Women's Track Roster

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2022 Women's Varsity Track and Field

Name Position(s) Year Hometown
Saydie Clark Pole Vault FR Plainview, Minnesota

Prior to Dordt...competed four years for the Plainview - Elgin - Millville track and fifeld team; runner-up finish in the pole vault at sectionals in 2021.

Academic: HHP - Exercise Science major.

Sydney Stiemsma Long Distance SR Hull, Iowa

2021: earned all-conference honors (5th place) in the 10K during the outdoor season; competed in 10 meets with six top 10 finishes.

2020: competed in five meets during the indoor season.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Psychology major / HHP General minor. also runs cross country for the Defenders.

Grace Vandewater Sprints SO Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Academic: Social Work major.

 

Jaelyn Dragt Jumps SO Abbotsford, British Columbia

2021: all-conference honors (4th place) in the triple jump (indoor season); competed in 11 meets with eight top 10 finishes in the triple jump. 

Academic: Social Work / Community Development major.

Anmarie Stuit Hurdles, Sprints SR Sheldon, Iowa

2021: NAIA National Champion as a member of the 4x800 (outdoor); NAIA Runner-Up in the 4x400 (indoor); All-American in the 4x800, 4x400 (indoor/outdoor) and 600m (4th); GPAC Champion in both the 4x800 and 4x400 (indoor); all-conference 3x (4x400, 4x800 and 400m hurdles-3rd); competed in 16 meets with 31 top 10 finishes.

2020: NAIA All-American in the 4x400 (6th place) during the indoor season; national qualifier in both the 4x400 and 600m; GPAC Champion in the 600m, all-conference in 600m and 4x400 (2nd); competed in seven meets with 11 top 10 finishes during the indoor season.

2019: national qualifier in the 400m hurdles and 4x400; GPAC Champion in the 400m hurdles; all-conference honors in the 400m hurdles, 4x400 (indoor/outdoor) and 4x800 (indoor); competed in 15 meets with 25 top 10 finishes.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Elementary Education / General Classroom; Early Childhood / Special Education.

Sloane Zeller Long Distance SO Phoenix, Arizona

Prior to Dordt...competed in multiple sports for Valley Lutheran High School (Ariz.); lettered in volleyball, softball and track and field.

Academic: Psychology / Social Work major; Spanish minor; also runs cross country for the Defenders.

Paige Decker Jumps SO Lynden, Washington

2021: all-conference (8th place) in the triple jump; competed in 12 meets as a freshman with 20 top 10 finishes in high jump / triple jump.

Academic: Elementary Education - General Classroom / Middle School Classroom. 

Tayah Struble Sprints FR Onawa, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...ran multiple years for the West Monona High School track and field team; qualified for state as a member of the 4x400, 4x800 and sprint medley; won state title in the 4x400 as a senior; finished fourth at state in 4x800

Academic: Communications / Public Relations major.

Cori De Jong High Jump SR Sheldon, Iowa

2021: NAIA All-American in the high jump (5th place) during the outdoor season; all-conference in high jump during both indoor (5th) and outdoor (6th) seasons; competed in 14 meets with 14 top 10 finishes.

2020: all-conference in the high jump (5th) during the indoor season; competed in five meets with five top 10 finishes for the indoor season.

2019: national qualifier in the high jump (outdoor); all-conference honors during both indoor (7th) and outdoor (5th) seasons; competed in 13 meets with 10 top 10 finishes.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Nursing major. 

Bethany Ten Haken Long Distance JR Milaca, Minnesota

2021: NAIA National Champion as a member of the 4x800 (outdoor); All-American honors in the 4x800 (outdoor), 800m (8th-indoor) and DMR (6th-indoor); GPAC Champion in the 4x800 (indoor); all-conference in the 1500m (4th), 800 (indoor-5th) and 4x800 (indoor/outdoor); competed in 16 meets with 22 top 10 finishes.

2020: All-American as a member of the 4x800 (7th place) during the indoor season; GPAC Champion in the 4x800 and all-conference honors in both the 800m (2nd) and 4x800; competed in six meets with nine top 10 finishes during the indoor season.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Elementary Education - General Classroom major; also runs for the Defenders cross country team; national qualifier and all-conference in cross country.

