Calvin Men's Track and Field Competes Crosstown at Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic

Calvin Men's Track and Field Competes Crosstown at Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Calvin men's indoor track and field team competed in the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday at Aquinas College.

Calvin had a strong set of performances, most notably in the distance and throwing events.

In the 5,000 meter run, senior Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville, Mass./Whitinsville Christian HS) took first place with a time of 16:00.59 while sophomore Fredrick McWain (Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central HS) was fourth (16:25.55).

In the mile run, freshman Ryan Vreke (Lakewood, Ca./Valley Christian HS) raced to a second place time of 4:29.17 with freshman Morrison Ismond (Ada, Mich./Lowell HS) fifth (4:35.19) and sophomore Micah Meindertsma (Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia HS) seventh (4:39.00).

Senior James Jeninga (Brookfield, Wisc./Milwaukee Lutheran HS) took first place in the 400 meters (51.97) with senior teammate Luke Peterson (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian HS) third (52.50).

Senior Alex Williams (Mequon, Wisc./Homestead HS) took third in the 60 meter hurdles (8.98) while junior Christopher Visser (Fremont, Mich./Western Michigan Christian HS) was fourth (10.33).

Sophomore Matthew Blanker (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) was seventh in the 800 meters (2:04.71). In the 1,000 meter run, junior Tyler Johnson (Springfield, Il./Pleasant Plains HS) was third (2:36.40) and sophomore Justin Varineau (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) fifth (2:41.55).

In the 3,000 meter run, sophomore Jonathan Ellis (Baltimore, Md./Towson HS) raced to the win in a time of 8:50.52 with junior Addison Smith (Seoul, South Korea/Seoul Foreign School) third (8:59.13).

Freshman Joshua King (Romulus, Mich./Woodhaven HS) was sixth in the 200 meters (24.72) while freshman Luke Van Koevering (La Grange Park, Il./Lyons Township) was eighth (24.87).

In the weight throw, senior Brendan VanHouten (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) took first place with a career-best throw of 58-8 1/2. The throw ranks 19th in the latest NCAA III Indoor rankings. Sophomore Bryce Reynolds (Byron Center, Mich./South Christian HS) was fourth (54-9 1/2). Reynolds also added an eighth place throw of 43-3 3/4 in the shot put.

In the high jump, freshman Jack Kim (Muskegon, Mich./Western Michigan Christian HS) was second (6-2 1/4). Senior Lee Barents (Redlands, Ca./Arrowhead Christian HS) was fourth in the long jump (21-4 1/4).

Calvin's 4x400 meter relay team completed the day by taking third in a time of 3:38.49. The relay consisted of freshman Harold Gee (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS), Peterson, Blanker and senior Jacob Buday (Kalamazoo, Mich./Hackett Catholic Central HS).

Calvin returns to action on Friday when it competes at the Aquinas College Little Meet.