Men's Track Roster

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2022 Men's Varsity Track and Field

Name Position(s) Year Hometown
Nathaniel Bervig Long Distance FR Park Rapids, Minn.

Prior to Dordt...ran cross country and track for Wadena-Deer Creek High School High School...earned all-conference honors in both sports as a junior.

Academic... Manufacturing Tech major; also a member of the Defender Cross Country team.

Eric Steiger Long Distance SR Lynden, Washington

2020-21: NAIA All-American in the Distance Medley (5th); national qualifier in the Steeplechase; all-conference in both the 3K (4th) and 5K (2nd) during indoor; all-conference in the 5K during outdoor (3rd); 10 top 10 finishes.

2019-20: national qualifier in the 5K; GPAC Champion in the 5K and all-conference in both 5K and 3K (3rd); six top 10 finishes during the indoor season.

2018-19: NAIA All-American in the 5K; national qualifier in both the 5K and Distance Medley; GPAC Champion in both the 3K and 5K; 10 top 10 finishes.

Academic: Mechanical Engineering major; 4x NAIA Scholar Athlete; also a four-time national qualifier for the Defender Cross Country team; 2021 NAIA All-American, GPAC Individual Champion in 2018; 2x GPAC Runner-Up and 4x all-conference runner.

Devin Bos Multi-Events, Sprints SO Orange City, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...competed in multiple sports for Unity Christian High School (Iowa); qualified for state as a member of the 4x400 relay in 2019; conference champion in 4x200 and sprint medley; lettered in basketball and football for the Knights.

Academic: Bio-Medical Engineering major. 

Ethan Summerhays Long Distance SO Brantford, Ontario

2020-21: all-conference in the 10K (3rd); recorded four top 10 finishes.

Academic: Art / Pre-Architectual Design / Business Administration major; national qualifier and all-conference runner for the Defender men's cross country team.

Luke Bousema Pole Vault SR Escondido, California

2021: earned all-conference honors in the pole vault during both indoor (5th) and outdoor (8th); four 1st place finishes in the pole vault.

Academic: Biology major. 

Davis Tebben Long Distance SR Lansing, Michigan

2020-21: national qualifier in the 5K (outdoor); GPAC Champion in the 5K and all-conference in both 3K (3rd) and 5K during indoor; GPAC Runner-up in the 5K (outdoor); 13 top five finishes.

2019-20: all-conference in both the 3K (5th) and 5K (3rd); three top 10 finishes during the indoor season.

2018-19: GPAC runner-up in the 5K (outdoor); all-conference in the 5K (8th); four top 10 finishes.

Academic: Civil Engineering major; 2x NAIA Scholar Athlete; 4x national qualifier for the Defenders cross country team; 2021 GPAC Champion; GPAC Runner-up in 2020; 3x all-conference.

Micah Brands Sprints SR Chanhassen, Minn.

2020-21: All-American and national runner-up in the 4x400 (Indoor); national qualifier in the 4x400 (indoor and outdoor) and distance medley; GPAC Champion in the 4x400 (both indoor and outdoor); all-conference in the 400m (indoor and outdoor) and 4x100 (5th); 11 1st place finishes.

2019-20: All-American in the Distance Medley (3rd place); All-Conference in the 4x400 (6th); one 1st place finish; 6 top 10 finishes.

2018-19: all-conference in the 400m (Outdoor - 8th) and 4x100 (3rd); 12 top 10 finishes.

Academic: Accounting / Business Administration / Information Systems.

Dawson Teune Sprints FR Clovis, New Mexico

Prior to Dordt...competed for the Clovis Christian School track and field team; state qualifier in four individual events and three relays as senior; state champion in the 4x800 and runner-up in the 110m hurdles and triple jump; finished third at the state meet in the 800m as a freshman.

Academic: Mechanical Engineering major. 

Grant Brouwer High Jump, Sprints, Multi-Events JR Sibley, Iowa

2020-21: earned NAIA All-American honors with a fifth place finish in the high jump (indoor); national qualifier in high jump, distance medley and 4x400; GPAC runner-up and all-conference in the high jump during both indoor / outdoor seasons; all-conference in the heptathlon (7th place); six 1st place finishes.

2019-20: earned NAIA All-American honors with a seventh place finish in the high jump (indoor); all-conference in the high jump (indoor). 

Academic: Biology major; Chemistry minor.

Josh VanDellen Throws FR Everson, Washington

Prior to Dordt...competed for the Lynden Christian High School (Wash.) track and field team.

Academic: Environmental Studies / National Resource Management major. 

Jacob Brouwer Long Distance JR Loveland, Colo.

2020-21: competed in four meets.

