Women's Track and Field, SDSU Holiday Invite and Multi

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SDSU Holiday Invite and Multi

12:00 PM - Friday, December 3, 2021
Brookings, South Dakota
Non-conference Match


A pair of Dordt University women's track and field athletes met the qualifying standard at today's SDSU Holiday Open and Multi held at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, S.D.

Anmarie Stuit met the auto mark in the 600m with a personal best time of 1:35.75, good for a third place finish out of 15 athletes. Competing for the first time this season, Stuit bettered her previous personal best by a half second. 

  • "Anmarie has prepared very well this fall and her racing Friday showed her experience and maturity," commented Dordt Head Coach Craig Heynen. "She was aggressive and was able to finish her races very well."

Mika Kooistra was close behind in fifth place and met the provisional mark with a time of 1:37.02. 

  • "Mika has had a great fall of training," said Heynen. "Mika has definitely progressed from where she was at a year ago. She went out very aggressively, which is what we wanted to do."

Dordt finished sixth in the team standings with 29 points, most among the NAIA teams competing.

  • "We had a great first meet and what I saw is a reflection of the potential we have for the season," said  Heynen. "The team has worked hard and consistently this fall, however, we really came to this meet with pre-season preparation. Considering that, I think we have significant room to improve and grow. This meet was incredibly competitive, and that helped us perform well."

Here is a list of Defenders who placed in the top 10 in their respective event:

  • Kelsey Evanhouse - 8th: 300m (45.56)
  • Mary Kate Bandstra - 9th: 300m (46.21)
  • Anmarie Stuit - 3rd: 600m (1:35.75) NAIA A
  • Mika Kooistra - 5th: 600m (1:37.02) NAIA B
  • Lexie Kampman - 7th: 300m hurdles (51.56)
  • Margaret Myskowski - 3rd: 3000m (11:04.4)
  • Mary Kate LeLoux - 4th: 3000m (11:06)
  • 4x400 - 6th (4:01.8) Stuit, Kooistra, Heynen, Bakker


Next Up

A limited number of Defender athletes will compete in the Concordia Invite, held in Seward, Neb., next weekend.