Women's Varsity Track and Field @ NAIA Championships

NAIA Championships

All Day - Saturday, May 25, 2013
Marion, Indiana
Non-conference Match

Recap

<p>Briana Vander Woude capped her collegiate track and field career with a fourth place in the high jump where she cleared 5-6 on the final day of the NAIA National Track and Field Championships at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion, Indiana. Vander Woude had to clear her first two heights on the last attempt at each height before missing at 5-8. Vander Woude actually tied for second in terms of height but fell to fourth by virtue of misses.</p>
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Katie Bonnema ran a :55.59 in the 400 meters to claim sixth place after entering the finals with the seventh fastest time of the prelims. Bonnema and Vander Woude earned NAIA All-American status with their finishes. Top-eight finishers at the National Championship meet are named All-Americans.</p>
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Bonnema joined with Jasmyn Schelhaas, Robyn Blount and Marisa Broersma to take fifth in the 4 x 400 to end the day and the meet for the Defenders. Bonnema took the baton in seventh place and was able to make up two spots in the final lap to finish a run of 3:49.37.</p>
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All of Dordt’s competitors earned All-American status in at least one event. Below are the finishes for Dordt’s athletes.</p>
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Briana Vander Woude -1st Women’s Pentathlon</p>
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Briana Vander Woude-4th Women’s High Jump</p>
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Jasmyn Schelhaas, Robyn Blount, Marisa Broersma, Katie Bonnema-5th 4 x 400 Women’s Relay</p>
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Christy Sikkema-6th Women’s Triple Jump</p>
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Kayla Byl, Lillie Koerner, Renee Buikema, Merissa Harkema-6th 4 x 800 Women’s Relay</p>
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Stephan McNamara, Tim Bierma, Trent Kischer,Ryan Tholen-6th 4 x 800 Men’s Relay</p>
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Lauren Opp-8th Women’s 10,000 meters</p>
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Briana Vander Woude-13th Women’s Long Jump</p>
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Ryan Tholen-17th Men’s 800 Meters</p>
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Jasmin Schelhaas, Robyn Blount, Marisa Broersma, Briana Vander Woude-17th 4 x 100</p>