Calvin Women's Track and Field Third at Grand Valley State Open

Calvin Women's Track and Field Third at Grand Valley State Open

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ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Calvin women's track and field team took third place with a team score of 54 points at the Grand Valley State Open Friday night at the Kelly Family Sports Center.


Sophomore Kate McLain (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) was one of Calvin's winners, claiming a win in the 5,000 meters in a time of 18:46.44. McLain led a 1-2-3 Calvin finish as junior Hope Gaffner (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) was second (18:46.63) and freshman Maria Kuiper (Zeeland/Holland Christian HS) third in 18:51.56.



Sophomore Jenna Dyksen (Hawthorne, NJ/Hawthorne HS) had a terrific all-around evening, winning the triple jump (34-9 1/2), placing second in the long jump (17-4 1/4) and sixth in the 60 meter hurdles (9.53).



Dyksen led a 1-2-3 Calvin finish in the triple jump as freshman Erin VanLenten (Hawthorne, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) was second (33-7 1/4) and senior Ayooluwa Ayoola (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) third (32-7).



Senior McKenzie Diemer (Caledonia/South Christian HS) was sixth in the mile run with a time of 5:09.10. Sophomore Bethany Love (Kentwood/East Kentwood HS) was eighth in the shot put with a season-best throw of 38-7.



Calvin is back in action next Friday when it competes at the Mike Lints Open at Grand Valley State.

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