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GPAC Track Championships This Weekend

February 14, 2013

The Meet… The Great Plains Athletic Conference will run its annual women’s and men’s track and field championships on Friday and Saturday, February 15 and 16 at the De Vaney Fieldhouse in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The multi-event programs will be run on Friday with the remainder of the meet taking place on Saturday.

Schedule   

Heat Sheets  

Last Year… Dordt College posted their best ever finish in the GPAC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Lincoln. The women's team finished second to Doane by four points and the men claimed eighth with 37 points.

Dordt College was led by Briana Vander Woude (Junior; Clara City, Minnesota) who was named outstanding performer of the meet. Vander Woude was credited with scoring 42 points in the Defender effort. She won the pentathlon on Friday for ten points and followed that with wins in the 60 meter hurdles (:08.96) and the long jump (18-1). She cleared 5-4.5 in the high jump for fifth place and was second in the 60 meter dash in :07.88. She also clocked a seventh place time of :26.37 in the 200 meters for seventh.

Katie Bonnema (Sophomore; Ireton, Iowa) also turned heads at the meet with a pair of wins in the 400 and 800 with times of :57.09 and 2:18.13 respectively. Bonnema also ran on the 4 x 400 team that claimed second place in 4:00.58.

Dordt trailed Doane by two points entering the 4 x 400 but the Tigers held Dordt off for first and the Defenders were second in the race, securing their best ever finish in the GPAC Championships.
Points were harder to come by for the men. Nic Pfeifle, who has been battling injury most of the season, finished third in the 400 meters with a :48.69 and he was on the second place 4 x 400 team along with Alex Henderson, Aaron Floen and Joe Lammers that timed out a 3:17.57.

Event 2 Men 60 Meter Hurdles
6 Francis, Erin Dordt College 8.61

Event 3 Men 200 Meter Dash
7 Floen, Aaron Dordt College 22.65

Event 4 Men 400 Meter Dash
3 Pfeifle, Nic Dordt College 48.69 NAIA

Event 7 Men 1000 Meter Run
4 Bierma, Tim Dordt College 2:33.40

Event 8 Men 1 Mile Run
5 Tudor, Eric Dordt College 4:19.75 NAIA

Event 11 Men 4x400 Meter Relay
2 Dordt College 3:17.57 NAIA
1) Henderson, Alex 2) Floen, Aaron
3) Lammers, Joseph 4) Pfeifle, Nic
Event 12 Men 4x800 Meter Relay
3 Dordt College 7:56.88
1) Byma, Jake 2) McNamara, Stephan
3) Kischer, Trent 4) Bierma, Tim

Event 16 Men Pole Vault
7 Brinkerhoff, Jon Dordt College 13-11.25
8 Huff, Brett Dordt College 13-11.25

Event 20 Women 60 Meter Dash
2 Vander Woude, Briana Dordt College 7.88

Event 21 Women 60 Meter Hurdles
1 Vander Woude, Briana Dordt College 8.96 NAIA

Event 22 Women 200 Meter Dash
7 Vander Woude, Bria Dordt College 26.37

Event 23 Women 400 Meter Dash
1 Bonnema, Katie Dordt College 57.09 NAIA
8 Van Beek, Kari Dordt College 1:00.92

Event 24 Women 600 Meter Run
8 Koerner, Lillie Dordt College 1:39.73

Event 25 Women 800 Meter Run
1 Bonnema, Katie Dordt College 2:18.13 NAIA
7 Duncan, Nichole Dordt College 2:22.71
8 Koerner, Lillie Dordt College 2:23.01

Event 26 Women 1000 Meter Run
3 Harkema, Merissa Dordt College 3:03.53
4 Wilgenburg, Whitne Dordt College 3:04.26
6 Buikema, Renee Dordt College 3:08.80

Event 27 Women 1 Mile Run
4 Harkema, Merissa Dordt College 5:12.01
5 Wilgenburg, Whitney Dordt College 5:12.77

Event 28 Women 3000 Meter Run
5 Opp, Lauren Dordt College 10:47.79

Event 29 Women 5000 Meter Run
6 Steiger, Michelle Dordt College 18:33.62
7 Opp, Lauren Dordt College 19:00.12

Event 30 Women 4x400 Meter Relay
2 Dordt College 4:00.58 NAIA
1) Van Beek, Kari 2) Troost, Kaitlin
3) Postma, Tara 4) Bonnema, Katie

Event 31 Women 4x800 Meter Relay
2 Dordt College 9:37.26 NAIA
1) Sahagian, Samantha 2) De Vries, Abby
3) Buikema, Renee 4) Duncan, Nichole

Event 32 Women Long Jump
1 Vander Woude, Briana Dordt College NAIA 18-01.00
3 Vander Zee, Crystal Dordt College NAIA 17-11.75

Event 33 Women Triple Jump
2 Vander Zee, Crystal Dordt College 36-07.75
8 Sikkema, Christy Dordt College 34-10.50

Event 34 Women High Jump
5 Vander Woude, Briana Dordt College NAIA 5-04.50

Women - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored
1) Doane College 136
2) Dordt College 132
3) Morningside College 102
4) Nebraska Wesleyan Univers 90
5) Concordia University NE 79
6) Hastings College 58
7) Northwestern College 57
8) Midland Univeristy 45
9) Briar Cliff University 18
10) Mount Marty College 15
11) Dakota Wesleyan University 8

Men - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored
1) Doane College 175.50
2) Concordia University NE 110
3) Morningside College 105.50
4) Nebraska Wesleyan Univers 104
5) Hastings College 92.50
6) Northwestern College 46
7) Briar Cliff University 43
8) Dordt College 37
9) Midland Univeristy 13.50
10) Mount Marty College 9
11) Dakota Wesleyan University 5

Last Time… The Dordt College track and field programs hosted their annual invite on Saturday, February 9 at the Dordt College Recreation Center.