2019-20: competed in four meets; one top 10 finish.

Academic: Engineering major; NAIA Scholar Athlete; also a member of the Defender cross country team.

Bailey Vande Griend Long Distance SR Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2020-21: all-conference in the steeplechase (6th); four top 10's during the outdoor season; two top 10 finishes in six indoor meets; 

2019-20: competed in four meets during indoor season; one top 10 finish.

2018-19: competed in eight meets with one top 10 finish.

Academic: Computer Science / Data Science / Statistics major; 2x NAIA Scholar Athlete; 4-year member of the Defender cross country team.

Dayton Brunsting Middle Distance FR Hull, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...standout, three-sport athlete for Boyden-Hull High School...3x all-conference in cross country, state qualifier as a member of the 4x800 relay...member of the Comets state championship basketball team and two runner-up squads.

Academic: Actuarial Science major; also runs for the Defender cross country team.

Tyler Vander Molen Throws SO Pella, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...competed in track and field and football for Pella High School; part of a Dutch football team that won the state title as  a sophomore and state runner-up as a junior.

Academic: HHP: Exercise Science major.

Joshua Deines Sprints JR Marshall, Minn.

2020-21: earned all-conference honors as a member of the 4x100 relay (5th place); competed in 16 meets with 15 top 10 finishes; one 1st place finish.

2019-20: all-conference in both long jump (6th) and 4x400 (6th) during indoor season; competed in six meets with 11 top 10 finishes for the indoor season.

Academic: Civil Engineering major. 

Michael Vander Plaats Long Distance SO Sioux Center, Iowa

2020-21: competed in seven meets as a sophomore.

Academic: Business Administration / Information Systems major; also runs cross country for the Defenders.

 

Avery Den Herder Long Distance JR Sioux Center, Iowa

2020-21: competed in three meets with four top 10 finishes.

2019-20: competed in four meets with one top 10 finish.

Academic: Engineering major; also runs for the Defender cross country team.

Joshua Van Hulzen Hurdles JR Sac City, Iowa

2020-21: all-conference in the 110m hurdles (5th); GPAC runner-up in the 55m hurdles; competed in 12 meets with 12 top 10 finishes.

2019-20: GPAC runner-up in the 60m hurdles; competed in six meets with five top 10 finishes during the indoor season.

Academic: Mechanical Engineering major / Physics, Agriculture minor. 

Brooks De Waard Long Distance SR Lynden, Washington

2020-21: competed in six meets and totaled five top 10 finishes.

2019-20: competed in five meets during the indoor season; one top 10 finish.

2018-19: earned all-conference honors with a 5th place finish in the 5K (outdoor); competed in 11 meets and recorded six top 10 finishes.

Academic: Business Administration: Construction Management major; also a 2x national qualifier and all-conference runner for the Defender cross country team.

Kendall Van Zanten Long Distance SR Mount Vernon, Washington

2020-21: competed in five meets with one top 10 finish during the outdoor season.

2019-20: competed in five meets during the indoor season; recorded three top 10 finishes.

2018-19: competed in 11 meets as a freshman.

Academic: Environmental Studies / National Resource Management major; also runs for the Defender cross country team. 

Jonathan Eisma Sprints SO Edgerton, Minnesota

2020-21: competed in 14 meets with 14 top 10 finishes. 

Academic: Accounting major. 

Lance Van Zee Long Distance SR Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2020-21: NAIA All-American (4th place) and GPAC Champion as a member of the 4x800 relay during the indoor season; 13 top 10 finishes.

2019-20: competed in four meets with four top 10 finishes during the indoor season.

2018-19: ran in two meets during the indoor season; two top 10 finishes.

Academic: Accounting, Business Administration / Finance major; also runs for the Defender cross country team.

Carson Elbers Sprints FR Rock Valley, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...played multiple sports for Western Christian High School (Iowa); state qualifier in the 4x400 and 4x800; placed 5th in the 4x400 in 2019; all-conference honors in the sprint medley, 4x400 and 4x800.

Academic: Business Administration / Finance / Management major.

Nic Veldhorst Long Distance SR Oostburg, Wisconsin

2020-21: national qualifier and GPAC Champion in the steeplechase; all-conference in the 5K (6th) during indoor season; ran in 13 meets with 14 top 10 finishes.

2019-20: did not compete.

2018-19: national qualifier as a member of the distance medley; GPAC Champion in the steeplechase; all-conference in the 3K (5th); competed in nine meets with six top 10 finishes.

Academic: Business Administration / Psychology major; 2x NAIA Scholar Athlete; also a 4x national qualifier and all-conference runner for the Defender cross country team.

