Calvin Track & Field Athletes Gather at NCAA III Championships Banquet Wednesday Night
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The members of the Calvin men’s and women’s track and field program competing at the NCAA III Championships this weekend at Baldwin-Wallace College gathered for a pre-race banquet Wednesday night. At the banquet, Calvin distance coach Al Hoekstra was presented with the Division III Great Lakes Regional Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year Award. The banquet featured athletes from around the country competing at the national meet. Competition begins on Thursday. Scheduled to compete for Calvin on Thursday are seniors Jessica Koster and Jesi Hale in the women’s 10,000 meters, senior Joy Leach in the women’s pole vault, junior Rachel Boerner in the prelims of the women’s 400 meter hurdles and Katie Roelofs, Alison Tuuk, Jordan Gabrielse and Kaitlin Diemer in the women’s 4x400 meter relay.
Calvin sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor is with the team at the national meet and caught up with several members of the Calvin coaching staff for pre-nationals interviews: