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Calvin C Club to Hold First-Ever Calvin Athletics Awards Night May 8

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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C Club Awards Night Nominees

In Calvin athletics, what was the best play of the year? Who were the male and female newcomers of the year? What was the most exceptional performance in an individual event? Come to the arena on May 8 to find out. On Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the Van Noord Arena, the Calvin C Club welcomes student-athletes, coaches and fans of the Knights to an evening of celebrating Calvin athletics. There will be desserts and refreshments, trophy displays, a “Year in Review” video and the presentation of 13 awards, culminating in the Tiemersma and Beré Awards for female and male athlete of the year. Registration for current Calvin student-athletes is available through their coaches, and registration for all others is available online now! Cost is just $10 for guests (reduced to $5 for current students and C Club members). Business attire is desired.

Don’t miss this historic first-ever night of Calvin athletic awards—RSVP by May 1!

If you have event-related questions, please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (616) 526-6507.

 

 

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Calvin’s Kerr and Michmerhuizen Named MIAA Track Athletes of the Week

Monday, April 08, 2013

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has announced its Athletes of the Week in track and field through April 7 and Calvin’s Dan Kerr (men) and Nicole Michmerhuizen (women) have been named the MIAA’s Track Athletes of the Week. Kerr, a senior from Petoskey (Petoskey HS), won the men’s 5,000-meter run at the Michigan State Invitational in East Lansing in a time of 14:43.62, leading a pack of four Calvin runners who finished in the top 10. He is being honored as Track Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career. Michmerhuizen, a junior from Holland (Holland Christian HS), took first place in the women’s 5,000-meter run at the Michigan State Invitational in East Lansing, finishing with a time of 17:16.37. She is being honored as Track Athlete of the Week for the first time in her career. Both Calvin track and field teams are preparing to compete at the MIAA Jamboree this Saturday at Olivet College.

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Calvin Track and Field Teams Produce Strong Efforts at Spartan Invitational

Sunday, April 07, 2013

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Results

EAST LANSING - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Spartan Invitational hosted by Michigan State University on Saturday. In the women’s competition, junior Nicole Michmerhuizen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) took first place in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:16.37. In the 3,000 meter steeplechase, junior Alyssa Oram (Cheboygan/Home Schooled) took seventh in a time of 11:27.62. Senior Carissa Verkaik (Holland/Holland Christian HS) tied for second in the high jump with a leap of 5-3. In the triple jump, Calvin had a pair of top 10 finishers as freshman Kara Steenstra (Grand Rapids/Calvin Christian HS) was sixth (34-11 3/4) and junior Hilary Banning (Whitinsville, MA/Whitinsville Christian HS) ninth (34-5). Calvin also had a pair of top 10 finishers in the javelin as junior Lauren Madden (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) was fifth (113-1) and sophomore Jordyn Platt (Wood Dale, IL/Timothy Christian HS) sixth (111-8).  On the men’s side, Calvin’s signature event was the 5,000 meters as senior Dan Kerr (Petoskey/Petoskey HS) took first place in a time of 14:43.62 while senior Job Christiansen (New Ipswich, NH/Mascenic Regional HS) was fourth (14:51.62), senior Matt VanderRoest (Ann Arbor/Ann Arbor Huron HS) fifth (14:51.98) and senior David VandeBunte (Byron Center/Byron Center HS) 10th (15:17.82). In the high jump, freshman Jon Cok (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) tied for eighth (6-3 1/4). In the shot put, senior Aaron Meckes (Bay City/Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS) was sixth (50-11) while junior Andrew Dykstra (Whitinsville, MA/Whitinsville Christian HS) was 10th (44-11).  In the discus, Meckes was ninth (154-4). In the javelin, Dykstra was sixth (153-4). Both Calvin teams return to action on Saturday, competing at the MIAA Jamboree hosted by Olivet College.

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Calvin Track and Field Teams Continue To Hold National Rankings

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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USTFCCCA Division III Top 25 Rankings

The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams continue to hold spots in the latest set of Division III National Rankings conducted by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.The Calvin men’s team is ranked 24th while the Calvin women’s team is ranked 16th. Both Calvin teams are at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing this weekend on the campus of Michigan State University.

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Calvin Discus Thrower Named MIAA Men’s Field Athlete of the Week in Track and Field

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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Calvin College junior Ben deWall Malefyt has been named the MIAA Field Athlete of the Week in men’s track and field. deWall Malefyet, a junior from Midland Park, N.J. (Eastern Christian HS), tossed a career-best 160 feet, 3 inches in the discus to finish third at the Grand Rapids Open meet. He is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career. Calvin is back in action this weekend at the Spartan Invitational at Michigan State University.

