Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The latest edition of Calvin’s Knightfile Magazine is now online. The edition features Calvin’s recently completed spring sports season headlined by a look at Calvin’s long-standing steeplechase tradition in track and field. Other sports covered include men’s and women’s tennis, baseball and softball. This spring, Calvin senior Nick Kramer captured the national championship in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Three members of the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams have received Division III Capital One Academic All-America honors. Senior Dan Kerr and junior Greg Whittle have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America first team on the men’s side while sophomore Nicole Michmerhuizen has been selected to the Capital One All-America third team on the women’s side. All three individuals are receiving Capital One Academic All-America honors for the first time. Calvin has now had seven athletes receive Capital One Academic All-America honors during the 2011-12 academic year. Other individuals from Calvin to be named Capital One Academic All-America honors this year include Miles Colago (men’s soccer), Lizzie Kamp (volleyball), Rebecca Kamp (volleyball) and Carissa Verkaik (women’s basketball). Calvin has now had its athletes receive CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades 96 times including 65 times in the last 15 years. Calvin currently ranks eighth on the all-time NCAA Division III list for Academic All-Americans.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
For the 17th consecutive year, Calvin has posted a top 25 finish in the final NCAA III Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings, finishing 24th in the nation in Division III in 2011-12 with a total of 483.50 points. Calvin is one of only six schools in the country to finish in the top 25 every year that the competition has been held at the NCAA III level. Joining Calvin in that elite group are Williams, Mass., Amherst, Mass., Middlebury, Vt., the State University of New York at Cortland and Emory, Ga. Combined, nine of Calvin’s 19 sports teams scored Directors Cup points during the 2011-12 academic year.
Friday, June 01, 2012
By Andrew Knot
There’s no shortage of clichés equating a team to a family, and there’s good reason for that. In season, athletes see each other daily, perhaps more than their respective families. Teammates liken each other to siblings. College coaches act as parental stand-ins. But for three related members of the track and field team, Lindsay VanderBrug and Carissa and Breanna Verkaik, the team-as-family cliché is more than an adage, it’s reality.
Friday, June 01, 2012
By Jeff Febus
Mention the word “steeplechase” and a sparkle comes to Brian Diemer’s eyes, with good reason. A three-time U.S. Olympian in the track and field race, including a bronze medalist at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Diemer holds the steeplechase close to his heart.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Three members of the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams have received Division III Capital One Academic All-District honors. Senior Dan Kerr and junior Greg Whittle have been named to the All-District 6 team on the men’s side while sophomore Nicole Michmerhuizen has been selected to the All-District 6 team on the women’s side. As members of the all-district teams, all three individuals advanced to the national ballot and are eligible for Capital One Academic All-America consideration.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
CLAREMONT, CA -Calvin College senior Nick Kramer captured the national title in the 3,000 meter steeplechase tradition Saturday afternoon at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Claremont-Mudd Scripps College. A native of Dyer, Indiana, Kramer took first in a school record time of 8:51.01, breaking the previous Calvin record of 8:51.30 set by John Lumkes in 1990. Kramer is the third national champion in the men’s steeplechase from Calvin, joining Lumkes (1990) and Pat McNamara (1989). He is the first men’s track and field national champion from Calvin since J.D. Stein took the decathlon national title in 1996. Kramer was one of two steeplechase All-Americans from Calvin on Saturday as junior Alyssa Penning of Grand Rapids Christian High School took fifth in the women’s race with a career-best time of 10:40.00. Penning is the fourth individual in Calvin women’s track and field history to earn All-America honors in the steeplechase, joining Sarah Hastings (2005), Elizabeth Smit (2010) and Gretchen Braymer (2011). Calvin then claimed All-America berths in both the men’s and women’s 5,000 meters as Kramer took eighth in the men’s 5K while senior Jodi Hoekstra placed eighth in the women’s 5,000 meters.
Friday, May 25, 2012
CLAREMONT, CA -Calvin College junior Carissa Verkaik made a strong bid for an All-America berth in the women’s high jump Friday night at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships but came up just short.Competing in her second consecutive national track and field meet, Verkaik placed 13th with a leap of 5-4 1/4 on Friday. The Holland Christian High School graduate had three strong attempts at clearing the bar at 5-5 3/4 (1.67 meters) but just clipped the bar on all three attempts. Three of the top eight competitors (All-Americans) were able to clear the bar at 5-5 3/4 and bowed out at that height. Calvin will now prepare for the final day of competition, slated for Saturday. Scheduled to compete for Calvin on Saturday are junior Greg Whittle in the men’s 1,500 meters, senior Nick Kramer in the men’s steeplechase, junior Alyssa Penning in the women’s steeplechase, Kramer, senior Dan Kerr and junior Matt Vander Roest in the men’s 5,000 meters, senior Jodi Hoekstra and sophomore Nicole Michmerhuizen in the women’s 5,000 meters and junior Aaron Meckes in the men’s shot put.
Friday, May 25, 2012
CLAREMONT, CA - It was a great opening day for the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams at the NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Claremont-Mudd Scripps College. The Calvin men claimed one All-America berth and qualified two individuals for Saturday’s finals. On the women’s side, Calvin also qualified one individual for the final day of competition at the NCAA III Championships.Highlighting the day for Calvin was the performance of senior Dan Kerr. The Petoskey High School graduate claimed All-America honors in the 10,000 meters with a fifth place time of 30:43.69. It marks the second All-America berth of Kerr’s Calvin running career as he was also an NCAA III cross country All-American for Calvin this fall. Kerr is the 11th individual in Calvin men’s track and field history to claim All-America honors in the 10,000 meters. It also marks the 17th time that Calvin had claimed an All-America berth in the men’s 10,000 meters with six individuals claiming All-America honors on more than one occasion.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams will send a combined 10 athletes to the upcoming NCAA III Track and Field Championships including five from its women’s team and five from its men’s team. The 10 individuals that will represent the Calvin track and field program at the NCAA III Track and Field Championships this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 24-26) at Claremont-Scripps College in Claremont, California, include Nick Kramer, Greg Whittle, Matt Vander Roest, Aaron Meckes and Dan Kerr of the men’s team and Carissa Verkaik, Jodi Hoekstra, Nicole Michmerhuizen, Kaitlin Diemer and Alyssa Penning of the women’s team.« First < 5 6 7 8 9 > Last »