Zach Elbers Long Distance SR Rock Valley, Iowa

2020-21: did not compete.

2019-20: competed in five meets during the indoor season; one top 10 finish.

Academic: Business Administration / Finance / Marketing and Management major; also a member of the Defender cross country team.

Aiden Vorster Long Distance FR Chino Hills, California

Prior to Dordt...competed in cross country and track and field for Ontario Christian...qualified for the CIF State Finals as a junior...named the Ambassador League Boy's Cross Country and Track Athlete of the Year...won the league's individual cross country championship...also the league's 1600m and 3200m champion.

Academic: Nursing major; also runs cross country for the Defenders.

Trey Engen Long Distance JR Algona, Iowa

2020-21: NAIA National Champion as a member of the 4x800 relay (outdoor); All-American in both the 4x800 relay (outdoor) and Distance Medley (7th - indoor); 4x all-conference; Drake Relays champion in the 4x800mile and 1000m (indoor) and 800m and 1500m (outdoor); six 1st place finishes.

2019-20: All-American honors with a third place finish in the Distance Medley; GPAC runner-up / all-conference honors in the 1000m and mile; two 1st place and eight top 10 finishes.

Academic: Criminal Justice, Political Science major; NAIA Scholar Athlete; also a three-year member for the Defender cross country team; qualified for nationals and earned all-conference honors as a junior.

Luke Wagner Sprints SO Primghar, Iowa

2020-21: national qualifier as a member of the 4x400 relay during both the indoor and outdoor seasons; GPAC Champion in the 4x400 (outdoor); all-conference in the 4x100 (outdoor) and 400m (indoor); ran in 18 meets with 41 top 10 finishes as a freshman.

Academic: Biology major.

Logan Franken Sprints FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...three-sports standout for Unity Christian High School (football, basketball and track and field); state champion in the 4x100 and sprint medley; state qualifier in the 100m, 200m and 4x400m.

Academic: Accounting / Business Administration / Finance major.

Cole Zevenbergen Sprints SO Rock Valley, Iowa

2020-21: NAIA All-American in the 600m (5th) and 4x400 (2nd) during indoor season; national qualifier in the 4x400 and 4x800 during both the indoor and outdoor seasons; GPAC Champion in the 4x800 (outdoor) and 4x400 (indoor); all-conference in the 600m (4th) and 800m (3rd).

Academic: Secondary Education / History major; American Government minor.

Justin Groen Hurdles JR Des Moines, Iowa

2020-21: competed in 12 meets with 13 top 10 finishes. 

2019-20: competed in six meets with two top 10 finishes.

Academic: Business Administration / Marketing major.

Caden Zonnefeld Long Distance SR Sioux Center, Iowa

2020-21: competed in six meets during indoor season; three top 10 finishes.

2019-20: competed in three meets with one top 10 finish during the indoor season.

2018-19: competed in 11 meets; three top 10 finishes.

Academic: Math / Data Science / Statistics major. 

Henry Hakanson Long Distance FR Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Prior to Dordt...ran for the Heritage Christian High School (Minn.) cross country and track and field teams...finished 15th in the Region 5A Championship...also competed at the Minnesota State Cross Country Ski Championship.

Academic: Engineering major; also runs for the Defender cross country team.

Brady Fergen Pole Vault FR Menno, South Dakota

Academic: Biology major; also plays volleyball for the Defenders.

Loyal Johnson Long Distance JR Burr, Nebraska

2020-21: competed in nine meets with one top 10 finish.

2019-20: competed in five meets during the indoor season.

Academic: Agriculture / Animal Science major; also runs for the Defender cross country team.

Silas Koros Long Distance SO Kipkabus, Kenya

2020-21: competed in one meet.

Academic: Computer Science major; also runs for the Defender cross country team.

Priver Kipruto Long Distance FR Eldoret, Kenya

Academic: Nursing major; also runs for the Defender cross country team.

Payton Mauldin Sprints SO George, Iowa

2020-21: NAIA National Champion and All-American in the 4x800 (outdoor); NAIA All-American and national runner-up in the 600m and 4x400 (indoor); national qualifier in the 4x400 (outdoor); Drake Relays champion in the 4x800; GPAC Champion in the 600m and 4x400 (indoor) and in the 4x400 and 4x800 (outdoor); all-conference in the 400m (outdoor) and 800m (indoor); competed in 18 meets with 41 top 10's.

Academic: English / Language Arts - Secondary Education major.

Peyton Miller Sprints, Hurdles SR Wellman, Iowa

2020-21: GPAC Champion as a member of the 4x800 (indoor); competed in 14 meets with 19 top 10's. 

