Friday, May 28, 2010
BEREA, OH—The steeplechase tradition at Calvin College continues.
On Friday night at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College, Calvin crowned an All-American in the men’s steeplechase and the women’s steeplechase as sophomore Nick Kramer (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) was fourth (9:04.28) in the men’s race and senior Elizabeth Smit (Kirkland, WA/Bellevue Christian HS) fifth (10:43.79) in the women’s race.Kramer is the ninth individual in Calvin men’s track and field history to earn All-America plaudits in the steeplechase while Smit joins Sarah Hastings (2005) as one of two steeplechase All-Americans in Calvin women’s track and field history.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The members of the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field program competing at the NCAA III Championships this weekend at Baldwin-Wallace College gathered for a pre-race banquet Wednesday night. At the banquet, Calvin distance coach Al Hoekstra was presented with the Division III Great Lakes Regional Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year Award. Calvin sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor is with the team at the national meet and caught up with several members of the Calvin coaching staff for pre-nationals interviews:
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
For the first time in his career, Calvin College distance coach Al Hoekstra has been named the Great Lakes Region Assistant Coach of the Year inw omen’s track and field. A 26-year distance coach at Calvin, Hoekstra is being honored by the United States Track and Field Coaches Association.
This spring, Hoekstra has helped coach five distance athletes that are entered in the NCAA III Championships in the distance evnets, a championship high. His distance runners swept the top four positions at the MIAA Championships in the women’s steeplechase and the top three in the 10,000 meters.
Kelby McClelland Balances Full Plate at Calvin - Headed Back to NCAA III Track & Field Championships
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The Calvin Sports Information office caught up on Monday afternoon with Calvin senior Kelby McClelland who is headed back to the NCAA III Track and Field Championships for the first time since the 2007 season. A native of Mercer, Pennsylvania, McClelland will compete in the 110 high hurdles this week at the national meet hosted by Baldwin-Wallace in Berea, Ohio. McClelland also competed at the national meet in the 110 high hurdles in 2007 but then elected to take two years off from school. This fall, he chose to return to Calvin to complete his degree and finish out his final year of track and field eligibility.
This past Saturday, McClelland was graduated from Calvin with a degree in exercise science. A former MIAA Most Valuable Runner, McClelland tells his story in this audio interview: Kelby McClelland Audio Interview
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams will send a combined 16 athletes to the upcoming NCAA III Track and Field Championships including 12 from its women’s team and four from its men’s team.
The following is a look at the 16 individuals that will represent the Calvin track and field program at the NCAA III Track and Field Championships this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 27-29) at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Down to their chance to qualify for next week’s NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, several Calvin athletes came up big on Friday. In a meet hosted by Augustana University in Rock Island, Illinois, Calvin throwers Leigha Oberle (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Sarah Reasoner (Cambridge, MN/Cambridge-Isanti HS) likely solidified their positions in the discus for next week’s national meet as Oberle uncorked a season-best and NCAA III provisional qualifying throw of 145-8 while Reasoner won the competition with a season-best and NCAA III provisional qualifying throw of 153-11.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
CHICAGO, IL - A group of Calvin track and field athletes competed at the Penultimate Invitational hosted by the University of Chicago on Saturday afternoon. Over the course of the competition, Calvin recorded six NCAA III provisional qualifying performances and one automatic mark.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
NAPERVILLE, IL - the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams closed out competition at the two-day Dr. Keeler Invitational hosted by North Central College Friday night. Over the course of the two days of competition, Calvin produced a number of NCAA III provisional qualifying performances.
Boerner and Reasoner Receive MIAA Track & Field MVP Awards - Calvin Athletes Receive All-MIAA Honors
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Two members of the MIAA Champion Calvin women’s track and field team have received MIAA MVP honors. For the second consecutive year, Calvin junior Sarah Reasoner has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Field Event Performer. Meanwhile, Calvin junior Rachel Boerner has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Runner. Reasoner is receiving MIAA Most Valuable Field Event Performer honors for the second straight year. Boerner and Reasoner were also part of 11 athletes from the Calvin women’s team to receive All-MIAA honors. On the men’s side, Calvin landed eight individuals on the All-MIAA team led by senior Kelby McClelland and junior Alex Wrobel who were both named to the All-MIAA honor squad for the third time.
Friday, May 07, 2010
ALMA—The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams overcame raw, wet and windy weather conditions to extend their championship streaks Friday afternoon at the 119th MIAA Field Day. The two-day event was hosted by Alma College. In the women’s competition, Calvin finished with a first place total of 282.5 points, 76 points ahead of Hope to wrap up their 21st consecutive MIAA title. The Calvin women’s championship streak is the longest active streak in MIAA women’s athletics history. Calvin has also now won a league-leading 25 MIAA titles in women’s track and field.
In the men’s competition, Calvin finished with a first place total of 254 points, 39 points ahead of Hope. The finish allowed the Knights to wrap up their 16th consecutive league title including their league-leading 35th overall. Both titles were the first under first-year Calvin head men’s and women’s track and field coach Bret Otte.
The Calvin women’s team claimed seven individual titles and one relay crown on Friday. On the men’s side, Calvin had five event champions on Saturday and one relay title.« First < 12 13 14 15 16 > Last »