Calvin Men's Track and Field Team Opens Season at Southern Invitational

Calvin Men's Track and Field Team Opens Season at Southern Invitational

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BIRMINGHAM, Al. - Calvin opened its outdoor track and field campaign on Friday and Saturday at the Southern Invitational hosted by Birmingham Southern.

On the men's side, junior Nathan Marcus (Holland/Holland Christian took first in the pole vault (13-11 1/4) while sophomore Jacob Stout (Escondido, CA/Escondido Calvin Christian HS) was third (13-5 1/4) and senior Collin Martin (Leslie/Leslie) fourth (11-11 3/4).

Senior Eric Jipping (Canton/Plymouth Christian HS) won the shot put (48-4 1/2) while junior Jeiel Burrell (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was third in the high jump (6-0 3/4).

Freshman Lee Barents (Redlands, Ca./Arrowhead Christian Academy) was seventh in the triple jump (41-8 3/4).

Senior David Dadzie (Accra, Ghana/Ghana International School) was fourth in the hammer throw (143-3), freshman Brendan VanHouten (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) sixth (136-5) and Jipping eighth (127-0).

In the steeplechase, junior Zach Nowicki (Comstock Park/Calvin Christian HS) took second (9:31.88) while senior Bret Habura (Washingtonville, NY/) was fourth (9:55.88), sophomore Matt Boelens (Bolton, Mass./Nashoba Regional) fifth (10:06.98) and sophomore Mark DeJong (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) eighth (10:23.37).

Calvin's 4x100 meter relay team of sophomore Chase Rohrer (Ludington/Ludington HS), junior Aaron Tucker (Albuquerque, NM/Hope Christian), senior Cole Evans (Chicago, Il./Walther Lutheran HS) and senior Joel Brouwer (Elmhurst, Il./Timothy Christian HS) took fourth in a time of 44.65.

Freshman James Jeninga (Brookfield, Wisc./Milwaukee Lutheran HS) took sixth with a time of 1:56.78.

Rohrer then took fourth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.37.