2019-20: competed in six meets with five top 10's during the indoor season.

2018-19: competed in 11 meets with nine top 10's. 

Academic: Electrical Engineering major. 

Jebadiah Merkle Middle Distance SR Chaska, Minnesota

2020-21: NAIA All-American in the 4x800 (4th place) and Distance Medley (5th place) during the indoor season; national qualifier in the 800m (indoor); GPAC Champion in the 4x800 (outdoor); all-conference in the 800m (6th - outdoor) and in the 800m (7th) and mile (8th) during indoor season; competed in 14 meets with 19 top 10's.

2019-20: national qualifier as a member of the 4x800; all-conference in the 800m (3rd) and mile (4th) during the indoor season; competed in six meets with eight top 10's. 

2018-19: NAIA National Champion in the 4x800 (outdoor); NAIA All-American and national runner-up in the 4x800 (indoor); GPAC Champion in the 4x800 (indoor and outdoor); all-conference in the 800m (5th - indoor) and 1500m (8th - outdoor); competed in 13 meets with 16 top 10's.

Academic: Mechanical Engineering major; also runs for the Defender cross country team; earned all-conference in cross country during the 2020 season.

Josiah Merkle Throws SO Chaska, Minnesota

2020-21: competed in eight meets.

Academic: Engineering major. 

Nick Ochoa Sprints FR Ripon, California

Prior to Dordt...played linebacker and fullback for the Ripon Christian High School football team; competed for the Mountain House Jr. Mustangs track and field program; qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics in 2017-18.

Academic: Accounting / Business Administration / Finance major.

Brayden Robards Sprints FR Milford, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...competed in track and field and football for Okoboji High School; state qualifier in the shuttle hurdle relay; finished sixth at the state meet as a senior.

Academic: Digital Media Production major.

Enock Rop Long Distance FR Eldoret, Kenya

Academic: Physical Education, K-12 Education and Health major; also runs for the Defender cross country team.

Riley Ruhaak Long Distance FR Vermillion, South Dakota

Prior to Dordt...competed four years in both cross country and track and field for Vermillion High School...two-time regional champion in cross country...placed among the top 25 at the state meet three years (21, 11th and 6th)...part of a cross country team that finished as the state runner-up three times.

Academic: Environmental Science major; also runs for the Defender cross country team.

Ryan Schober Sprints FR Nampa, Idaho

Prior to Dordt...competed for the Nampa Christian High School track and field team; state qualifier in the 100m (2018); also played basketball for Nampa Christian. 

Academic: Agriculture major.

Joe Anderson Long Distance JR George, Iowa

2020-21: NAIA All-American in the Distance Medley (7th place); all-conference in the 1000m (5th) and mile (4th) during the indoor season; all-conference in the 5K (4th) during outdoor; 14 top 10 finishes. 

2019-20: all-conference in the mile (3rd); five top 10 finishes during the indoor season. 

Academic: Civil Engineering major; NAIA Scholar Athlete; is also a 3x national qualifier and all-conference runner for the Defender Cross Country team. 

Joey Schoonhoven Long Distance JR Ireton, Iowa

2020-21: competed in eight meets with five top 10's.

2019-20: competed in five meets during the indoor season with two top 10 finishes.

Academic: Business Administration / Marketing major.

Luke Albright Sprints FR Wellman, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...competed for the Mid-Prairie Wellman High School track and field team.

Academic: Mechanical Engineering major.

Thaniel Schroeder Long Distance JR Spencer, S.D.

2020-21: national qualifier in the distance medley; GPAC Champion as a member of the 4x800 (indoor); all-conference in the 800m (6th - indoor) and 5K (5th-outdoor); competed in 14 meets with 17 top 10 finishes.

2019-20: GPAC Champion in the 4x800 (indoor); all-conference in the 800m (7th); competed in five meets during indoor season with six top 10 finishes.

Academic: Business Administration / Finance major; NAIA Scholar Athlete; 2x national qualifier for the Defender cross country team.

Kyle Baumert Hurdles JR Saronville, Neb.

2020-21: competed in 10 meets as a sophomore; recorded13 top 10 finishes.

2019-20: all-conference in the 60m hurdles (6th); competed in six meets with three top 10 finishes as a freshman.

Academic: Agriculture / Plant Science major.

Peter Shippy Long Distance JR Sioux Center, Iowa

2020-21: GPAC Champion as a member of the 4x800 (Indoor); 11 top 10 finishes.

2019-20: GPAC Champion as a member of the 4x800 (Indoor); four top 10 finishes during the indoor season.

Academic: Computer Science major; also competes for the Defender cross country team; national qualifier and all-conference runner for the Defenders in cross country.