Calvin Track and Field Teams Open Indoor Campaigns Against Aquinas
Saturday, January 11, 2014
The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams opened their indoor campaigns on Friday night inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center in dual meets against Aquinas.
Aquinas defeated Calvin in both competitions, defeating Calvin 94-44 on the men’s side and 72-56 on the women’s side.
In the women’s meet, Calvin took the top seven spots in the 3,000 meters led by the one-two finish of freshman Cassie Vince (10:24.98) and Nicole Michmerhuizen (10:25.25).
Calvin also picked up wins in the field events as senior Hilary Banning won the triple jump (34-3 1/3) and the long jump (15-5 1/2). Junior Christina Geating won the pole vault (9-10) while junior Amy Sybesma won the high jump (5-1 3/4). Sybesma was part of a 1-2-3-4 Calvi9n finish in the high jump as junior Kelley Tuinenga was second (5-1 3/4), Geating third (4-11) and Bethany Van Eck fourth (4-11). Senior Julie Busscher also had a strong night, placing third in the 60 meter dash (8.26) and second in the 150 meter dash (19.95). Tuinenga also added a second place finish in the 300 meter dash (46.34).
In the men’s meet, Calvin took the top 12 spots in the 3,000 meters led by freshman Zach Nowicki who was first (9:18.03), junior Josh Ferguson who was second (9:25.60) and sophomore Jeff Meitler who was third (9:25.61).
In the shot put, senior Andrew Dykstra took first (47-5 1/2) and sophomore Eric Jipping second (47-5 1/4).
Junior Gerrit VanKlaveren won the triple jump (42-1) while Jeff VanderKamp was second (39-0 1/2).
In the long jump, junior Erik Holstege took first with a leap of 21-6 1/2. Junior Ben de Waal Malefyt also took second in the weight throw (41-8 1/4).
Both teams will now prepare to compete at the Grand Valley State Mike Lints Open next Friday.