Cross Country Results

October 14, 2006

(Yankton, South Dakota)

Saturday, October 28 at Blair, Nebraska for the Great Plains Athletic Conference Meet

On a calm cool morning in Yankton, South Dakota, the Dordt College cross country teams ran at the Mount Marty Graphic Edge Invite, placing fourth in the women's team race and tenth in the men's race.

Jen Kempers was the top collegiate runner on the women's side, placing second overall in the women's race with a time of 18:25. Kempers was :31 behind the champion, Ramsey Kavan who was running unattached. Tami Wieringa earned 18th place overall and was 16th in terms of points with Chelsea Gerdes, who was running competitively for the first time in over a month, placed 21st in a time of 19:38, trailing Wieringa by :08. Sarah Hanenburg and Laura Broekhuis ran together, finishing 63rd and 65th in 21:19 and 21:22 respectively. Mallory McConnell and Janice Brouwer completed the seven team roster for Dordt in 84th and 93rd place. The 5,000 meter women's race featured a total of 125 runners.

Joel De Haan covered the 8,000 meter men's course in a time of 26:47 and placed 20th overall and 18th in terms of points. Devin Van't Hof was next for the Defenders in 28:02 and 57th place while Mark Eekhoff finished in 28:44 for 78th. Greg Robinson and Brett Bousema completed the scoring in 90th and 98th overall which was good for 63 and 69 points respectively. David Christiensen and Nathaniel Cordel were finished in times of 29:56 and 30:12 for 102nd and 107th. Dordt's total of 250 placed them tenth in the team standings.

The men's individual winner was Marshall Kembestad who beat 135 other runners in a time of 25:09 while competing unattached.

Black Hills State swept the event with a pair of dominating performances, scoring 25 points and out-distancing the field in the women's race by 40 points and 35 points in the men's race, running away from the second place finishers by 27 points.

The Defender teams will next run October 28 at the Great Plains Athletic Conference meet in Blair, Nebraska.

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at or (712) 722-6301.