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Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams Compete at Grand Valley State Open

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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GVSU Open Results

ALLENDALE—The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams were in action on Friday at the Grand Valley State Open and came up with a number of strong performances.

In the women’s meet, sophomore Jordan Gabrielse (Unity Christian HS) was ninth in the 400 meters (1:01.16) in her first collegiate competition. Sophomore Kaitlin Diemer (South Christian HS) had a solid effort in the 800 meters, placing third with a time of 2:19.36. Other top 10 finishes for the Calvin women included junior Gretchen Braymer (Erie, PA) placing third in the 3,000 meters (10:37.99) and sophomore Andrea Beukema (Grand Rapids Christian HS) taking ninth (11:03.89).

In the 5,000 meters, sophomore Anna Van Wyk (South Christian HS) was fourth (19:35.26) and freshman Hannah Kregel (Iowa City, IA) seventh (19:58.37). In the shot put, junior Sarah Reasoner (Cambridge, MN) was seventh (40-6 3/4).

In the men’s meet, freshman Daniel McElheny (Grand Rapids Christian HS) won the 600 meters with a time of 1:25.57. Other top 10 finishes for the Calvin men included junior Alex Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN) placing seventh in the mile run (4:16.75), sophomore Nick Kramer (Dyer, IN) placing third (8:37.59), senior Aaron Goodman (Milwaukee, WI) placing fifth (8:38.84), freshman Matt VanderRoest (Ann Arbor Huron HS) placing seventh (8:41.20) and senior George Visser (Winfield, IL) placing 10th (8:53.56) in the 3,000 meter run. In addition, junior Jake Christiansen (New Ipswich, NH) was second (15:19.87), sophomore Rhett Morici (St. Charles, IL) )third (15:21.94), junior Jake Baker (South Christian HS) fifth (15:44.54), senior Kyle Mast (Holland Christian HS) seventh (16:03.36) and freshman David VandeBunte (Byron Center HS) eighth (16:09.77) in the 5,000 meter run.

In the high jump, senior Caleb Rottman (Fargo, ND) was tied for fifth (6-3 1/4).

Both Calvin teams return to action on February 12 and 13 when they compete at the Grand Valley State Big Meet in Allendale.

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