Monday, November 15, 2010
The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams are headed back to the NCAA III Championships. The Calvin men’s team will be making its 26th appearance at the NCAA III Championships which ranks fourth on the all-time NCAA III men’s cross country list. Under current head coach Brian Diemer, the men’s cross country team has posted 18 top-four national team finishes including national championship performances in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006. On the women’s side, Calvin will be making its 21st appearance at the NCAA III Championships which ranks third on the all-time NCAA III women’s cross country list. The Calvin women’s cross country program has posted 15 top-10 national team finishes including four straight under current head coach Brian Diemer.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
When the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams punched their tickets to the NCAA III Championships this past weekend at the Great Lakes Regional meet on Saturday, a new Calvin fall sports record was established. The men’s and women’s cross country teams were the fifth and sixth Calvin fall sports teams to earn spots in their respective NCAA III Championships competition, breaking the previous school record of five.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
HOLLAND, MI—The Calvin men’s cross country team is headed back to the NCAA III Championships. The fourth-ranked Knights punched their ticket to next week’s national meet in Waverly, Iowa, with a first place score of 57 points at the Great Lakes Regional meet hosted by Hope College Saturday at the West Ottawa Golf Club. The first place performance allowed the Knights to capture the Great Lakes Regional title for the 15th straight year.
Junior Nick Kramer (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) led the way with a commanding first place individual finish in a time of 24:57, more than 13 seconds ahead of the next competitor. In taking first place, Kramer repeated as Great Lakes Regional individual champion.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams wrapped up MIAA titles on Saturday as both teams took first place at the MIAA Championships at Calvin’s Gainey Athletic Complex. On the men’s side, fourth-ranked Calvin cruised to a first place score of 19 points, placing five runners in the top seven. On the women’s side, eighth-ranked Calvin won a thriller, edging 14th-ranked Hope 31-33. The margin is believed to be the closest at a championship meet in MIAA women’s cross country history. The Calvin men have now won 24 consecutive MIAA titles - the second-longest active championship streak in MIAA athletics history. Calvin women have now won six consecutive MIAA titles including 22 in the last 23 years. -
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Finding a balance between the demands of academics and athletics is never easy for a collegiate student-athlete but Calvin College cross country runners Jake Christiansen and Ben Lewis have found a way to do just that.
Earlier this fall, the two Calvin student-athletes led a Calvin mathematics department colloquium detailing their summer research efforts under the guidance of Calvin mathematics professor Dr. Todd Kapitula. Christiansen and Lewis were able to study under Kapitula during the summer months thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
WINNECONNE, WI - In a field of nationally-ranked teams, the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams came up big Saturday morning at the Wisconsin-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational.
On the men’s side, eighth-ranked Calvin surprised the field by placing second with a team score of 78 points, just 29 points behind top-ranked North Central while also finishing ahead of second-ranked Washington University (MO), seventh-ranked UW-Stevens Point, ninth-ranked NYU and 10th-ranked UW-Whitewater. NYU took third with 138 points with Washington University fourth (146 points) and UW-Stevens Point fifth (150 points) .On the women’s side, Division II Minnesota-Duluth took first place with 89 points with 15th-ranked Chicago and seventh-ranked Wisconsin-Oshkosh tying for second place with 116 points. 10th-ranked Calvin finished in fourth place, just one point out of second as the Knights garnered 117 points.
Saturday, October 09, 2010
ROCHESTER - The nationally-ranked Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams had solid performances at the Michigan Intercollegiates Friday afternoon at Oakland University’s Katke Golf Course as both Calvin squads took first place in their respective small college divisions. The Michigan Intercollegiates includes teams from around the state of Michigan at the NCAA I, II and III levels as well as NAIA institutions. On the men’s side, Calvin took first place in the small college division with 55 points. On the women’s side, Calvin took first place in the small college division with 34 points.
Saturday, October 02, 2010
NOTRE DAME, IN - The nationally-ranked Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams posted top-six finishes at the Notre Dame Invitational as the 11th-ranked women’s team took sixth in the women’s 5K Gold Division race with a team score of 170 points while the seventh-ranked men’s team took fourth in the men’s 8K Gold Division race.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
(photo taken by Albion sports information director Bobby Lee)
OLIVET - The seventh-ranked Calvin men’s cross country team finished just two points shy of a perfect score in rolling to a first place performance at at an MIAA jamboree hosted by Olivet Saturday morning at the Olivet Golf Course. Calvin posted a first place team score of 17 points, finishing 51 points ahead of Albion and Hope which finished tied for second place with 68 points apiece. The MIAA jamboree is worth one-third of the final MIAA title with the remaining two-thirds coming at the MIAA Championships. Calvin will host the MIAA Championships on October 30 at the Gainey Athletic Complex.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
By sports information student assistant Derek Neice
The rain held off just long enough in Grand Rapids Saturday for the men and women of Calvinís cross country teams to compete in the annual Knight Invitational held on Calvinís campus. After the women ran their way to an outright victory in the first race, the men followed suit in the seasonís debut race as the Knights placed five runners in the top ten, winning with a score of 31 points.
Calvin junior Nick Kramer won the 8K race in a time of 25:14.5, a solid fourteen seconds ahead of the second-place runner. Calvinís other four top-ten finishers were 5th place senior Ben Van Wyk (25:40.8), 6th place junior Dan Kerr (25:44.5), 9th place junior Alex Wrobel (25:52.4), and 10th place sophomore Rhett Morici (26:06.9).« First < 8 9 10 11 12 > Last »