Track and Field Teams Close Out Competition at Grand Valley State Big Meet
Sunday, February 14, 2010
ALLENDALE Ė The Calvin menís and womenís indoor track and field teams completed competition at the two-day Grand Valley State Big Meet on Saturday.
Highlights for the Calvin women included:
*Sophomore Kaitlin Diemer clocking a time of 2:21.88 in the 800 meters.
*Senior Nicole Farr placing 8th in the mile run (5:12.56) in mile run and sophomore Rebecca Hiemstra placing 11th (5:16.13).
*Senior Jesi Hale winning the open 5,000 meter run (17:58.98).
*Calvinís distance medley relay team placing fifth (12:14.83).
*Senior Joy Leach placing sixth in the pole vault (11-3 3/4).
*Senior Elizabeth Smit,placing 12th in 3,000 meter invitation only race (10:24.15).
On the menís side, Saturday highlights included:
*Freshman Greg Whittle recording a time of 1:58.42 in the 800 meters.
*Calvinís distance medley relay team recording a time of 10:15.03.
*Senior Caleb Rottman recording a jump of 6-4 ľ.
*Senior Zach VanderLaan recording a leap of 21-8 3/4 in the long jump.
On Friday night, both Calvin teams had sterling performances. In the womenís competition Friday night, junior Rachel Boerner had an NCAA III provisional qualifying time of 56.43 in the 400 meters while senior Jessica Koster had an NCAA III provisional qualifying time of 17:33.13 in the invitational only 5,000 meter run.
On the menís side, senior Jed Christiansen clocked a provisional qualifying time of 14:26.56 in the invitational only 5,000 meter run. Sophomore Nick Kramer also had a provisional qualifying time of 14:38.37 in the menís invitational only 5K.
In the invitational only 800 meter run, junior Alex Wrobel had a provisional qualifying time of 1:54.49.