Michmerhuizen Leads the Charge for Calvin Women’s Track & Field at GVSU’s Mike Lints Open
Saturday, January 18, 2014
ALLENDALE - The Calvin women’s indoor track and field team had a solid day of performances at the Mike Lints Open hosted by Grand Valley State on Friday. Competing in a field of 18 teams, Calvin took seventh with 25 points. Grand Valley won the meet with 127.5 points.
The highlight of the meet for the Calvin came came in the 5,000 meter run as senior Nicole Michmerhuizen (Holland/Holland Christian HS) won the race in a time of 17:06.60 that will put her near the top of the NCAA III indoor performance list in the event thus far.
She was part of four Calvin runners that scored in the race as junior Kimby Penning (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was third (18:33.53), junior Sarah Danner (Watkins Glenn, NY/Dickerson HS) fourth (18:34.04) and junior Kate Ardinger (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian HS) seventh (19:29.95).
Also scoring points for Calvin were senior Hilary Banning (Whitinsville, MA/Whitinsville Christian HS) in the triple jump with a seventh place finish (34-4 3/4).
Calvin will travel to Kankakee, Illinois, next weekend to compete at the NAIA/DIII Challenge hosted by Olivet Nazarene University.