ROCHESTER, Mich. – The Calvin women's track and field team opened competition at the Oakland Golden Grizzly Invitational on Friday.
In the 100-meter dash, freshman Patience Buckley (Smithville Flats, N.Y./Susquehanna Valley) finished in 26th place at 14.18.
Senior Jenna Dyksen (Hawthorne, N.J./Hawthorne) finished in third place in the 100-meter hurdles open at 15.18.
Senior Hattie Greydanus (Corvallis, Ore./Corvallis) had the third-fastest time in the 1500-meter run on Friday at 4:46.51. Sophomore Emma Schroer (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South) finished third in the open at 4:55.64.
Freshman Madison Brink (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) clocked in at 1:14.01 in the 400-meter hurdles.
Freshman Renee Miller (Marlette, Mich./Marlette) was the fastest Knight in the 200-meter dash at 27.36.
In a field filled with NCAA Division I runners, junior Breanna Kooiman (Tinley Park, Ill./Chicago Christian) finished sixth in the 5000-meter run at 18:32.76. At 19:00.70 was freshman Angeline Needs (Peru, Ill./Saint Bede Academy).
In the 10,000 meters, junior Catherine Croft (Grand Rapids, Mich./Coopersville HS) posted a time of 40:05.21).
In the long jump, Jenna Dyksen finished fifth in the open competition at 5.12 meters (16-9 1/2).
Senior Kayla Van Lenten (Hawthorne, N.J./Eastern Christian) finished second in the high jump at 1.60 meters (5-3).
Freshman Joselyn Smith (Zeeland, Mich./West) led the Knights in the pole vault open competition at 3.05 meters (10-0).
Freshman Brooke Van Lenten (Hawthorne, N.J./Eastern Christian) had the second-best throw in the javelin at 36.31 meters (119-1). Junior Allison Rozell (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern HS) had a throw of 108-5 while freshman Annaka Ediger (Hamilton, Mich./Hamilton HS) had a career-best throw of 100-3.
Calvin will now prepare to compete at the Al Owens Classic next Friday and Saturday at Grand Valley State University.