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 Calvin’s Cross Country or Track and Field teams, and you’ll likely think otherwise. In building a tradition-steeped program, the Knights’ 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.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
The first set of Division III Top 25 rankings for outdoor track and field have been released by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association and both Calvin teams are ranked in the top 25. The Calvin women’s track and field is ranked ninth in the women’s poll while the Calvin men’s track and field team is ranked 21st. In addition, the Calvin women are ranked number-one in the women’s Great Lakes Regional poll while the Calvin men are ranked third in the men’s Great Lakes Regional poll.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice
Calvin’s outdoor track and field spring season continued to get underway here as the Knights came out strong in the Grand Rapids Open, with some quality performances, especially in the distance and field events. Battling the cold and wind at Houseman Field on the northeast side of Grand Rapids, the Knights got some valuable meet experience and a great opportunity to build towards future competitions. Highlighting the meet were NCAA III provisional qualifying performances by senior Sarah Reasoner in the women’s discus, junior Jodi Hoekstra in the women’s 3,000 meter steeplechase, junior Nick Kramer in the men’s 3,000 meter steeplechase and senior Rachel Boerner in the women’s 400 meter hurdles.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
MEMPHIS, TN - A week ago, Calvin College senior Sarah Reasoner claimed national runner-up honors in the women’s shot put at the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships. Reasoner will now get a chance to compete at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships after recording an NCAA III Automatic (outdoor) qualifying throw of 48-0 1/2 at the Rhodes College Open. She also posted an NCAA III provisional qualifying mark of 137-11 in the discus. Reasoner was part of a strong Calvin throwing crew on Saturday as senior Kim Wigboldy took second in the javelin (124-0) while senior Leigha Oberle was eighth in the hammer throw (130-2) and fifth in the discus (128-8). On the men’s side, sophomore Aaron Meckes was sixth in the discus (150-2) and fourth in the shot put (49-3).« First < 10 11 12 13 14 > Last »