Calvin Male Track and Field Athletes Compete at Polar Bear Final Qualifier
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A handful of athletes from the Calvin men's track and field team concluded their indoor seasons on Saturday by competing at the Ohio Northern Polar Bear Final Qualifier.
In the 3,000 meters, sophomore Andrew Philipose (Mount Prospect, IL/John Hersey HS) had a season-best time of 8:36.71 that was good for third place. Freshman Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville, MA/Whitinsville Christian HS) also took seventh in 8:50.45 while junior Nathan Van Haitsma (Olympia, Wa./Olympia HS) was 10th (9:06.45).
In the mile run, senior Jeff Meitler (New Berlin, Wisc./Milwaukee Lutheran HS) took second in a time of 4:29.65.
Sophomore Ethan Valentine (Mason, Oh./William Mason HS) was eighth in the 400 meters (51.55).
In the 5,000 meters, senior Ethan Anderson (Stillwater, MN/Stillwater Area HS) took first (15:02.32) while junior Jordan Kramer (Pewaukee, Wisc./Lake Country Lutheran HS) was third (15:10.34) and junior Zach Nowicki (Comstock Park/Calvin Christian HS) fourth (15:16.07).
In the pole vault, senior Lucas Wolters (Vincennes, Ind./South Knox HS) tied for third with a vault of 15-5 1/2.