Sunday, February 20, 2011
ALLENDALE - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams continued their indoor campaigns on Friday night at Grand Valley State Tuneup Invitational.
Click the story headline above for highlights from both Calvin teams.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
ALLENDALE - On the first day of competition at the Grand Valley State Big Meet, the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams received a handful of sterling performances. On the women’s side, senior Rachel Boerner (Bergenfield, NJ/Hillcrest Lutheran Academy) posted an NCAA III Indoor provisional qualifying time of 57.04 in the 400 meters, just missing an automatic qualifying mark. On the men’s side, junior Nick Kramer (Dyer, IN/Illiana Christian HS) posted an NCAA III Indoor automatic qualifying time of 14:25.80 in the 5,000 meters. Teammate Rhett Morici (St. Charles, IL/St. Charles North HS) also had an NCAA III Indoor provisional qualifying time of 14:52.60 in the 5,000 meters.
Calvin concluded competition on Saturday.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Andrew Knot
Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams emerged victorious in their third meet of the young season. Their victories came at their own Calvin Invitational.The meet, which consisted of local rivals Hope, Alma, and Aquinas, was held in the Huizenga Track and Tennis Center on the Sturrus Track. It marked the first time Calvin has hosted an indoor event and the first time since 2007 that Calvin has hosted any sort of track and field meet.The men prevailed with a score of 183. Hope followed with 143 points and Aquinas and Alma rounded out the meet with scores of 114 and 82.5, respectively.As a team, the Calvin women squeaked out a victory with 155 points, a half-point ahead of Hope which garnered 154.5 points. Aquinas scored 126.5 and Alma scored 87 points. Calvin’s 4x400 relay team propelled the Knights to their late lead with a first place finish of 4:07. The relay consisted of freshman Julie Busscher, Olivia Butler, junior Jordan Gabrielse, and Rachel Boerner.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams will host the first indoor competition inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center on the Sturrus Track this Friday. Action is slated to begin at 3 p.m. In addition to Calvin, competing teams will include Aquinas, Alma and Hope. The meet will be a scored competition. The meet is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Calvin head men’s and women’s track and field coach Bret Otte sat down recently to discuss the upcoming Calvin Indoor Track and Field Invitational as well as the current indoor season. For the audio interview, visit the Calvin website at: Bret Otte Audio Interview
Sunday, January 23, 2011
The men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams competed at the unscored Mike Lints Open hosted by Grand Valley State University Friday night. Click the headline above for meet highlights. Both teams will now prepare to host the first-ever Calvin Indoor Track and Field Invitational next Friday at the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center on the Sturrus Track. The four competing teams at the invitational will Alma, Aquinas, Calvin and Hope. Action is slated to start at 3 p.m.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
ALLENDALE - The Calvin men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams opened their seasons on Friday night at the Bob Eubanks Open hosted by Grand Valley State University. Both teams turned in a number of noteworthy performances. On the women’s side, senior Sarah Reasoner (Cambridge, MN/Cambridge-Isanti HS) took fifth in the shot put with a strong NCAA III indoor provisional qualifying throw of 45-2 1/4. The throw is just nine inches shy of an NCAA III (indoor) automatic qualifying mark. Senior Rachel Boerner (Bergenfield, NJ/Hillcrest Lutheran Academy) also got off to a quick start, placing fourth in the 400 meter dash with an NCAA III indoor provisional qualifying time of 57.82. Because the competition was held on an oversized 300 meter indoor track, Boerner’s converted time is 58.32.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
As 2010 begins to wind down, take a moment to enjoy a four-minute highlight video put together earlier this fall by Calvin Media Relations Manager Matt Kucinski. The video captures action of Calvin athletics from the 2010 spring and fall sports seasons. Included in the highlights are clips from the 2010 NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 2010 MIAA women’s tennis tournament and several other events from the fall and spring.
Friday, October 15, 2010
(written by Andrew Knot)
Calvin Junior Sarah Orndorff always dreamed of working in marketing for a professional sports organization. So when the Cleveland Browns offered her a summer internship position, she jumped at the opportunity.
Orndorff, a member of the Calvin women’s track and field and cross country teams worked as a “fan avidity” intern for the Browns. Her internship dealt specifically in the field of retail marketing.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
NEW DELHI, INDIA - Calvin College graduate Megann Rhode closed out competition at the Commonwealth Games Thursday morning with a seventh place finish in the hammer throw. Rhode’s best throw in the finals was a mark of 62.36 meters (204 feet, seven inches).
Rhode was one of three competitors from Canada in the finals. Rhode had the second-best finish of the three Canadian competitors. Her teammate Sultana Frizzel won the competition with a Commonwealth Games record throw of 68.57 meters (224 feet, 11 inches).
Meet results can be found online at: Commonwealth Games Hammer Throw Results
Also follow Rhode on her blog site at: Megann and Justin Rhode Blog
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
NEW DELHI, INDIA - Megann (VanderVliet) Rhode, a 2007 Calvin College graduate, has advanced to the finals of the hammer throw competition at the Commonwealth Games. Representing the Canadian track and field team, Rhode produced the fourth-best throw in the preliminaries of Wednesday’s hammer throw competition. A native of Oakville, Ontario, Rhode competed in the second flight of throwers. She fouled on her first two attempts but then uncorked a throw of 62.06 meters (203-7 feet) that was good for second place in her flight and fourth place overall through the prelims.Rhode will compete in the finals on Thursday at 8:20 a.m. (EST).