2nd of 10
The Dordt College men raced to a second place team finish at the GPAC Championships in Hastings on Saturday, November 5. The Defenders totaled 69 points and had their highest finish at the GPAC Championships since a runner-up finish in 2011.
Northwestern won the race with 34 points and Morningside claimed third with 80 points on the 8,000 meter course.
Caleb Drake 2nd/25:05
Nick VanderKooi 7th/25:44
Sam Wensink 16th/26:07
Adam Daane 17th/26:09
Steve Kelly 27th/26:37
Schuyler Malenke 39th/27:11
Alex Van Ginkel 45th/27:21
-Drake’s second place finish is the best for a Defender male runner at the GPAC Championships.
-Nick Vander Kooi earned all-GPAC notice for the third time with his third top-10 finish in his career as he ran 7th. Vander Kooi had Dordt’s previous best individual finish with a fourth place time in 2013.
-The second place finish was a four spot improvement as a team from last year’s result.
-Will Norris from Northwestern won the race in 24:35 and led the Raiders as the champions had five runners in the top-10.
-89 runners and ten teams made up the GPAC field.
-Dordt awaits a potential at-large berth to the NAIA National Meet to be held on November 19. The field will be announced on Monday, November 7.