Calvin Women's Track and Field Has Strong Showings at GVSU and Aquinas College Invitationals
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Calvin women's indoor track and field team had a busy Friday evening, competing at the Aquinas College Little Meet and the Grand Valley State Big Meet.
At Grand Valley, Calvin's distance runners ran well. In the 5,000 meters, sophomore Michaelle Koetje (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) clocked in a career-best time of 17:48.22. Junior Breanna Kooiman (Tinley Park, Il./Chicago Christian HS) had a time of 18:40.80 with freshman Taylor Ten Pas (Lynden, Wash./Lynden Christian HS) recording a time of 19:03.86 and junior Lindsey Fox (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) coming in at 19:40.22.
In the 3,000 meter run, junior Katie Diekema (Kenmore, Wash./Ingelmoor HS) had a season-best time of 10:06.06.
Senior Jenna Dyksen also competed in the 60 meter hurdles and clocked a time of 9.08.
At the Aquinas College Little Meet, the Knights were paced by junior Erin Van Lenten (Hawthorne, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) who won the triple jump with a leap of 33-9 1/2 while also placing fourth in the 200 meters (27.93).
In the 400 meters, senior Maggie LaLonde (Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven HS) was second (1:06.29). Senior Hattie Greydanus (Corvallis, Or./Corvallis HS) was third in the 800 meters (2:26.73).
In the 60 meter dash, sophomore Jackie Amissah-Nunoo (Accra, Ghana/Akosombo International School) was third in a time of 8.34.
Freshman Tessa Van De Walker (Zeeland, Mich./Holland Christian HS) was third in the 3,000 meter run (11:53.63).
Calvin's 4x400 meter relay team of Greydanus, LaLonde, freshman Madison Brink (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian HS) and junior Alyssa Wolters (Vincennes, Ind./South Knox HS) was second in a time of 4:37.25.
In the high jump, senior Kayla Van Lenten (Hawthorne, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) was second (5-1). She also placed second in the pole vault (10-2 3/4). Sophomore Allison Rozell (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern HS) added a third place finish in the long jump.