Wednesday, October 05, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams have each moved up one spot in the latest set of Division III Cross Country rankings compiled by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. On the men’s side, Calvin is ranked third behind second-ranked Haverford and top-ranked North Central. The Knights were ranked fourth last week. On the women’s side, Calvin is ranked seventh. The Knights were ranked eighth a week ago. Middlebury (Vt.) remains the top-ranked team while Washington (Mo.) is ranked second. Both Calvin teams will compete at the Michigan Intercollegiates on Friday in Hillsdale, Michigan. The competition will include teams from around the state of Michigan at the Division I, II, III and NAIA levels.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
CHICAGO, IL - A group of runners from the Calvin men’s and women’s cross contry teams competed at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Saturday. In the men’s race, Calvin placed 16th with 465 points. In the women’s race, Calvin placed 14th with 469 points. The University of Toledo won the men’s race with 55 points while the University of Iowa won the women’s race with 27 points. Calvin’s top finisher in the men’s race was junior Kevin Peterson (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) in 62nd place (26:17). On the women’s side, senior Samantha Westveer (Kentwood/East Kentwood HS) led Calvin by placing 88th (19:08). Calvin returns to action next Friday, competing at the Michigan Intercollegiates at Hillsdale College.
Friday, September 30, 2011
NOTRE DAME, IN - The nationally-ranked Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Notre Dame Invitational Friday afternoon with both teams competing in the Gold Division. On the men’s side, third-ranked Calvin took fourth with 133 points, trailing top-ranked (Division III) North Central (IL) which took third with 67 points, the University of Windsor which placed second with 50 points and Grand Valley State which won with a team score of 45 points. In the women’s gold division race, Calvin placed seventh with 229 points with Grand Valley State winning with a team score of 40 points.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The Calvin menís and womenís cross country teams continue to move up in the national polls. In the latest set of national rankings released by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association, the Calvin men are ranked third and the Calvin women are ranked eighth. Both teams have moved up one spot from a week ago when the Calvin men were ranked fourth and the Calvin women ranked ninth. North Central is the top-ranked team in the menís poll. Calvin will get a chance to run against the Cardinals this Friday at the Notre Dame Invitational. On the womenís side, Middlebury (Vt.) is again ranked number-one. Both Calvin teams will run at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday. A group of runners representing both teams will also compete at the Loyola Invitational on Saturday.
Monday, September 26, 2011
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Ė The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin runners Matt Vander Roest and Jodi Hoekstra its Runners of the Week in cross country for meets through September 24. A junior from Ann Arbor (Huron HS), Vander Roest took first place at the MIAA Jamboree at Trineís Zollner Golf Course Saturday with a time of 26:01. Vander Roest finished eight seconds ahead of his nearest competitor as he helped lead Calvin to a first-place finish in the menís meet with 16 points. A senior from Homer Glen, Ill. (Chicago Christian HS), Hoekstra took first place at the MIAA Jamboree on Saturday at Trine with a time of 22:52, finishing 28 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Hoekstra helped lead Calvin to a first-place finish in the womenís meet with 27 points as the Knights placed five runners in the top 10. Hoekstra has now won her last two races.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
ANGOLA, IN Ė The nationally-ranked Calvin menís and womenís cross country teams put on an impressive show Saturday morning at the MIAA Jamboree hosted by Trine University at the Zollner Golf Course as both teams took first place by solid margins. In the womenís race, ninth-ranked Calvin took first place with 27 points, 17 points ahead of rival Hope which entered Saturdayís race ranked 13th nationally. Senior Jodi Hoekstra (Homer Glen, IL/Chicago Christian HS) and junior Alyssa Penning (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) again led a powerful one-two punch up front with Hoekstra winning the 6K race in 22:52 while Penning was second in 23:20. On the menís side, fifth-ranked Calvin nearly pulled off a perfect score, taking the top four spots and five of the top six to finish with 16 points, well ahead of 31st-ranked Albion which posted a team score of 61 points. On the menís side, junior Matt VanderRoest (Ann Arbor/Ann Arbor Huron HS) had a monster day, winning the 8K race in a time of 26:01 as Calvin took the top four spots and five of the top six.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams have both cracked the most recent top 10 national rankings conducted by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. The Calvin men’s team is ranked fourth in the men’s Division III Top 25 poll, up one spot from last week while the Calvin women are ranked ninth in the women’s poll, up six spots from a week ago.Both Calvin teams will compete at an MIAA Jamboree on Saturday at Trine University. The women’s race will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the men’s race to follow at 11:15 a.m. The complete set of Division III Top 25 rankings can be found online at: USTFCCCA Division III Top 25 Rankings
Saturday, September 17, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
With five runners in the top twelve, the Knightsí Menís Cross Country team opened the season with a commanding victory at the 2011 Knight Invite held at the Gainey Athletic Complex. Junior Dan Kerr placed as the Knightís top finisher with a third place result and a time of 24:36.26. Classmate Matt Vander Roest finished fifth with a time of 24:37.74. Greg Whittle rounded out Calvinís single-digit finishers with a sixth-place showing and a time of 24:52.75. Junior David Vande Bunte placed tenth with a 25:09.21 time. Rhett Morici finished fifth for the Knights and twelfth over all with a time of 25:11.42. After tallying the top five finishers, Calvin totaled 37 points, 44 points less than second place finisher Allegheny which came up with 81 points during the race.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams will host the Knight Invitational this Saturday at the Calvin Cross Country Course located on Calvin’s east campus at the Gainey Athletic Complex. Calvin videographer Mike Zaagman recently caught up with Calvin head cross country coach Brian Diemer to give the public a video tour of Calvin’s course which has been in use since 2004. In the video, Diemer narrates the course while Zaagman provides a visual look through his camera lens.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The most recent set of Division III Top 25 rankings for mens’ and women’s cross country have been released by the USTFCCCA and the Calvin men are ranked fifth while the Calvin women are ranked 15th. North Central (IL) is the top-ranked team in the men’s poll while Middlebury (Vt.) is ranked number-one in the women’s poll. Both teams are set to open the 2011 season on Saturday when they host the Knight Invitational at the Gainey Athletic Complex. The women’s 5K race is set to begin at 10 a.m. with the men’s 8K race set to follow at 10:45 a.m. A live audio broadcast of both races will be available online at: Stretch Internet Audio Broadcast« First < 5 6 7 8 9 > Last »