Track & Field Teams Compete at MSU Spartan Invitational
Saturday, April 04, 2009
EAST LANSING—The Calvin men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational on Saturday and produced a handful of strong performances.
On the men’s side, sophomore Eric Michel (Naperville, IL) posted a career-best and NCAA III provisional qualifying performance of 15-9 in tying for first place with Bryant Wilson of Grand Valley State. Also taking first place for Calvin was junior Aaron Goodman (Milwaukee, WI) in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (9:31.84) while senior Nate DeHaan (South Christian HS) was second in the 1500 meters (4:02.75). In the javelin throw, sophomore Joel Klingenberg (Sarasota, FL) just missed an NCAA III provisional qualifying mark in the winning the event with a career-best throw of 187-4.
In the women’s competition, senior Lauren Bergstrom (Rochester, MN) won the 800 meters with an NCAA III provisional qualifying time of 2:11.60. Junior Sarah Dugan (Freeland HS) also won the 5,000 meters with a season-best time of 18:01.07. Also winning for the Knights were sophomore Gretchen Braymer (Erie, PA) in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (11:31.97), senior Julie Bratt (Lynden, WA) in the triple jump (36-10 1/4).
Full women’s results can be found on-line at: Women’s Results
Full men’s results can be found on-line at: http://Full Men’s Results
Both teams return to action next Saturday when they compete at an MIAA jamboree hosted by Adrian College.