The Dordt Defender track and field team sent a limited number of entrants to the Concordia Early Bird Invite on Saturday, December 5. Even with a limited number of entrants the Defenders managed several top-five finishes and a couple automatic qualifying standards for the NAIA National Championship.
Jordan De Groot established a new meet record in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:32.66 while Mika Kooistra hit the automatic qualifying standard in the 600 meters with a time of 1:36.52.
Emma Bakker ran 57.42 in the 400 meters to win the event and claimed a meet record and she also met the automatic qualifying standard in the event.
Top-five finishes by the Defenders included:
Women 60 Meter Dash
3 Yoder, Julia Dordt 8.15
Women 200 Meter Dash
3 Stuit, Anmarie Dordt 27.04
4 Yoder, Julia Dordt 27.20
5 Kooistra, Mika Dordt 27.23
Women 400 Meter Dash
1 Bakker, Emma Dordt 57.42A
3 Stuit, Anmarie Dordt 59.00M
Women 600 Meter Run
1 Kooistra, Mika Dordt 1:36.52A
Women 3000 Meter Run
1 DeGroot, Jordan Dordt 10:32.66M
3 Postma, Mary Kate Dordt 11:13.09