Cross Country Teams Compete at Michigan Intercollegiates
Friday, October 10, 2008
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).