Ella De Jong Sprints, Hurdles JR Nampa, Idaho

2021: competed in six meets during the outdoor season as a hurdler and thrower; three top 10 finishes; qualified for conference in the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles.

Academic: Business Administration / English / Writing major.

Lynne Tormoehlen Throws FR Springfield, Kentucky

Prior to Dordt...competed for the Washinton County High School track and field team.  Signing Day Release

Academic: Agriculture / Agri-Business major.

Danika De Wit Sprints FR Washta, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...competed for the River Valley High School track and field team.

Academic: Agriculture / Agri-Business major. 

Rebecca Tjeerdsma Sprints JR Harrisburg, S.D.

2021: competed in seven meets during her sophomore season.

2020: competed in five meets as a freshman.

Academic: Civil Engineering major.

Kelsey Evenhouse Sprints, Throws FR Nampa, Idaho

Prior to Dordt...competed four years for the Nampa Christian High School track and field team; qualified for state in the 200m as a freshman. 

Academic: HHP / Business Administration / Management major.

Brenna Tolkamp Long Distance SR DeMotte, Indiana

2021: all-conference in the 10K (4th place) and 5K (7th place); competed in nine meets during her junior year; 10 top 10 finishes.

2020: competed in five meets with one top 10 finish during the indoor season.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Psychology / Health Care Communication major; also a national qualifier and all-conference runner for the Defenders cross country team.

Sadie Feucht Long Distance FR Larchwood, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...competed for the West Lyon High School cross country and track teams.

Academic: Biology major / Chemistry minor; also runs for the Defenders cross country team.

Ashley Vandermeer Sprints, Jumps JR White, S.D.

2021: all-conference honors with a sixth place (indoor) and eighth place (outdoor) in triple jump; competed in 12 meets with 26 top 10 finishes.

2020: competed in six meets with five top 10 finishes during indoor season as a freshman.

Academic: Business Administration major. 

Alexa Fredericksen Long Distance SO Aurelia, Iowa

2021: competed in eight meets with a pair of top 10 finishes. 

Academic: Psychology major / HHP minor; also runs for the Defenders cross country team.

Megan Vander Kooi Sprints FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...competed for the Unity Christian High School track and field team.  

Academic: Biology major / Criminal Justice minor.

Jenna Gleason Throws FR Owatonna, Minnesota

Prior to Dordt...  Signing Day Press Release

Academic: Nursing major / Psychology; Biomechanical Science major. 

Sydney Van Essen Hurdles FR Edgerton, Minnesota

Prior to Dordt...competed for the Southwest Minnesota Christian High School track and field team.

Academic: Criminal Justice major.

Anna Herman Sprints SO Boise, Idaho

2021: NAIA All-American as part of the Distance Medley (6th place); all-conference honors in both the 400 (7th) and 4x400 (2nd) during the outdoor season; competed in 13 meets and recorded 19 top 10 finishes. 

Academic: Accounting major / Music Performance minor.

Alexa Veldhuisen Long Distance SR Emo, Ontario

2021: competed in seven meets with six top 10 finishes.

2019-20: missed both seasons due to injury.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Nursing major; also runs cross country for the Defenders; national qualifier as a senior.

Emilee Heynen Sprints FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...competed in both track and softball for Western Christian High School (Iowa); state champion as a member of the 4x800 relay; state qualifier three years.

Academic: Social Work major.

Emily Wingert High Jump, Sprints FR Boone, Iowa

Prior To Dordt...competed for the Boone High School (Iowa) track and field team and swim teams; state qualifier as a member of the sprint medley.  Signing Day Press Release

Academic: Nursing major.

Annika Homan Long Distance SO Appleton, Wisconsin

2021: All-American as a member of the Distance Medley (6th place); all-conference in the 3000m (4th) during indoor and the 5K (3rd) for outdoor; competed in nine meets and totaled 11 top 10 finishes. 

Academic: Math / Statistics major; also a 2x NAIA Qualifier for the Defenders cross country team.

Prior to Dordt...2x state qualifier competing for the Fox Valley Lutheran High School cross country team; 4x all-conference in cross country; state track and field qualifier in the 1600m, 3200m and 4x800.

