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Calvin Track and Field Teams Have Strong Performances at Ernie Moussea Classic

Saturday, April 27, 2013

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A group of Calvin College track and field athletes competed at the Ernie Mousseau Classic hosted by Aquinas on Saturday at Houseman Field.

Highlights for the Calvin men included sophomore Calvin Kuyers winning the 400 meter hurdles with a season-best time of 54.47 with freshman teammate Joel Ooms taking second in 57.21.  Senior Aaron Meckes had a season-best toss of 158-9 in taking third in the discus while also winning the shot put with a throw of 51-0 1/4. Sophomore Erik Holstege also took second in the 110 high hurdles (15.69).  Junior Andrew Dykstra also won the javelin with a toss of 168-8.

On the women’s side, junior Hilary Banning won the triple jump (35-7 3/4) and long jump (17-0). Senior Carissa Verkaik won the high jump (5-5) while freshman Natalie Kmet had a season-best throw of 37-2 1/2 that was good for second place.

Sophomore Breanna Verkaik had a career-best time in winning the 400 meter hurdles in 1:05.77. Sophomore Rebecca Vanderbyl was second in the 400 meters (1:01.26) and sophomore Julie Busscher second in the 200 meters (25.73).

Both Calvin teams will now prepare for the MIAA Field Day next Thursday and Friday at Hope College.

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