Calvin Men’s Cross Country 27th at NCAA III Championships
Saturday, November 23, 2013
HANOVER, IN - The Calvin men’s cross country team took 27th on Saturday at the NCAA III Cross Country Championships, posting a team score of 589 points.
Junior Josh Ferguson (Naperville, IL/Neuqua Valley HS) was Calvin’s top finisher, placing 128th in a time of 26:06. Freshman Zac Nowicki (Comstock Park/Calvin Christian HS) was close behind in 136th in a time of 26:10. Senior Philip Spitzer (Buckley/Buckley HS) was 161st (26:19) and sophomore Jeff Meitler (Milwaukee, WI/Milwaukee Lutheran HS) in 171st (26:24).
Rounding out Calvin’s finishers were junior Steven Haagsma (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) in 186th (26:28), senior Sam Kerk (Hartland, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) in 220th (26:43) and senior Jacob Kuyvenhoven (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) in 246th (27:08).
St. Olaf won the men’s team title, upsetting top-ranked North Central with a first place score of 84 points with North Central second with 86. Wisconsin-LaCrosse was third (155) and Washington University of St. Louis fourth (167).