NAPERVILLE, Il. – A collection of Calvin men's track and field athletes donned the Maroon and Gold Wednesday at the Gregory Invitational hosted by North Central College.
In the 5,000 meter run Wednesday evening, freshmen Justin Varineau (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Jonathan Ellis (Batimore, Md./Towson HS) had career-best performances. Varineau placed 12th with a time of 14:53.41, a career-best by nearly eight seconds. Ellis was 14th in 14:58.52, a career-best by seven-and-a-half seconds. Junior Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville, Mass./Whitinsville Christian HS) was 19th in a time of 15:16.46.
In the hammer throw, junior Brendan VanHouten (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) matched a collegiate-best with a throw of 172-6 that was good for sixth place. VanHouten also placed second in the discus throw with a toss of 154-1.
In the 10,000 meter run, senior Andrew Philipose (Mount Prospect, Il./John Hersey HS) took first place with a season-best time of 30:51.07.
Competition will continue with the second and final day of competition of Gregory Invitational Thursday afternoon and evening.