Engen To Run For Defenders

Engen To Run For Defenders

(Friday, March 15; Sioux Center, Iowa) Trey Engen, a senior at Algona High School (Iowa) has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender cross country and track programs.

Engen has personal bests of 15:56 on a 5,000 meter cross country course, 4:25 in the 1600 meters and 1:58 in the 800 meters. He was a conference champion for Algona and placed 10th in the 2018 Class 3A State High School Cross Country Meet where he ran a 16:31. He was the 1600 meter runner-up at the 3A state track meet and also anchored a distance medley relay that finished sixth at the state meet at 10th at the Drake Relays. Engen is a three time conference champion in the 1600 meters.

"I am excited Trey has decided to join the cross country and track programs at Dordt.  He is a fantastic, Christian young man and a very talented runner.  He will be a positive influence on our team and campus athletically, academically, and spiritually.  He has been blessed with the ability to run at a high level at any distance from 800 meters in track and field to the 8,000 meters in cross country.  I look forward to working with him watching his impact at Dordt over the next four years," said Dordt cross country coach and assistant track and field coach Nate Wolf.

Trey is the son of Bob and Susan Engen of Algona, Iowa.  He plans to study Political Science at Dordt.

Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).  
 
U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.