 

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Calvin Track and Field Teams Perform Well at Grand Rapids Open

Saturday, March 30, 2013

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GRAND RAPIDS - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the (non-scoring) Grand Rapids Open hosted by Aquinas College at Houseman Field Saturday afternoon. Several of the events that were held were non-traditional. One of those events was the 300 meter dash. On the women’s side, junior Julie Busscher (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) took first place in a time of 41.98. Busscher was one of several winners for the Calvin women’s team. Other winners for the Calvin women included junior Olivia Butler (Grant/Grant HS) in the 1,000 meter run (3:04.22), freshman McKenzie Diemer (Caledonia/South Christian HS) in the 3,000 meter run (10:30.22), sophomore Christina Geating (Abington, PA/Abington HS) in the high jump (5-1), junior Lauren Madden (Orland Park, IL/Chicago Christian HS) in the javelin (120-5) and junior Hilary Banning (Whitinsville, MA/Whitinsville Christian HS) in the triple jump (35-7 1/4).  On the men’s side, Calvin received first place performances from senior Greg Whittle (Galesburg, IL/Galesbug HS) in the 1,000 meters (2:31.37), sophomore Calvin Kuyers (Lansing/Lansing Christian HS) in the 300 meter hurdles (39.06) and senior Aaron Meckes (Bay City/Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS) in the shot put (50-6 1/4). Junior Ben deWaal Malefyt (Midland Park, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) also had a notable performance in the discus, tossing a career-best mark of 160-3 with Meckes close behind at 154-3. Both Calvin teams will now prepare to compete at the Spartan Invitational next Saturday on the campus of Michigan State University.

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Calvin Track & Field Teams Crack Outdoor National Rankings

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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USTFCCCA Division III Top 25 Rankings

The first set of Division III national rankings for outdoor track and field have been released and both the Calvin men’s and women’s teams are nationally-ranked. In the first national poll released by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association, the Calvin women’s team is ranked 15th while the Calvin men’s team is ranked 18th. Both Calvin teams are scheduled to compete at the Grand Rapids Open on Saturday at Houseman Field.

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Erik Holstege Named MIAA Track Athlete of the Week

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has announced its Athletes of the Week in track and field through March 24. Calvin’s Erik Holstege (men) has been named the MIAA’s Track Athlete of the Week.  Holstege, a freshman from Keswick, Va. (Monticello HS), posted a strong performance against a largely Division I field at the Weems Baskin Invitational at the University of South Carolina, finishing eighth in the men’s 110-meter hurdles in :15.93. He also had a leap of 20 feet, 5 inches in the long jump. Holstege is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time.

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Calvin Track and Field Teams Conclude Competition att Will Baskin Invitational

Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Results

COLUMBIA, SC - The Calvin men’s and women’s track teams concluded action at the Weems Baskin Inviational hosted by the University of South Carolina.On the women’s side, junior Julie Busscher had a solid day in the sprints, clocking a time of 12.83 in the 100 meters and 26.51 in the 200 meters. Sophomore Kelley Tuinenga later had a solid time of 1:08.64 in the 400 meter hurdles and then posted a jump of 5-1 in the high jump.
Sophomore Christina Geating then went 10-6 in the pole vault.On the men’s side, sophomore Erik Holstege had a strong performance in the 110 high hurdles, clocking in with a time of 15.93 while also jumping 20-5 in the long jump. Sophomore Calvin Kuyers also performed well in the 400 meter hurdles, recording a time of 56.70. Freshman Jon Cok later posted a mark of 6-4 3/4 in the high jump. Both teams will now prepare to compete at the Grand Rapids Open next Saturday at Houseman Field.

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Track & Field Teams Compete at Will Baskin Invitational at U. of South Carolina

Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Day One Results

COLUMBIA, MO - Calvin opened competition at the Will Baskin Invitational hosted by the University of South Carolina on Friday. The majority of the events were field events on Friday. Sophomore Christina Geating had a strong performance in the pole vault, clearing the bar at 10-6. Sophomore Jordyn Platt also had a throw of 95-11 in the javelin. On the men’s side, freshman David Dadzie had a throw of 157-5 and junior Andrew Dykstra a toss of 157-4 in the javelin. Action continues on Saturday.

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