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Cross Country Teams Compete at Michigan Intercollegiates

Friday, October 10, 2008

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Meet Results

MILFORD—A group of runners competed for the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams at the Michigan Intercollegiates Friday afternoon at Kensington Park with Detroit-Mercy serving as host.

Although Calvin rested its top group of runners in both the men’s and women’s teams on Friday, the Knights still had a solid performance as the men’s team took eighth in a field of 20 teams in the 8K race with a team score of 205 points while the women’s team took fourth in a field of 19 teams in the 5K race with a team score of 133 points.

The top finisher for the Calvin men was Ben VanWyk (Sussex, NJ/High Point) with a 36th place time of 27:04. Rounding out Calvin’s top five were senior Tim Langenberg (Grand Ledge/Grand Ledge HS) in 37th (27:08), junior Aaron Goodman (Milwaukee, WI/Milwaukee Lutheran HS) in 42nd (27:14), senior Sawyer Koops (Cortez, CO/Lexington Christian HS) in 44th place (27:18) and junior Kyle Mast (Zeeland/Holland Christian HS) in 46th place (27:20).

In the women’s race, Calvin’s top finisher was freshman Rebecca Hiemstra (Dusseldorf, Germany/International School of Dusseldorf) in 21st place (19:53) with junior teammate Sarah Dugan (Freeland/Freeland HS) right behind in 22nd place (19:53). Rounding out Calvin’s top five were sophomore Gretchen Braymer (Erie, PA/Collegiate Academy) in 28th (20:11), freshman Kelly Larsen (Decorah, IA/Decorah HS) in 30th (20:24) and sophomore Anna VanWyk (Dorr/South Christian HS) in 32nd (20:24).

In the men’s 8K open race, Calvin’s top finisher was sophomore Dakota Rees (Kittery Pointe, ME) in 19th (27:40) while freshman Amanda Send (Traverse City/Traverse City Christian HS) was Calvin’s top finisher in the women’s 5K open race, placing 23rd (20:52).

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