Women's Track and Field, SDSU Indoor Classic

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SDSU Indoor Classic

11:00 AM - Saturday, February 12, 2022
Brookings, South Dakota
Non-conference Match


The Dordt University women's track and field team had several standout performances at the SDSU Indoor Classic held today in Brookings, S.D.

Notable Performances by the Defenders:

  • Mika Kooistra has the new fastest time in the NAIA in the 600m, finishing third with a time of 1:34.6 and taking over the No.1 spot from her teammate, Anmarie Stuit. Kooistra’s time is the third fastest in program history.
  • Anika Homan met the ‘B’ standard and provisionally qualified in the 3000m last night. Homan finished 10th among the 50 runners with a time of 10:27.1, fourth best in program history and currently 32nd in the NAIA.
  • In the final event on Friday night, the Defenders distance medley team of Bethany Ten Haken, Anmarie Stuit, Mika Kooistra and Jessica Kampman placed third with a ‘B’ standard time of 12:26.08, sixth fastest in program history. The Defenders are 10th in the NAIA heading into the conference championship weekend.
  • Emma Bakker and Emilee Heynen both hit the ‘B’ standard and ran season bests in the 400m. Bakker turned in a time of 57.72, fourth fastest in Dordt history, to finish fifth among the 44 runners. She is 16th in the NAIA and missed the auto mark by .09 of a second. Heynen finished seventh overall with a time of 58.01, No.5 all-time at Dordt, and is 18th in the NAIA. They currently sit with the third and fourth fastest times in the GPAC.
  • Two Defenders, Anmarie Stuit and Bethany Ten Haken, met the ‘B’ standard in the 800m. Stuit finished 11th among a field of 54 runners with a time of 2:16.69, bettering her previous season best. She has the third fastest time in the GPAC and 10th in the NAIA. Ten Haken placed 13th in today’s race with a time of 2:17.86.
  • Mikayla Balt finished 10th in the long jump with a mark of 5.16m, her second best jump of the season and just outside an all-time top 10 mark in program history.
  • Cori De Jong tied for seventh in the high jump, clearing a season-best 1.60m (5-03). De Jong is tied for the fifth best mark in the GPAC heading into the conference championship.
  • Alexandra Beckmann ran a personal best and finished 13th in the 60m dash qualifying round. Beckmann’s time of 8.09 sits 12th in the GPAC and is fourth fastest in program history.

Defenders in the Top 10:


  • Emma Bakker - 5th: 57.72 (NAIA B standard)
  • Emilee Heynen - 7th: 58.01 (NAIA B standard)


  • Mika Kooistra - 3rd: 1:34.64 (NAIA A standard)


  • Anika Homan - 10th: 10:27 (NAIA B standard)

Distance Medley - 3rd: 12:26 (NAIA B standard)

  • Bethany Ten Haken, Anmarie Stuit, Mika Kooistra, Jessica Kampman

High Jump:

  • Kori De Jong - T7th: 1.60m

Long Jump:

  • Mikayla Balt - 9th: 5.16m


Next Up

The Defenders will compete in the GPAC Championships next weekend in Crete, Neb.