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Calvin Lands Eight on All-MIAA Men’s Track and Field Team

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

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Eight members of the Calvin men’s track and field team have been named to the All-MIAA team.

Named to the All-MIAA team from Calvin are seniors Nick Kramer, Justin Kremers and Dan Kerr, juniors Matt VanderRoest and Aaron Meckes and sophomores Evert Geerlings, Matt Christians and Sam Kerk.

NICK KRAMER (DYER, IN/ILLIANA CHRISTIAN HS) - Kramer is receiving All-MIAA track and field honors for the third time in his career. At the MIAA Championships last week, he took first place in the 5,000 meters. At the MIAA Jamboree in mid-April, Kramer took first place in both the . During the outdoor season, he was a two-time MIAA Runner of the Week.

JUSTIN KREMERS (West Chicago, IL/Wheaton Academy) - Kremers is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time in his career. Kremers sparkled in the javelin for the Knights this spring, taking first place in the event at both the MIAA Jamboree and MIAA Championships.

DAN KERR -  (Petoskey/Petoskey HS) - Kerr is receiving All-MIAA track and field honors for the second straight year. At the MIAA Championships last week, he took home a league title in the 10,000 meter run. At the MIAA Jamboree, he placed second in the 5,000 meters.

MATT VANDERROEST - (Ann Arbor/Ann Arbor Huron HS) -  Vander Roest is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time in track and field. At the MIAA Championships last week, he took home a league title in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. He also took first place in the steeplechase at the MIAA Jamboree in April. 

AARON MECKES - (Bay City/Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS) - Meckes is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time in track and field. He was a standout in both the discus and shot put this spring, taking first place in both events at the MIAA Jamboree and the MIAA Championships. A three-time MIAA Field Event Athlete of the Week this spring, Meckes is the third individual from his family to earn All-MIAA honors as his older brothers Nate and Josh Meckes were both All-MIAA track and field athletes at Calvin.

EVERT GEERLINGS - (Kentwood/East Kentwood HS) - Geerlings is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time in his track and field career. At the MIAA Jamboree and the MIAA Championships, Geerlings took first place in the pole vault.

MATT CHRISTIANS -  (Grand Rapids/South Christian HS) - Christians is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time. At the MIAA Jamboree and the MIAA Championships, Geerlings took first place in the high jump.

SAM KERK -  (Hartland, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) - Kerk is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time. Kerk scored big points at both the MIAA Jamboree and the MIAA Championships. At the MIAA Jamboree, he placed third in the 1,500 meters and the 5,0000 meters. At the MIAA Champoinships, he took second in both the 1,500 and 5,0000 meters.

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