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Calvin Track & Field Teams Compete at GVSU Tuneup Invitational

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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ALLENDALE - The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams continued their indoor campaigns on Friday night at Grand Valley State Tuneup Invitational.

Highlights for the Calvin men’s team included:

*A second place finish by the distance medley relay team of senior Alex Wrobel, junior Carson Sterchi, freshman Calvin Kuyers and sophomore Greg Whittle in a time of 10:11.68.

*A second place finish by sophomore Kyle Jasperse in the triple jump (44-0 3/4) and a fourth place finish by sophomore Russell Kamps in the triple jump (41-5 1/4).

*A second place finish by freshman Ryan Huffman in the long jump (21-2 3/4).

*A sixth place finish by Wrobel in the 800 meters (1:57.34).

*A fifth place finish by sophomore Aaron Meckes in the shot put (48-5 1/4).

*An eighth place finish by freshman Matt Christians in the high jump (6-2 3/4).

Highlights for the Calvin women’s team included:

*Senior Samantha Westveer placing third in the 5,000 meters (18:30.23).

*Senior Alison Tuuk placing eighth (2:20.40) and freshman Olivia Butler finishing ninth (2:21.66) in the 800 meters.

*Junior Jodi Hoekstra finishing eighth (10:31.53), senior Gretchen Braymer placing ninth (10:33.16) and junior Kaitlin Diemer finishing 10th (10:38.70) in the 3,000 meters.

*Senior Sarah Reasoner finishing second (45-8) and sophomore Jentien Silvestro finishing fifth (39-0 1/2) in the shot put.

*Senior Leigha Oberle finishing ninth in the weight throw (42-4 1/4).

*Senior Rebekah VanDyk winning the high jump (5-3 3/4).

*Freshman Julie Busscher finishing ninth in the 200 meters (26.95) and 12th in the 60 meters (8.19).

*Senior Kim Wigboldy finishing fourth (16-4 1/2) and junior Jordan Gabrielse placing fifth (15-8 1/4) in the long jump.

*Freshman Hillary Banning finishing fifth in the triple jump (32-7 3/4).

*Calvin’s 4x400 meter relay team of Busscher, Butler, Gabrielse and sophomore Kaylea Brase finishing third (4:05.11).

Both Calvin teams will now prepare for the upcoming MIAA Invitational scheduled for this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trine University.

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