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Track and Field Teams Compete at Mike Lints Invitational

Sunday, January 23, 2011

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The men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams competed at the unscored Mike Lints Open hosted by Grand Valley State University Friday night.

Highlights for the Calvin women’s team included:

*A second place finish by senior Rachel Boerner (Bergenfield, NJ/Hillcrest Lutheran Academy) in the 800 meters (2:17.25).

*A second place finish by senior Sarah Reasoner (Cambridge, MN/Cambridge-Isanti HS) in the shot put (44-6).

*A third place finish by freshman Hilary Banning (Whitinsville, MA/Whitinsville Christian HS) in the triple jump (33-10 3/4).

*A sixth place finish by senior Rebekah VanDyk (Bellflower, CA/Valley Christian HS) in the high jump (5-1 1/4).

*a fourth place finish by the 4x400 meter relay team of Boerner, freshman Julie Busscher (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS), Banning and freshman Olivia Butler (Grant/Grant HS) with a time of 4:10.26.

Highlights for the Calvin men’s team included:

*Sophomore Job Christiansen (New Ipswich, NH/New Ipswich HS) placing fourth in the 5,000 meters (15:27.70).

*Senior Alex Wrobel (Arden Hills, MN/Mounds View HS) finishing eighth in the 3,000 meters (8:26.76).

Both teams will now prepare to host the first-ever Calvin Indoor Track and Field Invitational next Friday at the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center on the Sturrus Track. The four competing teams at the invitational will Alma, Aquinas, Calvin and Hope. Action is slated to start at 3 p.m.

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