Eden Winslow Long Distance JR Culver City, California

2021: national qualifier in the 3K for indoor season; GPAC Champion in the 3K, all-conference (6th) in the 5K; competed in 10 meets with 12 top 10 finishes.

2020: all-conference honors in the 3K (3rd) during the indoor season; competed in five meets with three top 10 finishes.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Mechanical / Biomedical Engineering major; also runs cross country for the Defenders where she is a three-time national qualifier and all-conference runner

Maddie Hurt Long Distance JR Le Mars, Iowa

2021: competed in five meets as a sophomore.

Academic: Elementary Education - General Classroom major; also runs for the Defenders cross country team.

Shanoah De Waard Long Distance SO Lynden, Washington

2021: competed in seven meets with three top 10 finishes; qualified for GPAC Outdoor Championships in the 1500m.

2020: ran in four meets during the indoor season.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Biology / Chemistry - Secondary Education major; Middle School Classroom minor; also runs cross country for the Defenders.

Lauren Johnson Long Distance FR Mahtomedi, Minnesota

Prior to Dordt...competed for the Mahtomedi High School cross country and track and field team.

Career Results

Academic: Math / Actuarial Science major.

Bailey Beckman Sprints, Jumps JR Panora, Iowa

 

Academic: Exercise Science major. 

*also plays basketball for the Defenders.

Jessica Kampman Long Distance JR Abbotsford, British Columbia

2021: All-American (6th place) in the Distance Medley during the indoor season; GPAC Champion in the Steeplechase (Outdoor); All-Conference in both the 1000m (5th) and mile (5th) during indoor season; competed in 11 meets with 14 top 10 finishes.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; HHP - Exercise Science major;  also a 2x time All-American in cross country for the Defenders.

Zoe Hoekstra Long Distance SR Sioux Center, Iowa

Academic: Communications / Public Relations major; also ran cross country for the Defenders one year (2021).

Lexie Kampman High Jump, Sprints FR Abbotsford, British Columbia

Prior to Dordt...competed for the Abbotsford Christian School track and field and cross country teams.

Academic: Business Administration / Psychology major. 

Alexandra Lund Long Distance SR Escondido, California

2021: competed in four meets during the indoor season; four top 10 finishes.

2020: competed in six meets with a pair of top 10 finishes.

2019: competed in five meets with four top 10 finishes during the outdoor season.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Biology major / Chemistry minor.

Braelyn Kamstra Long Distance FR Rock Valley, Iowa

Prior to Dordt...competed in cross country and track and field for Western Christian High School.

Academic: Elementary Education - General Classroom major; also runs for the Defenders cross country team.

Greichaly Ellens Long Distance JR Harlan, Iowa

2021: competed in nine meets as a sophomore; five top 10 finishes.

2020: competed in five meets during the indoor season as a freshman.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Elementary Education - General Classroom major; also runs cross country for the Defenders.

Samantha Anema Sprints FR Ripon, California

Prior to Dordt...competed in volleyball and basketball for Ripon Christian High School (Calif.)

Academic: Biology major.

Kelly Koetsier Long Distance JR Listowel, Ontario

2021: competed in nine meets (5 indoor, 4 outdoor). 

Academic: HHP - Exercise Science / Sports Management major; also runs cross country for the Defenders.

Taylor Anema Middle Distance JR Ripon, California

2021: NAIA All-American as a member of the Distance Medley; national qualifier in the 5K (indoor) and 10K (outdoor); GPAC Champion in the 5K (indoor); GPAC runner-up in the 3K (indoor) and in the 5K (outdoor); 14 top 10 finishes. 

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Biology / Public Health major; Psychology minor; also runs for the Defenders cross country team where she is a two-time national qualifier; won GPAC Cross Country Championship as a freshman.

Grace Kooistra Sprints SO Emo, Ontario

2021: competed in 11 meets as a freshman; 6 top 10 finishes.

Academic: HHP - Exercise Science major. 

