Calvin Track and Field Teams Compete at Hillsdale
Sunday, February 09, 2014
HILLSDALE - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field team put together two strong days of competition at the Hillsdale “Wide-Track” Classic on Friday and Saturday.
Junior Erik Holstege led the charge by posting a two-day point total of 4, 672 points. The total will put Holstege in contention for a spot in the event for the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships next month.
Holstege had the top shot put performance on the heptathlon competitors with a throw of 41-11 1/2 while also recording marks of 21-2 3/4 in the long jump and 5-11 1/2 in the high jump. He also ran 7.30 in the 60 meter dash, was eighth in the 1,000 meter run (3:03.46), second in the 60 meter hurdles (8.52) and 11th in the pole vault (10-8).
In the men’s 3,000 meter invitational only race, senior David Vande Bunte took second with an impressive time of 8:33.54. In the open 3,000 meters, junior Steven Haagsma took second (8:47.79) while junior Josh Ferguson was third (8:49.02).
In addition, sophomore Jeff Meitler won the men’s open one-mile run with a time of 4:25.30.
Sophomore McKenzie Diemer won the women’s open 3,000 meters with a time of 10:33.59 while junior Sarah Danner was second (10:34.54). Freshman Cassie Vince took fifth in the invite only 3,000 meters in a time of 10:01.69.
In the women’s open mile run, freshman Kristen Brink took third in a time of 5:47.83.
Senior Hilary Banning also took third with an impressive leap of 35-11 in the triple jump.