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.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
ADRIAN, MI - The Calvin women’s track and field team took another step forward towards extending its current 21-year MIAA championship streak as the Knights took first place at the MIAA Jamboree hosted by Adrian College on Saturday. Calvin posted a first place total of 996 points with Hope second with 933.5 points. 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. The 2011 MIAA Field Day is scheduled for May 5 and 6 at Olivet College.
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).
Friday, March 18, 2011
The recent success of the Calvin men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams at the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships coupled with strong performances by Calvin at the NCAA III Cross Country Championships have boosted Calvin in the AlCarius/Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year Standings. On the women’s side, Calvin is currently tied for fourth with Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the Deb Vercauteren standings while on the men’s side, Calvin is in fifth place in the Al Carius standings.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
COLUMBUS, OH - A fabulous foursome of track and field athletes packed a powerful punch for the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams Saturday at the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships at Capital University. Behind a national championship finish by senior Rachel Boerner in the 400 meters and a national runner-up performance by senior Sarah Reasoner in the shot put, the Calvin women’s team finished in eighth place with 18 points, marking Calvin’s second top 10 national finish in three years at the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships. On the men’s side, Calvin used a national runner-up finish by sophomore Greg Whittle in the mile run and a fourth place finish by junior Nick Kramer in the 5,000 meters to finish tied for 12th place with 13 points.« First < 11 12 13 14 15 > Last »