Dordt College News

Dordt Runners Claim All-GPAC Honors

November 8, 2012

(Wednesday, November 7; Sioux Center, Iowa) Eight Dordt College runners earned all-GPAC honors along following the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship Meet on Saturday, November 3.

Runners finishing in the top-15 of their respective races automatically earn all-conference honors.

The Dordt runners earning all-GPAC honors were:
Lauren Opp-3rd place (Sophomore; Garner, Iowa)
Merissa Harkema 4th place (Senior; Hudsonville, Michigan)
Kayla Byl 5th place (Freshman; Sioux Center, Iowa)
Abby De Vries 6th place (Sophomore; Maurice, Iowa)
Renee Buikema 7th place (Sophomore; Brookfield, Wisconsin)
Katie Bonnema 8th place (Junior; Ireton, Iowa)
Ryan Tholen 5th place (Senior; Tracy, Minnesota)
Nathan Jackson 8th place (Sophomore; Tracy, California)

Buikema and Harkema are repeat honorees after earning the same honors in 2011.

Tholen and Jackson qualified for the NAIA National Championship meet with their finishes and the women’s team earned a berth by virtue of their conference championship performance on Saturday, November 3.

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