Men's Varsity Track and Field @ GPAC Championships

GPAC Championships

All Day - Saturday, February 18, 2012
Lincoln, Nebraska
Non-conference Match


<p>Dordt College posted their best ever finish in the GPAC Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, February 18 in Lincoln. The women's team finished second to Doane by four points and the men claimed eighth with 37 points.
</p><p>Dordt College was led by Briana Vander Woude (Junior; Clara City, Minnesota) who was named outstanding performer of the meet. Vander Woude was credited with scoring 42 points in the Defender effort. She won the pentathlon on Friday for ten points and followed that with wins in the 60 meter hurdles (:08.96) and the long jump (18-1). She cleared 5-4.5 in the high jump for fifth place and was second in the 60 meter dash in :07.88. She also clocked a seventh place time of :26.37 in the 200 meters for seventh.
</p><p>Katie Bonnema (Sophomore; Ireton, Iowa) also turned heads at the meet with a pair of wins in the 400 and 800 with times of :57.09 and 2:18.13 respectively. Bonnema also ran on the 4 x 400 team that claimed second place in 4:00.58. </p>
Dordt trailed Doane by two points entering the 4 x 400 but the Tigers held Dordt off for first and the Defenders were second in the race, securing their best ever finish in the GPAC Championships.
</p><p>Points were harder to come by for the men. Nic Pfeifle, who has been battling injury most of the season, finished third in the 400 meters with a :48.69 and he was on the second place 4 x 400 team along with Alex Henderson, Aaron Floen and Joe Lammers that timed out a 3:17.57.</p>
Event 2 Men 60 Meter Hurdles <br /><br />
6 Francis, Erin Dordt College 8.61 <br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 3 Men 200 Meter Dash<br /></p>
<p>7 Floen, Aaron Dordt College 22.65<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 4 Men 400 Meter Dash<br /><br /><br />
3 Pfeifle, Nic Dordt College 48.69 NAIA<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 7 Men 1000 Meter Run<br /><br /><br />
4 Bierma, Tim Dordt College 2:33.40<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 8 Men 1 Mile Run<br /><br /><br />
5 Tudor, Eric Dordt College 4:19.75 NAIA<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 11 Men 4x400 Meter Relay<br /><br /><br />
2 Dordt College 3:17.57 NAIA<br /><br /><br />
1) Henderson, Alex 2) Floen, Aaron<br /><br /><br />
3) Lammers, Joseph 4) Pfeifle, Nic<br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 12 Men 4x800 Meter Relay<br /><br /><br />
3 Dordt College 7:56.88<br /><br /><br />
1) Byma, Jake 2) McNamara, Stephan<br /><br /><br />
3) Kischer, Trent 4) Bierma, Tim<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 16 Men Pole Vault<br /><br /><br />
7 Brinkerhoff, Jon Dordt College 13-11.25<br /><br /><br />
8 Huff, Brett Dordt College 13-11.25<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 20 Women 60 Meter Dash<br /><br /><br />
2 Vander Woude, Briana Dordt College 7.88<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 21 Women 60 Meter Hurdles<br /><br /><br />
1 Vander Woude, Briana Dordt College 8.96 NAIA<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 22 Women 200 Meter Dash<br /><br /><br />
7 Vander Woude, Bria Dordt College 26.37<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 23 Women 400 Meter Dash<br /><br /><br />
1 Bonnema, Katie Dordt College 57.09 NAIA<br /><br /><br />
8 Van Beek, Kari Dordt College 1:00.92<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 24 Women 600 Meter Run<br /><br /><br />
8 Koerner, Lillie Dordt College 1:39.73<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 25 Women 800 Meter Run<br /><br /><br />
1 Bonnema, Katie Dordt College 2:18.13 NAIA<br /><br /><br />
7 Duncan, Nichole Dordt College 2:22.71<br /><br /><br />
8 Koerner, Lillie Dordt College 2:23.01<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 26 Women 1000 Meter Run<br /><br /><br />
3 Harkema, Merissa Dordt College 3:03.53<br /><br /><br />
4 Wilgenburg, Whitne Dordt College 3:04.26<br /><br /><br />
6 Buikema, Renee Dordt College 3:08.80<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 27 Women 1 Mile Run<br /><br /><br />
4 Harkema, Merissa Dordt College 5:12.01<br /><br /><br />
5 Wilgenburg, Whitney Dordt College 5:12.77<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 28 Women 3000 Meter Run<br /><br /><br />
5 Opp, Lauren Dordt College 10:47.79<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 29 Women 5000 Meter Run<br /><br /><br />
6 Steiger, Michelle Dordt College 18:33.62<br /><br /><br />
7 Opp, Lauren Dordt College 19:00.12<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 30 Women 4x400 Meter Relay<br /><br /><br />
2 Dordt College 4:00.58 NAIA<br /><br /><br />
1) Van Beek, Kari 2) Troost, Kaitlin<br /><br /><br />
3) Postma, Tara 4) Bonnema, Katie<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 31 Women 4x800 Meter Relay<br /><br /><br />
2 Dordt College 9:37.26 NAIA<br /><br /><br />
1) Sahagian, Samantha 2) De Vries, Abby<br /><br /><br />
3) Buikema, Renee 4) Duncan, Nichole<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 32 Women Long Jump<br /><br /><br />
1 Vander Woude, Briana Dordt College NAIA 18-01.00<br /><br /><br />
3 Vander Zee, Crystal Dordt College NAIA 17-11.75<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 33 Women Triple Jump<br /><br /><br />
2 Vander Zee, Crystal Dordt College 36-07.75<br /><br /><br />
8 Sikkema, Christy Dordt College 34-10.50<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Event 34 Women High Jump<br /><br /><br />
5 Vander Woude, Briana Dordt College NAIA 5-04.50<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Women - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored<br /><br /></p>
<p>1) Doane College 136<br /><br /><br />
2) Dordt College 132<br /><br /><br />
3) Morningside College 102<br /><br /><br />
4) Nebraska Wesleyan Univers 90<br /><br /><br />
5) Concordia University NE 79<br /><br /><br />
6) Hastings College 58<br /><br /><br />
7) Northwestern College 57<br /><br /><br />
8) Midland Univeristy 45<br /><br /><br />
9) Briar Cliff University 18<br /><br /><br />
10) Mount Marty College 15<br /><br /><br />
11) Dakota Wesleyan University 8<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>
<p>Men - Team Rankings - 19 Events Scored<br /><br /></p>
<p>1) Doane College 175.50<br /><br /><br />
2) Concordia University NE 110<br /><br /><br />
3) Morningside College 105.50<br /><br /><br />
4) Nebraska Wesleyan Univers 104<br /><br /><br />
5) Hastings College 92.50<br /><br /><br />
6) Northwestern College 46<br /><br /><br />
7) Briar Cliff University 43<br /><br /><br />
8) Dordt College 37<br /><br /><br />
9) Midland Univeristy 13.50<br /><br /><br />
10) Mount Marty College 9<br /><br /><br />
11) Dakota Wesleyan University 5</p>