Tracksters Post Big Times on First Day at GVSU Big Meet
Friday, February 10, 2012
ALLENDALE - The first day of competition of the Grand Valley State Big Meet took place on Friday and a handful of Calvin athletes competed and had big performances. Senior Nick Kramer had an NCAA III qualifying time in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:20.38. Teammates Matt VanderRoest and Dan Kerr also had strong performances with VanderRoest clocking in with a time of 14:49.62 and Kerr a time of 14:51.36.In the men’s mile run, junior Greg Whittle had a time of 4:12.40 which ranks him seventh on the NCAA III (indoor) qualifying list. On the women’s side, senior Jodi Hoekstra had a big time of 17:21.53 in the 5,000 meters while sophomore Nicole Michmerhuizen broke the 18-minute mark for the first time this winter, clocking in at 17:57.48. Action continues on Saturday at Grand Valley State.