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.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
HILLSDALE—School records continued to fall for the Calvin women’s track and field team on the final day of competition at the Hillsdale Gina Relays Saturday afternoon. For the third time this spring, senior Julie Bratt (Lynden, WA) reset her own school mark in the triple jump, recording an NCAA III provisional qualifying mark of 39-1 1/4, becoming the first individual in Calvin women’s track and field history to hit the 39-foot mark in the triple jump. Bratt’s jump was the third school record of the meet for the Knights as senior Lauren Bergstrom (Rochester, MN) set a school mark in the 1500 meters and junior Elizabeth Smit in the 3,000 meter steeplechase the night before.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
HILLSDALE—Calvin senior Lauren Bergstrom (Rochester, MN) came up with a record-breaking performance in the 1500 meters and junior Elizabeth Smith (Kirkland, WA) did the same in the women’s 3,000 meter steeplechase to lead a list of NCAA III automatic and provisional qualifying performances for the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams Friday night at the Hillsdale Gina Relays.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
WHEATON, IL—The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Wheaton College Twilight Invitational on Saturday and the men’s team placed fourth in a field of seven teams with 96.5 points while the Calvin women’s team placed third in a seven team field with 134 points. Perennial powers Wisconsin-Oshkosh won both team competitions with the Oshkosh men posting a team score of 243 points while the Oshkosh women tallied a total of 155 points, two points ahead of defending national champion Illinois Wesleyan.<« First < 20 21 22 23 24 >