Calvin Women's Track and Field Takes Seventh at Al Owens Classic

Calvin Women's Track and Field Takes Seventh at Al Owens Classic

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ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Calvin women's track and field team took seventh at the Al Owens Classic hosted by Grand Valley State University April 21 and 22. The Knights posted a team score of 24 points.



In the 400 meters, junior Anita VanderMeulen (Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor Skyline HS) had a season-best time of 58.93 to take seventh place.



Sophomore Katie Diekema (Kenmore, Wash./Inglemoor HS) took seventh in the 1500 meter run with a season-best time of 4:38.16.



Junior Jenna Dyksen (Hawthorne, NJ/Hawthorne HS) had a strong set of performances in the hurdles, taking 10th in the 400 meter hurdles with a season-best time of 1:05.88 and placing 10th in the 100 meter hurdles with a season-best time of 15.14. Dyksen also took seventh in the triple jump (35-10) while sophomore Erin Van Lenten (Hawthorne, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) was 10th (34-8 1/2).



Freshman Annika Staal (Woodinville, Wash./Bellevue Christian HS) was 12th in the high jump (5-0 1/2).



Freshman Allison Rozell (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern HS) was ninth in the long jump (17-2 3/4).



In the throws, junior Bethany Love (Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood HS) was fifth (42-2 1/4) while senior Michaela Meckes (Bay City, Mich./Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS) was sixth (40-0).


Meckes added an eighth place throw of 139-7 in the discus while Love was 13th at 128-5.


Rozell took seventh in the javelin with a career-best throw of 124-0 while Staal was seventh with a career-best effor of 107-4.



Calvin will now prepare to host its own Calvin Invitational April 28 and 29.

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