Dordt College’s Sam Wensink (Junior; Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin) finished seventh in the unseeded university/college division 800 meter race on Thursday afternoon, April 28 at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.
Wensink ran a 1:52.29 in the event with the winner, Donson Cook-Gallardo clocking a 1:50.87 in the 14 man field.
Wensink met the automatic qualification standard for the NAIA National Championship meet in late May with the performance, making it under the needed time of 1:52.50.
Dordt’s competition at the Drake Relays continues on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30 with the following schedule:
Coach Craig Heynen Said....“Sam ran a great race in a very competitive field. This will be great experience for him for the c championship season. He ran right with the pack the whole way and got shuffled to the back on the first lap, but finished very strong. His time is excellent for this point of the season.”
4x100-Lucas Van Eps, Keith Heidema, Trevor Zonnefeld, David Keena runs prelims at 9:17 Friday morning. Finals will be Saturday at 3:30.
Sprint Medley Relay-David Keena, Trevor Zonnefeld, Josiah Eckels, Sam Wensink runs Saturday morning at 9:20
4x100-Miranda Velgersdyk, Joscelyn Wind, Marisa Broersma, Elizabeth Rankin runs prelims at 8:58 Friday morning. Finals will be Saturday at 3:25.
4x200- Miranda Velgersdyk, Joscelyn Wind, Marisa Broersma, Elizabeth Rankin runs Friday at 1:01.
4x400- Miranda Velgersdyk, Joscelyn Wind, Marisa Broersma, Elizabeth Rankin runs prelims Friday at 2:07. Finals will be Saturday at 4:00.
Sprint Medley Relay-Marisa Broersma, Joscelyn Wind, Miranda Velgersdyk, Kim Kroeze runs 9:00 Saturday morning.
Distance Medley Relay-Kayla Byl, Kim Kroeze, Justine Van Zee, Nicole Slater runs at 10:13 Friday morning.
4x800-Justine Van Zee, Kayla Byl, Kelsey Lewis, Nicole Slater runs Saturday morning at 11:05.