Calvin Cross Country Teams Compete at Loyola Lakefront Invitational
Saturday, October 01, 2011
CHICAGO, IL - A group of runners from the Calvin men’s and women’s cross contry teams competed at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Saturday. In the men’s race, Calvin placed 16th with 465 points. In the women’s race, Calvin placed 14th with 469 points. The University of Toledo won the men’s race with 55 points while the University of Iowa won the women’s race with 27 points.
Calvin’s top finisher was junior Kevin Peterson (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) in 62nd place (26:17) while junior Alex VanHaitsma (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) was 108th (26:45), sophomore Sam Kerk (Hartland, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) 116th (26:50), freshman Jacob Kuyvenhoven (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) in 119th (26:51), and sophomore Philip Spitizer (Buckley/Buckley HS) in 135th (26:58). Rounding out Calvin’s top seven were senior Nathan Frazier (Detroit/Jesuit HS) in 142nd (27:00) and sophomore Josh Ferguson (Naperville, IL/Neuqua Valley HS) in 166th (27:18).
On the women’s side, senior Samantha Westveer (Kentwood/East Kentwood HS) led Calvin by placing 88th (19:08). Senior Eva Kort (Colorado Springs/Thomas Doherty HS) was next in 100th (19:14) while junior Kaylea Brase (Lino Lakes, MN/Centennial HS) was 117th (19:27) and freshman Kate Ardinger (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian HS) 118th (19:28). Rounding out Calvin’s top seven were sophomore Devin VanDoornik (Zeeland/Zeeland East HS) in 141st (19:42), senior Sarah Fennema (Brookfield, WI/Milwaukee Lutheran HS) in 142nd (19:42) and sophomore Hannah Kregel (Iowa City, IA/Iowa City HS) in 154th (19:47).
Calvin returns to action next Friday, competing at the Michigan Intercollegiates at Hillsdale College.