2nd of 13
Mount Marty Invite
The Dordt Defenders’ depth was put to the test in the men’s race at the Mount Marty Invite on Saturday, October 24 in Yankton, South Dakota. The Defenders battled to a runner-up finish in the 13-team field, finishing with 41 points to Doane’s 26. Dordt was 39 points clear of Northwestern in third place.
In the duel for the team title Doane put all five of its runners in the top-10 while Dordt’s were in the top-14.
Davis Tebben was the runner-up with a 25:24 on the 8,000 meter course while Nicolas Veldhorst ran fourth in 25:35. Joe Anderson finished eighth for the Defenders and ran 26:00 on a day that featured clouds and temperatures in the low 30s.
Doane’s Shawn Kiptoo won the race in 25:11.
DORDT’S TOP-SEVEN FINISHERS
Davis Tebben 2/25:24
Nicolas Veldhorst 4/25:35
Joe Anderson 8/26:00
Kendall Van Zanten 14/26:18
Jebadiah Merkle 15/26:21
Jacob Brouwer 17/26:23
Lance Van Zee 23/26:32
COACH WOLF SAID
“The men raced well today. We were without three runners that have raced in our top five this year. We had several men step up and fill those holes. Davis Tebben and Nic Veldhorst raced incredibly well to lead the men and Joe Anderson, Kendall Van Zanten, and Jacob Brouwer raced incredibly with all three finishing in our top-5 for the first time this season. We look forward to these last few weeks of training as we prepare for the GPAC Championships on November 7.”
Dordt is scheduled to compete in the GPAC Championship on Saturday, November 7 in Yankton, South Dakota.