Posted: Jan 11, 2018
Calvin opened its 2018 indoor season with a non-conference dual meet scrimmage against Albion on Thursday inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center.
Calvin won the dual meet 63-38.
Junior Lee Barents (Redlands, Ca./Arrowhead Christian HS) won the 60 meter dash in a time of 7.47. He also won the long jump with a leap of 20-5 1/4.
In the 300 meter dash, sophomore Jacob Veenstra (North Haledon, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) took second (38.80), junior Marcus James (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) took third (38.88) and freshman John Van Den Heuvel (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) took fourth (39.48).
Calvin took the top five spots in the 600 meter run led by senior Ethan Valentine (Mason, Oh./William Mason HS) winning the race in a time of 1:23.55. Junior Luke Peterson (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian HS) was second (1:25.56), junior Josh Van Dyk (Tinley Park, Il./Chicago Christian HS) third (1:26.17), senior Hendrik Vermeulen (Bright's Grove, Ont./St. Patrick's Secondary School) fourth (1:26.23) and junior Jacob Buday (Kalamazoo, Mich./Kalamazoo Hackett HS) fifth (1:29.21).
Calvin put together a 1-2-3 finish in the 1,000 meter run with senior Nate Veldboom (East Jordan, Mich./Ellsworth HS) winning in a time of 2:45.03 with sophomore Andrew Huston (Elgin, Il./Harvest Christian Academy) second (3:26.16) and sophomore Christopher Visser (Fremont, Mich./Western Michigan Christian HS) third (3:27.73).
Sophomore Sam Veenstra (North Haledon, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) was third in the 60 meter hurdles (9.20), junior Alex Williams (Mequon, Wisc./Homestead HS) fourth (9.32) and senior Jeremiah Stout (Escondido, Ca./Escondido Calvin Christian HS) fifth (9.61).
Calvin's 4x400 meter relay team of Valentine, Peterson, Vermeulen and junior Josh VanDyk (Tinley Park, Il./Chicago Christian HS) took first with a time of 3:35.79 while its 4x200 meter relay of sophomore David Byl (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS), Sam Veenstra, Williams and Huston took second in a time of 1:40.65.
In the high jump, sophomore Nathan Van Wyhe (Frankfort, Il./Lincoln-Way East HS) won with a jump of 5-10 3/4.
The Knights took the top three spots in the pole vault with sophomore Jonathan Walt (Hudsonville, Mich./Unity Christian HS) winning on fewer misses, reaching a height of 13-6. Senior Jacob Stout (Escondido, Ca./Escondido Calvin Christian HS) was second (13-6) and senior Devin Schweigert (Whitehall, Mich./Whitehall HS) was third (12-6).
In the shot put, Calvin took four out of the top five spots led by junior Brendan VanHouten (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) who was second (42-6 3/4), sophomore Jayvin Wolfe (Middleton, Mich./Fulton HS) who was third (42-4 1/4), sophomore Jordan Jorritsma (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian HS) who was fourth (39-6 3/4) and freshman Bryce Reynolds (Byron Center, Mich./South Christian HS) who was fifth (38-2 1/4).
In the weight throw, VanHouten was second (46-7 1/2), Reynolds was third (45-10) and Wolfe fourth (43-11 3/4).