Men's Varsity Cross Country @ Roy Griak Invite

26th of 40

Roy Griak Invite

11:30 AM - Saturday, September 24, 2016
St. Paul, Minnesota (Les Bolstad Golf Course)
Non-conference Match



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.



“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.”