Cross Country Results

November 9, 2013

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(Seward, Nebraska) The Dordt College men finished fourth overall at the GPAC Championships hosted by Concordia in Seward, Nebraska on Saturday, November 9. The Defenders totaled 96 points on a day where Morningside ran to the title with 41 points.

Dordt has at least one automatic qualifier for the National Championship Meet in two weeks as Nick Vander Kooi ran a 26:38 to finish fourth in the 85 runner field of NAIA runners. The top five NAIA finishers not on a team earning a spot at the National Championship Meet will qualify to run at the event in Lawrence, Kansas on November 23. Dordt still has an opportunity to qualify for the event as a team based on the final NAIA National Coaches’ Poll which will be released Sunday, November 10.

Nathan Jackson ran a 27:04 and finished 14th while Chris Postma was 21st in 27:29. Derek Opp and Sam Wensink completed the scoring in back to back fashion in 27:41 and 27:42 for 23rd and 24th.

Hunter Weinert and Tim Bierma completed the seven runner lineup with times of 27:55 and 28:03 for 28th and 29th overall.

Garrett Ehlers from Morningside won the race in 26:01.

Final Standings
Morningside 41
Nebraska Wesleyan 61
Concordia 63
Dordt 96
Northwestern 120
Doane 120
Mount Marty 225
Hastings 229
Dakota Wesleyan 276
Briar Cliff 280
Midland 298

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