Calvin Women’s Cross Country Team Now Ranked Third - Five Knights Receive All-Region Honors
Monday, November 18, 2013
Fresh off a Great Lakes Regional title last Saturday, the Calvin women’s cross country team has risen two spots in the national rankings. The Knights are ranked third in this week’s Division III Top 35 poll conducted by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. The ranking is Calvin’s highest since the 2009 season. Johns Hopkins is the top-ranked team in the poll while Williams (Ma.) is ranked second.
In addition, five members of the Calvin women’s cross country team have received Great Lakes All-Region honors for finishing in the top-35 individually as the regional meet on Saturday. Those five Calvin individuals are freshman Cassie Vince (Amherst, OH/Amherst HS), senior Nicole Michmerhuizen (Holland/Holland Christian HS), junior Kimby Penning (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS), senior Alyssa Oram (Chebogyan/Home Schooled) and senior Rebekah Folkema (Renfrew, ON/Renfrew Collegiate Institute).
The Calvin women’s cross country team will compete at the NCAA III Championships on Saturday at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. It will mark the 24th trip to the national meet for the Calvin women’s program which ranks third on the all-time NCAA III list.