Dordt College News

Dordt Qualifies Three For National Meet

January 27, 2014

(Monday, January 27; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Three Dordt College athletes met the “A” Standard (automatic) qualifying standard for the NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships and one met the “B” Standard (provisional) at a meet hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Nebraska on Friday, January 24.

Tim Bierma (Senior; Sioux Center, Iowa) won the 1,000 meters and ran a 2:31.06, sliding under the needed time of 2:31.90.  Katie Bonnema (Senior; Ireton, Iowa)  claimed a spot in the 600 meters with the third fastest time in the country with a 1:34.69 performance.  Bonnema was well under the required 1:37.90.  Lauren Opp (Junior; Garner, Iowa) clocked an 18:15.3 in the 5,000 meters one week after meeting the “B” standard.  The was easily under the “A” standard of 18:25.

Christy Heidema (Senior; Ridgetown, Ontario) had a performance of 35-10.5 in the triple jump and met the “B” standard of 35-8 and will now shoot for the “A” standard of 36-5.

Dordt’s next meet will be at the Buena Vista Open in Storm Lake, Iowa on Saturday, February 1.

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