Thursday, May 21, 2009
MARIETTA, OH—Battling temperatures in the mid-80’s Calvin distance runners Jed Christiansen and Jessica Koster still found a way to run to All-America finishes in the 10,000 meters on day one of the NCAA III Track and Field Championships hosted by Marietta College. In the men’s race, Christiansen finished fourth with a time of 30:59.33 while Koster took fifth with a time of 36:11.75.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
This weekend, Calvin College senior Nate DeHaan will compete in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. DeHaan is seeded eighth with a time of 9:08.26 and will join teammate Aaron Goodman in the race. A year ago, DeHaan finished 12th in the steeplechase at the national meet, despite losing a shoe in the opening lap. The Calvin Sports Information Department recently caught up with DeHaan to talk about the upcoming national meet and his Calvin career. Listen to the interview here: Nate DeHaan Audio Interview
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan—Calvin College has announced the 2009 recipients of its highest honors for men’s and women’s athletics: the Beré Memorial Award and the Kay Tiemersma Athletic Award.
Jed Christiansen of Greenville, Pennsylvania, is this year’s Beré Memorial Award winner while Erica Deur is this year’s recipient of the Tiemersma Award. Christiansen has been a four-year standout on the Calvin men’s cross country team and on its men’s track and field team. Deur has a been a diving standout on the Calvin women’s swimming and diving team the past four years.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams will send a combined 15 athletes to the upcoming NCAA III Track and Field Championships including 10 from its women’s team and five from its men’s team.
The following is a look at the 15 individuals that will represent the Calvin track and field program at the NCAA III Track and Field Championships this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 21-23) at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
NAPERVILLE, IL—A group of Calvin track and field athletes competed at the North Central Gregory Invitational Thursday and Friday night, hoping to improve season performances and in some instances, qualifiy for next week’s NCAA III Track and Field Championships.
One athlete who gave himself a chance at qualifying was Calvin sophomore Eric Michel (Naperville, IL) in the pole vault as he recorded a career-best vault of 15-9 3/4 that places him on the bubble on the national qualifying list. Michel’s vault was an NCAA III provisional qualifying mark and puts him 15th place on the national list.
Saturday, May 09, 2009
NAPERVILLE, IL—The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded competition at the two-day North Central Dr. Keeler Invitational on Friday night. Both teams had sterling performances with the middle-distance events grabbing the headlines for the Knights. Seniors Lauren Bergstrom and Elizabeth Smit led the way by breaking school records in the 800 meters and 3,000 meter steeplechase respectively.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Calvin sophomore Sarah Reasoner has been named the MIAA Women’s Most Outstanding Field Event Performer in track and field while Calvin sophomore Joel Klingenberg has received the same honor on the men’s side. In addition, 10 members of the Calvin women’s team have received All-MIAA honors while eight members of the Calvin men’s team have been so honored.
Friday, May 01, 2009
ALBION—The MIAA championship trophies are once again headed back to Calvin College. Both Calvin track and field teams wrapped up outright league crowns on Friday by finishing in first place at the MIAA Field Day hosted by Albion College.
The Calvin men recorded a first place score of 244.5 points, finishing 61 points ahead of runner-up Hope. On the women’s side, Calvin rolled to a first place score of 322 points, nearly 110 points ahead of runner-up Hope.
The MIAA title for the Calvin men’s team is its 34th overall and its 16th straight league crown. The league title for the women’s is its 20th straight which ranks as the longest active championship streak in MIAA women’s athletics history.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
ALBION—The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams are in first place through one day of competition at at the MIAA Field Day hosted by Albion College but both teams will have to hold off stern challenges from Hope to maintain a grip on the top spots.
The Calvin men are currently in first place with 71 points, 28 points ahead of Hope (43 points) but the Flying Dutchmen advanced several competitors into the finals in the sprint events set for Friday afternoon.
On the women’s side, Calvin holds a 14.5 point lead over Hope as the Knights have a first place total of 66 points.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Calvin baseball doubleheader scheduled for Thursday has been postponed until Friday, May 1, because of rain. The doubleheader on Friday is slated to begin at 2:00 p.m. at Olivet. The two teams will then play at Calvin on Saturday in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Rain in West Michigan has also moved the MIAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournaments indoors. Updated sites and times can be found on the MIAA website at:MIAA Website
The MIAA Track and Field Championships are also underway at Albion and will continue Thursday and Friday. Check out the MIAA website for more information.