame Invitational with 249 points. Top-ranked North Central (Division III) took first place with 46 points, edging third-ranked (Division II) Grand Valley State by six points for the win.
Calvin was paced by sophomore Nick Kramer (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) led the Knights with an 18th place time of 25:26. Kramer was seventh among Division III competitors in the race.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
For the second time this year, the Calvin womenís cross country team finds itself holding a share of the top spot in the Division III Top 35 poll conducted by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.
Calvin shares the top spot this week with John Hopkins (MD) which makes it initial entry at the top spot. Previous number-one and defending national champion Middlebury (VT) has dropped down to eighth. Washington University of St. Louis is ranked third.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
HOLLAND Ė Strong pack running, a career-best race by a hometown runner and powerful performances by Calvinís No. 1 runners highlighted a day where the Calvin menís cross country team claimed first place at the MIAA Jamboree hosted by Hope at the Ridge Point Community Church course.
Ranked seventh nationally, the Calvin menís cross country team took first place with a team score of 21 points, finishing 56 points ahead of second place Hope.
The menís race provided high drama as sophomore Nick Kramer (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) was locked in a fight for first place with Trine senior Darin King but surged with under a mile to go after powering up a steep hill and broke free for the win with a time of 25:03, 25 seconds ahead of Kingís second place finish.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams continue to hold high national rankings as the women’s team is ranked second in the latest Division III Top 35 poll released by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association while the Calvin men’s team is ranked seventh.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
(written by Calvin Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice)
Calvinís cross country teams took part in the first race of the 2009 season Saturday as they ran in the Knight Invitational at the Gainey Athletic Complex, a course located on the collegeís east campus.
The Knights, an annual national contender in cross country, looked to continue their consistent success in this first race. The women took first in the meet with a score of 28 points, and the men finished second with 83 points behind Allegheny College which tallied 48 points.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The Calvin women’s cross country shares the top spot in the first set of Division III national rankings released by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. The Knights share the top spot with defending champion Middlebury (Vt.). The Calvin men’s cross country team is ranked seventh in the men’s national poll with North Central (IL) holding down the top spot.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The first set of Division III Great Lakes Regional rankings for men’s and women’s cross country have been released and both Calvin teams are ranked number-one in their respective rankings
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Will the 2009 Calvin men’s cross country season be one of reloading or rebuilding? The answer may lie somewhere in between.
Calvin’s run of 10 consecutive top-four national finishes came to end in 2008 as the Knights slipped to fifth place at the NCAA III Cross Country Championships. Eligibility for two All-Americans from last year’s squad has also been exhausted leaving plenty of question marks surrounding a 2009 Calvin men’s cross country team that features only four seniors and just three individuals that were members of its team that competed at the 2008 national meet.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
A record 10 Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2008-09 academic year. The award, presented by the Faculty Athletic Representatives of the MIAA member colleges recognizes conference athletic teams who achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2008-09 academic year.
Meanwhile 15 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight year.