26th of 40
Roy Griak Invite
Dordt College competed at the Roy Griak Invite on a soft Les Bolstad Golf Course on Saturday, September 24. The Defender men ran 26th in the 40 team field in their first outing since September 10.
26 Caleb Drake 27:05
88 Sam Wensink 28:02
148 Nick Vander Kooi 28:56
202 Schuyler Malenke 29:31
206 Ian Manske 29:35
222 Luke Gilliland 30:00
230 Alex Van Ginkel 30:21
-The course was 8,000 meters in length and 453 runners competed in the Maroon II Division’s race.
-Caleb Drake had the best finish for Dordt in recent history and he was the fifth NAIA runner across the finish line.
-Dordt totaled 670 points and was just 15 points behind the next highest team and 33 points behind nationally ranked Morningside. Northwestern posted a 16th place finish with 510 points.
-Sam Wensink finished in the top 100 after finishing in 27:58 last season on much drier course.
-Lakehead University’s Kevin Tree won the race in 25:57.
-Augustana (South Dakota) won the team title with 88 points and California-San Diego was second with 130.
COACH WOLF SAID
“The Defender men had a solid day. We were without our third runner but were led by very strong performances by Caleb Drake and Sam Wensink. Drakes 31st place is one of the top individual performances by a Dordt male at the Griak Meet. Schuyler Malenke ran a huge race finishing fourth in his second 8,000 meter race ever.”