Men's Varsity Cross Country @ NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede

3rd of 20

NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede

11:15 AM - Saturday, October 26, 2019
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Non-conference Match



The Dordt Defender men’s cross country team ran third at the NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede held at Seminole Valley Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Saturday, October 26. 

The Defenders scored 79 points with the University of Saint Mary totaling 25 points and Baker was second with 67 points.  The Defenders were well clear of the fourth place running Missouri Valley team with 130 points.

Jacob Vander Plaats led a very tight Dordt pack with a time of 25:51 on the 8,000 meter course and was 13th overall.  Eric Steiger finished 15th and marked the start of six Defenders who crossed the line in the following 12 seconds. Steiger had a time of 25:57 after missing Dordt’s previous race.

The University of Saint Mary’s Paul Becker won the race in 24:54.  All of USM’s top-five runners finished in the top-nine of the event.

Dordt hosts the GPAC Championship in two weeks and the NAIA National Championship meet is scheduled for November 23.


Jacob Vander Plaats 13th/25:51

Eric Steiger 15th/25:57

Nicolas Veldhorst 16th/26:04

Davis Tebben 17th/26:07

Joe Anderson 18th/26:07

Trey Engen 19th/26:08

Anthony Ghiorso 20th/26:09


“The men's team raced well this week.  The top 8 men were less than 20 seconds apart and the top 10 were only 53 seconds apart.  It was fun to see how we stacked up against #3 University of Saint Mary.  We are in a great position as we head into the conference meet in two weeks and are looking forward to competing at home one last time this season.”