Emma Bakker Sprints SR Edmonton, Alberta

2021: 3x NAIA All-American; National runner-up in the 400m and 4x400 (indoor); sixth place finish in the 4x400 at outdoor; GPAC Champion in the 400m (outdoor) and 4x400 (indoor); all-conference honors in eight events (4 indoor / 4 outdoor); GPAC runner-up in the 200m, 400m (indoor) and seventh in the 55m; GPAC runner-up in the 4x400 (outdoor), third place in the 4x100, 5th place in the 200m and 8th in the 100m.

2020: NAIA All-American (6th place) in the 4x400 (Indoor); All-Conference in three events; GPAC runner-up in both the 400m and 4x400; 3rd place finish in the 200m (indoor season); 14 top 10 finishes.

2019: all-conference honors in the 4x400 (5th place) during indoor season; 15 top 10 finishes. 

Academic: Art / Graphic Design - Architectural Design major; Business / Digital marketing minor. 

Mika Kooistra Sprints SR Emo, Ontario

2021: NAIA National Champion as a member of the 4x800 relay (outdoor); National runner-up and All-American in the 4x400 (indoor); All-American in the 600m (3rd) and 4x400 (6th - outdoor); GPAC Champion in the 600m, 4x400 and 4x800; GPAC runner-up in the 800m, 4x400 and 4x800; competed in 18 meets with 37 top 10 finishes.

2020: NAIA All-American in the 4x400 (6th place) during outdoor season; national qualifier in the 4x400 during indoor; all-conference honors in the 400m (6th) and 4x400 (2nd) during indoor season; competed in seven meets with 11 top 10 finishes.

2019: national qualifier in the 4x400; all-conference in the 400m and 4x400m during outdoor season; all-conference (5th) in the 4x400 (indoor); competed in 11 meets with 16 top 10 finishes.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Biology / Environmental Science major; Community Development minor. 

Mikayla Balt Jumps JR Escondido, California

2021: seven top 10 finishes; won the long jump at the Dordt Triangular.

2020: one top 10 finish; competed in five meets during the indoor season.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Environmental Studies / National Resource Management major.

Elyse Kuperus Long Distance SR Manhattan, Montana

2021: competed in 10 meets with seven top 10 finishes.

2020: competed in five meets during indoor season; two top 10 finishes.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Nursing major / Biomedical Sciences; also runs cross country for the Defenders; qualified for nationals as a senior.

Mary Kate Bandstra Sprints JR Pella, Iowa

2021: competed in nine meets and recorded 14 top 10 finishes. 

2020: competed in five meets with one top 10 finish.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Business Administration / Marketing major.

Whitney Minderhoud Long Distance JR Sanborn, Iowa

2021: all-conference honors with a runner-up finish in the 4x800 (outdoor); competed in nine meets and posted seven top 10 finishes as a freshman.

Prior to Dordt...4x state qualifier competing for the Western Christian High School cross country team; state qualifier in the 1500m, 3000m, 4x800 and distance medley; finished fourth at state in DMR and 4x800.

Academic: Elementary Education - General Classroom major; also a member of the Defenders cross country team.

Alexandra Beckmann Sprints, Multi-Events SO Yellowhead County, Alberta

2021: all-conference in both the 200m (7th) and 4x100 relay (3rd) during the outdoor season; competed in nine meets as a freshman and totaled 18 top 10 finishes.

Academic: Agriculture major. 

Margreth Mwakyusa Sprints, Jumps FR Arusha, Tanzania

Academic: Nursing major.

Adeline Bergstrom Sprints FR Hernando, Florida

Prior to Dordt...attended the University of Nebraska for one year; competed in track and field for Omaha Christian Academy.

Academic: Business Administration / International major; also plays soccer for the Defenders.

Margaret Myskowski Long Distance SO Big Lake, Minnesota

2021: all-conference honors in the 5K during both indoor (6th) and outdoor (7th) seasons; competed in eight meets as a freshman; recorded eight top 10 finishes.

Academic: Biology / Public Health major; also runs cross country for the Defenders; 2x national qualifier; earned all-conference honors as a sophomore.

Prior to Dordt...

Emily Brinkman Long Distance SO Colo, Iowa

2021: did not compete due to injury.

Academic: Environmental Science / Community Development major; also runs cross country for the Defenders.

