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Track qualifiers head to nationals

The track teams had successful seasons again this year. Senior Chris Fransman set a new high jump record at Dordt College by clearing 69 and qualified for the national meet in the process. Senior Dan Van Engen qualified for the national meet in the steeplechase with a time of 9:23.66.

The Lady Defenders 4 x 800 meter relay team of Lori Rowenhorst, Abbie Soodsma, Melissa Klein, and Jen Kempers qualified with a time of 9:30.12. The same quartet finished first in the GPAC meet in early May. Two of them also qualified in individual events. Kempers cleared 56 in the high jump and Soodsma won the 400 hurdles to qualify for the national meet.