Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The All-MIAA menís and womenís track and field teams have been announced and five members of the Calvin menís team have been so honored while nine members of the Calvin womenís team have been named All-MIAA selections.Named to the All-MIAA menís team from Calvin are juniors Carson Sterchi, Dan Kerr and Nick Kramer, sophomore Greg Whittle and freshman Ryan Huffman. Named to the All-MIAA womenís team from Calvin are seniors Rachel Boerner, Gretchen Braymer, Sarah Reasoner and Samantha Westveer, juniors Kaitlin Diemer, Jodi Hoekstra and Kelly Peterson, sophomore Carissa Verkaik and freshman Julie Busscher.
Friday, May 06, 2011
OLIVET - The MIAA championship streaks are still very much alive for the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams. Both Calvin teams took first place at the MIAA Field Day on Friday at Olivet College and in doing so, claimed MIAA crowns. On the men’s side, Calvin took first place with 212 points, finishing 64 points ahead of second place Hope. The MIAA Field Day title gives the Calvin men a share of the final league title with Hope as the Flying Dutchmen took first at the MIAA Jamboree last month. The MIAA Field Day is worth one-half of the final league crown with the MIAA Jamboree making up the remaining half. The Calvin men have now won at least a share of the last 18 MIAA track and field titles and have won every MIAA Field Day competition since 1987. On the women’s side, Calvin wrapped up its 20th consecutive outright MIAA title including its 22nd overall by posting a first place score of 284 points at the MIAA Field Day, 66.5 points ahead of second place Hope. The championship streak by the Calvin women’s team is the longest championship streak in MIAA women’s athletics history.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
OLIVET - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams have taken day one leads at the 120th MIAA Field Day. The MIAA Field Day is being hosted by Olivet College. On the men’s side, Calvin holds a 17-point lead over Adrian as the Knights have 60 points. On the women’s side, Calvin has a first place total of 86 points, 15.5 points ahead of second place Hope.The Calvin men are seeking to gain at least a share of the overall MIAA title and in order to do so, will have to take first place at the MIAA Field Day. The Knights were second at the MIAA Jamboree behind Hope last month with the MIAA Jamboree worth one-half of the final league title and the MIAA Field Day the remaining half. The Calvin men have won at least a share of the last 17 MIAA titles. On the women’s side, Calvin is looking to grab its 22nd consecutive MIAA title and its 20th consecutive outright title. The Calvin women took first place at the MIAA Jamboree last month.
Sunday, May 01, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams closed out action on Saturday at the Hillsdale Gina Relays and at the Aquinas College Quad. At Hillsdale on Saturday, the women’s team had a strong day of competition. In the 800 meters, freshman Olivia Butler had a season-best time of 2:17.90 in the 800 meters while freshman teammate Rebekah Folkema was close behind in a time of 2:19.30 and senior Kristen Fletcher on Folkema’s heels with a season-best time of 2:19.69. At the Aquinas College Quad held at Houseman Field on the north side of Grand Rapids, the Calvin men also turned in several strong performances. Sophomore Aaron Meckes took first place in the shot put with a season-best toss of 50-1 3/4 while also winning the discus with a throw of 136-6. Sophomore Kyle Jasperse won the triple jump with a leap of 43-5 while freshman Matt Christians was third in the high jump (6-3 1/4). In addition, sophomore Adam DeYoung won the javelin (136-7) while freshman Calvin Kuyers had a season-best time of 56.12 in the 400 meter hurdles.Both Calvin teams will now prepare for the upcoming MIAA Field Day on May 5 and 6 at Olivet College.
Friday, April 29, 2011
HILLSDALE - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams had a big first day of competition at the Hillsdale Gina Relays on Friday. In the women’s 400 meter hurdles, senior Rachel Boerner posted an NCAA III automatic qualifying time of 1:01.67 that ranks as the fastest time in Division III women’s track and field this spring. In the men’s 5,000 meter run later Friday night, junior Nick Kramer not only posted an NCAA III automatic qualifying time in the 5,000 meters invite run, but also shattered the school record in the race with a time of 14:17.70. Kramer’s time shatters the previous Calvin record of 14:22.56 set by Jed Christiansen in 2009. It is also the fastest time in Division III men’s outdoor track and field this spring in the event.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Grand Rapids Open hosted by Aquinas College Saturday afternoon at Houseman Field.The Calvin women’s team had a strong showing in the 400 meter hurdles as senior Rachel Boerner won the event with a season-best and NCAA III provisional qualifying time of 1:02.97. Junior Jordan Gabrielse was third (1:06.14) and freshman Hillary Banning fifth (1:09.61). Other first place performances for the Calvin women included senior Sarah Reasoner in the shot put (44-0 1/2), sophomore Carissa Verkaik in the high jump (5-3) and the 4x400 meter relay team of Boerner, Gabrielse, freshman Julie Busscher and freshman Rebekah Folkema in a time of 4:03.01. On the men’s side, sophomore Aaron Meckes won the shot put (48-4) and was second in the discus (139-10).
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
By Andrew Knot
By the traditional sense of the term, Track and Field and Cross Country are not team sports. Outside of relays, the sports are designed for the individual. Talk to members of Calvinís Cross Country or Track and Field teams, and youíll likely think otherwise. In building a tradition-steeped program, the Knightsí have relied heavily on team spirit and encouragement.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
BOSTON - Paul Petersen, a 2001 Calvin College graduate, had the finest marathon performance of his running career Monday morning at the Boston Marathon. A native of Crawfordsville, Indiana, Petersen took 17th at the 2011 Boston Marathon with a career-best time of 2:17.35. Not only was Petersen the 17th individual finisher at the Boston Marathon, but he was also the third American finisher.His time was also a qualifying time for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon trials in Houston, Texas. A graduate of Southmont High School, Petersen also qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathon trials in New York City where he clocked a time of 2:22.34.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
ADRIAN, MI - Calvin will face an uphill battle to maintain its 17-year MIAA championship streak. On Saturday, the Knights were defeated by rival Hope College by a 45-point margin at the MIAA Jamboree hosted by Adrian College with Hope taking first with 887.5 points and Calvin second at 842.5 points. Saturday’s outcome marked the first time Calvin had not won an MIAA Jamboree - a format that came into place in 2008. The MIAA Jamboree - held in mid-April each year, is worth 50 percent of the final MIAA standings with the MIAA Field Day worth the remaining 50 percent. Calvin could still gain at least a share of the final MIAA title, but would need to finish first at the MIAA Field Day in order to do so. This year’s MIAA Field Day is scheduled for May 5 and 6 at Olivet College. The MIAA Jamboree uses a true team scoring format with every place counting in the final point total. Hope’s last win over Calvin in track and field came in an MIAA dual meet in 2007.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams had a solid Saturday of competition as a large group of Calvin athletes compete at the Ferris State Bulldog Invitational while a smaller distance group competed at the Miami University Red Hawk Invitational. Calvin will now prepare for the MIAA Jamboree scheduled for next Saturday at Adrian College.« First < 10 11 12 13 14 > Last »