Calvin Men's Cross Country Teams Compete at Notre Dame and Lansing CC Invitationals

Calvin Men's Cross Country Teams Compete at Notre Dame and Lansing CC Invitationals

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The Calvin men's cross country team had a solid showing in the Gold Division of the prestigious Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday, placing 12th with a team score of 298 points.

Ranked 25th nationally, Calvin was fourth amongst Division III institutions. Top-ranked North Central was second overall with 82 points while 16th-ranked Wabash was ninth with 271 points and 28th-ranked Wisconsin-Oshkosh 11th with 287 points.

Sophomore Zac Nowicki (Comstock Park/Calvin Christian HS) was Calvin's top finisher in a time of 24:37 which was good for 18th place.

Senior Josh Ferguson (Naperville, IL/Neuqua Valley HS) had one of his top races of the year, placing 58th in 25:23 while senior Steven Haagsma (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) was 64th (25:27) and senior Stephen Tubergen (Mount Prospect, IL/John Hersey HS) 67th (25:28).

Calvin's fifth man was junior Bret Habura (Washingtonville, NY/Washingtonville HS) who placed 98th (25:51).

Rounding out Calvin's top seven were freshman Andrew Rylaarsdam (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) in 102nd (25:50) and junior Ethan Anderson (Stillwater, MN/Stillwater Area HS) in 106th (25:59).

Grand Valley took first place in the Notre Dame Gold Division with 71 points.

Another group of Calvin runners competed at the Lansing Community College Invitational Friday afternoon. Calvin placed second with 69 points with a team from Grand Valley State winning with 47 points.

Freshman Mark DeJong (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) led the way for the Knights, placing fourth individually in 26:02. Junior Jonathan Gingrich (Powell, OH/Olentangy Liberty HS) was ninth in 26:20, sophomore Nathan VanHaitsma (Olympia, WA/Olympia HS) 14th in 26:27, sophomore Jonathan Schaap (Mahomet, IL/Mahomet-Seymour HS) 22nd in 26:49 and sophomore Robbie Hohlman (Naperville, IL/Neuqua Valley HS) in 26th (26:55) to round out Calvin's top five.

Calvin returns to action next Friday when it competes at the Muskegon Jayhawk Invitational.