Dordt College News

Post-Season Honors For Dordt Track

February 22, 2012

(Wednesday, February 22; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Briana Vander Woude,  a junior at Dordt College from Clara City, Minnesota,  has earned the Most Outstanding Performance-of-the-Meet for the GPAC Women’s meet held over the weekend.  Vander Woude won the pentathlon on Friday (3326 points) for ten points on Friday and followed that with wins in the 60 meter hurdles (:08.96) and the long jump (18-01) on Saturday. She also scored in high jump, 60 meter dash, and 200 meters.  For the day she totaled 44 points for the Defender women who finished second in meet behind Doane.

Vander Woude also claimed the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Indoor Track and Field Women’s Athlete-of-the-Year honor.  This honor was voted on by the conference coaches at the conclusion of the indoor season.

Vander Woude will next compete in the NAIA Indoor Championships at Geneva, Ohio, March 2-4.  She has met the automatic qualifying standard in 60 meter hurdles, high jump, long jump and pentathlon.  Vander Woude also met the “B” standard for the National Meet in the 60 meter dash. 

The Defenders have NAIA National Championship Qualifiers in 21 events for the three-day event in Geneva, Ohio.

Dordt College track and field coach Craig Heynen was also named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Palins Athletic Conference Women’s Track Coach of the Year.

Heynen, in his fifth season as track and field coach at Dordt College, coached the Defender women to a second place finish at the GPAC Indoor Championships February 17-18.  The finish was the best ever by a Dordt track and field team since the formation of the GPAC for the 2000-2001 season.

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