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

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Defender Holiday Inn Express Classic

10:40 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 men secured a first place finish in the limited field, beating Northwestern with a 23-45 margin. Dordt’s Alumni also competed to bring the field of runners to 54 and the teams to three.

Eric Steiger finished first for the Defenders and Jacob Vander Plaats was second as both runners crossed within a tenth of a second in 26:19.  Dordt’s top-five runners finished in the top-eight of the field.

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

Eric Steiger  1st/26:19

Jacob Vander Plaats 2nd/ 26:19

Davis Tebben 5th/ 26:50

Nicolas Veldhorst 7th/26:57

Chris Ellens 8th/27:00

Anthony Ghiorso 10th/27:06

Lance Van Zee 11th/ 27:14


The men opened the season very strong, placing seven athletes in the top-10. We had several freshmen and sophomores step up to race at a high level. As our training has progressed, we have been excited about the potential depth that has been evolving. We look forward to watching this team develop as these young athletes gain more and more experience.


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