Calvin Distance Runners Come Up With Big Performances at Miami invitational
Friday, April 06, 2012
OXFORD, OH - A group of Calvin distance runners had big performance at the Miami University Invitational Friday night in the 5,000 meters.
In the women’s 5,000 meters, senior Jodi Hoekstra (Homer Glen, IL/Christian HS) took first place with a time of 17:18.65 while sophomore Nicole Michermhuizen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) took fourth with a career-best time of 17:40.12.
The time by Hoekstra is the fourth-fastest in NCAA III outdoor women’s track and field this spring while the time by Michmerhuizen is the ninth-fastest.
On the men’s side, senior Dan Kerr (Petoskey/Petoskey HS) took second in the (men’s) 5,000 meters with a career-best time of 14:35.22 while junior Matt VanderRoest (Ann Arbor/Ann Arbor Huron HS) was third (14:46.90).
The time by Kerr is the fastest in NCAA III men’s outdoor track and field this spring while the time by VanderRoest is the third-fastest.
A small group of Calvin runners will continue to compete at the Miami Invitational on Saturday while the bulk of Calvin’s track and field athletes will compete at the All-American Invitational hosted by Adrian College.