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National Qualifiers For Dordt Track
February 10, 2014
(Monday, February 10; Sioux Center, Iowa) Two individuals and a relay team met the “A” standard for qualification at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships March 6-8 at Geneva, Ohio. The Defenders met the requirements at the Dennis Young Invite hosted by Buena Vista in Storm Lake, Iowa on Saturday, February 8.
Tim Bierma (Senior; Sioux Center, Iowa) ran a 4:19.95 in the mile and was under the needed time of 4:20 to qualify in the event. Katie Bonnema (Senior; Ireton, Iowa) ran the 800 in 2:15.32 to establish a meet and facility record and she was well under the needed 2:19 to qualify.
Bonnema also ran on the 4 x 400 meter relay team that won the event and qualified for the National Championship Meet with a time of 4:01.66. Bonnema was joined by Marisa Broersma (Sophomore; Sunnyside, Washington), Siera Wilgenburg (Freshman; Hills, Minnesota) and Lillie Koerner (Junior; Freeman, South Dakota) to meet the qualifying standard of 4:02.
Two men, Sam Wensink (Freshman; Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin) and Jake Floen (Sophomore; Sioux Center, Iowa) met the “B” standard in their respective events. Wensink ran a 1:57.12 in the 800 meters; the “A” standard in that event is 1:56. Floen ran a :49.89 in the 400 meters with the “A” standard established at :49.5.
The Defenders will host a meet this Saturday, February 15 at the Dordt College Rec Center. The meet is the final warm up for the GPAC Championships scheduled for Saturday, February 22 in Crete, Nebraska.