EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Calvin men's track and field team competed at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational on Saturday.
Senior James Jeninga (Brookfield, Wisc./Milwaukee Lutheran HS) had a huge afternoon, clocking in with a career-best time of 1:53.81 in the 800 meters. The time ranks sixth on the NCAA Division III outdoor performance list. Senior Luke Peterson (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian HS) also ran well in the 800 meters, recording a career-best time of 1:55.34. Jeninga and Peterson both ran on Calvin's 4x400 meter relay team that recorded a season-best time of 3:25.37.
Junior Sam Veenstra (North Haledon, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) came up with a career-best time of 56.19 in the 400 meter hurdles that currently ranks as the top time in the MIAA this spring.
In the distance events, junior Caleb Ferguson (Naperville, Il./Neuqua Valley HS) had a season-best time of 4:02.14 in the 1500 meter run. In the 5,000 meters, junior Fredrick McWain (Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central HS) had a career-best time of 15:53.38. Sophomore Charlie Kornoelje (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) did the same, recording a career-best time of 15:58.94.
In the long jump, senior Lee Barents (Redlands, Ca./Arrowhead Christian HS) went 20-7. Junior Jayvin Wolfe (Middleton, Mich./Fulton HS) had a season-best throw of 42-9 3/4 in the shot put. Wolfe also had a season-best throw of 131-0 in the discus.
Calvin athletes will split up next weekend as a contingent of its distance crew heads to Bucknell University for the Bison Classic with the remainder of the team competing at an invitational hosted by Oakland University.