Men's Varsity Cross Country @ Defender Holiday Inn Express Classic

4th of 8

Defender Holiday Inn Express Classic

10:45 AM - Saturday, September 9, 2017
Sioux Center, Iowa (Dordt Campus)
Non-conference Match



The Dordt College men’s cross country team claimed fourth place in the inaugural Defender Holiday Inn Express Classic on Saturday, September 9 run on the Dordt campus in Sioux Center, Iowa.

The Defenders were three points out of third place and ten out of second.


Jacob Vander Plaats 10/27:03

Adam Daane 14/27:19

Anthony Ghiorso 19/27:44

Chris Ellens 25/27:55

Luke Gilliland 33/28:25

Grant Dunsbergen 35/28:31

Caleb Kroese 40/28:39


98 runners competed at the event.

Northwestern took the top four spots on the way to the team title led by Tanner Goetsch with a 26:09 to win the individual title.

The race was an 8,000 meter competition.


The guys ran real well. We have four freshmen who will be in our top five our six and it’s just going to take them a little while to learn how to race that distance.  It’s a talented group that I think will be there at the end of the season.