Dordt College News

Bonnema Earns National Honor

April 24, 2013

(Wednesday, April 24; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Katie Bonnema (Junior; Ireton, Iowa) has been named NAIA National Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week based on her performance from April 15 – 21.

Bonnema posted an NAIA Championship-qualifying time in the 400-meters at the Doane Relays April 20. Her clocking of 56.05 was good for first at the event and set a new Doane Relays record. That mark is currently fifth on the NAIA season list. Bonnema also ran a :56 split while anchoring the 4x400-meter relay team to a second-place time of 3:58.24.

Bonnema will be running at the Drake Relays this weekend in the 4 x 400 and sprint medley.  She was the 2013 NAIA National Indoor Champion in the 600 meters. 

Earlier in the day Bonnema was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week.

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