Women's Cross Country, Defender Holiday Inn Express Classic

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Defender Holiday Inn Express Classic

10:00 AM - Saturday, September 8, 2018
Sioux Center, Iowa (Dordt Campus)
Non-conference Match



Dordt College hosted its annual Defender Holiday Inn Express Classic on Saturday, September 8 at its on-campus course.

The Defender women secured a first place finish in the limited field, beating Northwestern with a 18-53 margin. Dakota Wesleyan finished fourth with 81 points and was nipped by Dordt’s Alumni with 80. 45 runners competed in the field.

Dordt’s women swept the top-four spots with Annechiena Knevelbaard running first in 19:07 and Olivia Couch was right behind in 19:10.  Sarah Wensink and Eden Winslow finished third and fourth. The Defender had five of the top-eight finishers and seven in the top-15.

DORDT’S TOP-SEVEN FINISHERS (Places are overall, not points)

Annechiena Knevelbaard 1st/19:07

Olivia Couch 2nd/19:10

Sarah Wensink 3rd/19:41

Eden Winslow 4th/20:03

Erin Bandstra 8th/20:16

Linnea Clark 13th/20:45

Sienna De Jong 15th/20:52


"The ladies ran very well today. The first meet is always good to get in and get an idea of where the team is.  Annecheina, Olivia and Sarah did a great job leading the ladies. Eden Winslow had a fantastic first collegiate race and we had several sophomores start their season ahead of where they ended last year. We are excited to get back to work and prepare for the Dean White Invite in two weeks."


Dordt resumes its season on September 22 when it runs at the Dean White Invitational at Crete, Nebraska.