Midland Half Marathon
Eight members of the Dordt University women's track and field team met either the auto or provisional standard in today's half-marathon, hosted by Midland University, in Fremont, Neb.
Jessica Kampman won the 13.1 mile race with a school record time of 1:22.23, breaking the old mark (1:24.63) set by Lauren Opp in 2015. Kampman finished nearly seven minutes faster than the automatic qualifying time (1:29.00).
Eden Winslow and Brenna Tolkamp completed the course within 10 seconds of one another and both met the auto standard. Winslow was the second runner to cross (1:25.41), followed by Tolkamp (1:25.51).
Greichaly Kaster (1:27.01), Lucy Borkowski (1:27.28) and Taylor Anema (1:27.44) also met the auto standard while Elyse Kuperus hit the provisional mark with a time of 1:29.36.
"The women’s team raced very patiently today," commented Nate Wolf, Dordt University Head Cross Country Coach. "They were patient at the start and negative split the second half, allowing the women to gain momentum as the race progressed. "Jessica Kampman ran incredibly well to win the race and set our school record by just over two minutes. Having all seven women walk away from the race achieving the automatic or provisional standard was an incredible feat for them all and was a fun way to walk away from this unique challenge."