This was the final competition for most GPAC teams as the GPAC Championships are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, February 15 and 16 at Lincoln, Nebraska.

Notable performances for the Defenders included the women's distance medley relay (Abby De Vries, Katie Bonnema, Lillie Koerner, Merissa Harkema) hitting the automatic NAIA Indoor Track Championships with a 12:39.85. The women's 4 x 400 (Siera Wilgenburg, Tara Postma, Marisa Broersma, Katie Bonnema)also hit the standard with a 4:00.01. Ryan Tholen, Christy Sikkema both hit the B standard in the 600 meters and triple jump respectively. Briana Vander Woude and Erin Francis swept the hurdle events with Vander Woude establishing a new school record of :08.17.

Top-ten finishes for the Defenders included:
Event 1 Women Long Jump
4 Vander Woude, Briana Dordt 5.28m 17-04.00
8 Sikkema, Christy Dordt 5.11m 16-09.25
8 Faber, Sarah Dordt 5.11m 16-09.25

Event 2 Men Pole Vault
4 Huff, Brett Dordt 4.45m 14-07.25
7 Brinkerhoff, Joshua Dordt 4.30m 14-01.25
8 Brinkerhoff, Jonathan Dordt 4.15m 13-07.25

Event 6 Women 55 Meter Hurdles
1 Vander Woude, Briana Dordt 8.17

Event 9 Women Pole Vault
8 Heidema, Breanne Dordt 3.20m 10-06.00

Event 10 Men 55 Meter Hurdles
1 Francis, Erin Dordt 7.71

Event 11 Women 3000 Meter Run
1 Opp, Lauren Dordt 10:48.65
6 Rogers, Ally Dordt 11:28.22
8 Tolkamp, Dineke Dordt 11:53.39

Event 15 Men Shot Put
9 Huisman, Jordan Dordt 13.59m 44-07.00

Event 16 Men 800 Meter Run
9 Bierma, Tim Dordt 2:00.54

Event 17 Women 400 Meter Dash
5 Buikema, Renee Dordt 1:02.95
6 Postma, Tara Dordt 1:03.20
10 De Bruin, Lynelle Dordt 1:04.15

Event 18 Women Triple Jump
5 Sikkema, Christy Dordt 11.02m 36-02.00

Event 19 Men 400 Meter Dash
3 Pfeifle, Nic Dordt 51.31

Event 20 Women 600 Meter Run
4 Byl, Kayla Dordt 1:41.41
5 Buikema, Renee Dordt 1:44.18

Event 21 Men 600 Meter Run
2 Tholen, Ryan Dordt 1:21.57
3 Kischer, Trent Dordt 1:24.09

Event 22 Women 200 Meter Dash
3 Bonnema, Katie Dordt 26.45
5 Broersma, Marisa Dordt 26.83
9 Wilgenburg, Siera Dordt 27.29
10 Faber, Sarah Dordt 27.61

Event 23 Women High Jump
2 Vander Woude, Briana Dordt 1.59m 5-02.50

Event 24 Men 200 Meter Dash
1 Floen, Jake Dordt 22.66
6 Floen, Aaron Dordt 23.28

Event 25 Women 1 Mile Run
1 Wilgenburg, Whitney Dordt 5:37.45

Event 26 Men 1 Mile Run
6 Postma, Chris Dordt 4:38.02
8 Opp, Derek Dordt 4:38.51

Event 28 Women 4x400 Meter Relay
1 Dordt 'A' 4:00.21
7 Dordt 'B' 4:17.47

Event 29 Men 4x400 Meter Relay
4 Dordt 'A' 3:25.64

Event 32 Women 800 Meter Run
5 Koerner, Lillie Dordt 2:24.69
7 Smit, Kathryn Dordt 2:27.70

Event 33 Women 1000 Meter Run
3 Harkema, Merissa Dordt 3:06.34

Event 35 Women Distance Medley
1 Dordt 'A' 12:39.85

Event 36 Men Distance Medley
2 Dordt 'A' 10:28.36

Qualifying List…The list of qualifiers for the NAIA National Championship continues to grow for the Defenders.  The National Meet is scheduled for February 28-March 2 in Geneva, Ohio.
A Standard Qualifiers:
Women’s 4 x 800 meter relay
Women’s 4 x 400 meter relay
Katie Bonnema—400, 600, 800 meters
Briana Vander Woude—pentathlon, 55 meter hurdles, high jump, long jump
Lauren Opp-5,000 meters
Ryan Tholen-1,000, 800 meters
Erin Francis-55 meter hurdles

B Standard Qualifiers:

Men's 4 x 800 Meter Relay
Briana Vander Woude-55 meter dash
Christy Sikkema-Triple Jump

Next…Dordt will send a group of athletes to compete at the NAIA Championships February 28-March 2 at Geneva, Ohio.
 

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