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Track and Field Teams Compete at Al Owens Classic

Saturday, April 21, 2012

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ALLENDALE Ė The Calvin menís and womenís track and field teams competed at the Al Owens Classic Friday and Saturday.

Highlights for the Calvin women included sophomore Julie Busscher (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) clocking a season-best time of 12.80 in the 100 meter dash, senior Kaitlin Diemer (Caledonia/South Christian HS) recording a season-best time of 2:17.35 in the 800 meter dash while sophomore Olivia Butler (Grant/Grant HS) also had a season-best time of 2.18.78.

In the menís competition, sophomore Matt Christians (Grand Rapids/South Christian HS) was second second in the high jump (6-4 ĺ) and junior Aaron Meckes (Bay City/Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS) was fourth in the shot put (52-4 Ĺ). His throw was a season (outdoor) best and places him 17th on the current NCAA III performance list.

Both Calvin teams will now prepare for a busy slate of action next weekend as a group of athletes will compete at the Lyle Bennett Invitational on April 27 while another group will compete at the Hillsdale Gina Relays April 26-28.

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