Dordt College News

Jackson and Vander Kooi Earn Spots At Nationals

November 13, 2013

(Tuesday, November 13; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Nick Vander Kooi and Nathan Jackson have earned spots at the NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championship Meet to be held on Saturday, November 23 at Lawrence, Kansas.

Vander Kooi and Jackson earned the spots by finishing in the top-five of the runners not on teams qualifying for the NAIA National Meet at the GPAC Championships on Saturday, November 9.

Vander Kooi placed fourth at the meet and third among NAIA runners (Nebraska Wesleyan is NCAA Division III for cross country) with a time of 26:38.  Vander Kooi was the first runner to qualify as an individual.  Jackson finished 14th overall and 11th among NAIA runners and was the fourth of the five runners from the GPAC to qualify as an individual.  Jackson ran a 27:04 on the 8,000 meter course.  Jackson also ran at the National Championship Meet last season and finished 145th with a 26:36.

The NAIA National Championship Meet will be run at Rim Rock Farm near Lawrence, Kansas.

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