Eight Men’s Track & Field Athletes Earn All-MIAA Honors

Eight Men’s Track & Field Athletes Earn All-MIAA Honors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin men's indoor track & field team had eight athletes named to the MIAA men's indoor track & field All-MIAA team for their performance at the MIAA Championships on Saturday. Calvin won with 173.5 points to claim the second-straight MIAA indoor title.

"I am really happy for these guys," said head coach Bret Otte. "Again, it is a matter of determination to excel and to improve, even when you do not feel like it. It is fantastic to watch people achieve and even more so at a conference meet."

Noah Buteyn – A senior from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Buteyn is claiming All-MIAA indoor honors for the first time in his career. He was a member of the 4x400-meter relay that won with a time of 3:22.72.

Mark DeJong – A senior from Grand Rapids, Michigan, DeJong is claiming All-MIAA accolades for the second-straight year. DeJong was the MIAA champion in the 1-mile run, crossing the finish line at 4:23.11, claiming the title for the second-straight year.

James Jeninga – A junior from Brookfield, Wisconsin, Jeninga is an All-MIAA honoree for the second-straight year. He was a member of the 4x400-meter relay that won with a time of 3:22.72.

Luke Peterson – A junior from Holland, Michigan, Peterson is claiming All-MIAA honors for the third-straight year. He was a member of the 4x400-meter relay that won with a time of 3:22.72.

Andrew Philipose – A senior from Mount Prospect, Illinois, is claiming All-MIAA indoor honors for the second time in his career. Philipose won the 5000-meter race with a time of 15:12.27.

Ethan Valentine – A senior from Mason, Ohio, has been named an All-MIAA selection all three years of indoor track & field competition. He claimed the MIAA title in the 400-meter dash for the third-straight year with a time of 49.10. He also finished third in the 200-meter dash at 22.74. Valentine was a member of the 4x400-meter relay that won with a time of 3:22.72.

Brendan VanHouten – A junior from Grand Rapids, Michigan, VanHouten is claiming All-MIAA indoor honors for the first time. He earned the MIAA crown in the weight throw with a throw of 54 feet, three inches. He also placed fourth in the shot put at 46 feet, one inch.

Jonathan Walt – A sophomore from Hudsonville, Michigan, Walt is claiming All-MIAA indoor honors for the second-straight year. He repeated as the MIAA champion at the pole vault with a height of 14 feet, four inches.