Erika Nikkel Sprints SO Pella, Iowa

2021: all-conference as a member of the 4x100 relay (3rd place); competed in 12 meets during her freshman season; finished among the top 10 in 15 races.

Academic: Nursing major. 

Prior to Dordt....competed in track and field for Pella Christian; state qualifier. 

Cassie Brandsma Sprints, High Jump JR Abbotsford, British Columbia

2021: National qualifier in the high jump during the outdoor sesaon; GPAC Champion in the high jump (outdoor); all-conference in the high jump in both indoor and outdoor seasons; all-conference as a member of the 4x400 (3rd place) during the outdoor season; competed in nine meets with 14 top 10 finishes.

2020: all-conference in the high jump (8th) during the indoor season; competed in six meets with eight top 10 finishes.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Nursing major.

Mary Kate LeLoux Long Distance SR Rock Valley, Iowa

2021: all-conference in the 5K (4th place) during the indoor season; competed in 10 meets with seven top 10 finishes. 

2020: did not compete.

2019: did not compete.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Biology / Public Health major; Sociology minor. also runs cross country for the Defenders; national qualifier as a junior. 

Annika Brands Long Distance SR Edgerton, Minnesota

2021: competed in three meets during the indoor season; two top 10 finishes.

2020: did not compete.

2019: all-conference honors in the 4x800 relay (4th place) during the outdoor season; competed in seven meets with three top 10 finishes.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Elementary Education - General Classroom major; Middle School classroom minor; also runs for the Defenders cross country team.

Sherryl Mae Rowe Long Distance SO Albia, Iowa

2021: competed in six meets during her freshman year. 

Academic: Computer Science major; also competes for the Defenders cross country team.

Caitlin Brown Sprints FR Orange Cove, California

Academic: Agriculture / Animal Science major.

Taylor Rus Sprints SR Sioux Center, Iowa

2021: competed in 10 meets with five top 10 finishes as a junior.

2020: competed in two meets during the indoor season.

2019: ran in five meets as a freshman.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; Communications / Healthcare Communications major; Psychology minor. 

Stephanie Mere Long Distance SO Bakau, Gambia

Academic: Business Administration / Marketing major; Communication Studies minor. 

Lucy Borkowski Long Distance SO Manila, Iowa

2021: all-conference in the 10K (6th place) during the outdoor season; competed in eight meets with three top 10 finishes during her freshman season.

Academic: Biology / Public Health major; Spanish minor; also runs cross country for the Defenders and a national qualifier in 2021.

Tiana Schroeder Middle Distance, Sprints SR Spencer, S.D.

2021: did not compete.

2020: did not compete.

2019: all-conference honors in the 800m (8th) during indoor season; competed in nine meets with four top 10 finishes.

Academic: NAIA Scholar Athlete; HHP - Exercise Science major / Biomedical Sciences minor; also runs for the Defenders cross country team; national qualifier in 2018. 

Faith Measel Multi-Events SO Litchfield Park, Arizona

2021: competed in four meets with a pair of top 10 finishes during the outdoor season. 

Academic: Chemistry major / Biology and Criminal Justice minor; also plays basketball for the Defenders.

Linnea Clark Long Distance SR Plainview, Minnesota

2021: did not compete.

2020: competed in four meets during the indoor season.

2019: did not compete.

2018: ran in nine meets with two top 10 finishes.

Academic: Elementary Education; K-12 Education; also runs cross country for the Defenders.

Darby Schuiteman Long Distance SO Orange City, Iowa

2021: competed in one meet as a freshman.

Academic: Agriculture / Animal Science major; Biology / Spanish minor; also runs cross country for the Defenders.

Prior to Dordt...ran for the Unity Christian cross country and track and field teams; 4x state qualifier and part of four Knights teams that won the conference championship.

Bethany Vasecka Sprints SO Tea, South Dakota

Prior to Dordt...averaged eight points and 4.6 rebounds per game in an abbreviated season playing for the University of Wisconsin – River Falls basketball team; competed for the New Prague High School basketball, cross country and track and field teams where she earned all-conference honors. 

Academic: HHP – Exercise Science major.