Van Eps Wins 800 Title--Day 3 Recap
- Posted Saturday, May 25, 2019
- Updated Sunday, May 26, 2019
Dordt’s Matthew Van Eps claimed the first ever men's individual track and field national title with a win today in the 800 meters as he recorded a 1:50.86 to win the title.
Van Eps ran the first lap in 56.36 and was seventh out of eight runners heading into the second lap. The sophomore ran an improbable 54.5 on his second lap to chase down the leaders and take first. Van Eps was also a part of a national title winning 4x800 relay team on Friday.
The Defenders also sent competitors into the women’s high jump where Sarah De Haan cleared 5-4.5 to finish in a four-way tie for 14th place. Cori De Jong cleared the opening height of 5-2.5 and placed 30th and Joscelyn Wind competed but did not clear the opening height a day after claiming fifth in the heptathlon.
Sarah De Haan: High Jump; Sophomore; Hollandale, Michigan
Cori De Jong: High Jump; Freshman, Sheldon, Iowa
Anthony Ghiorso: 4x800; Sophomore; Eagle, Idaho
Caleb Herman: 4x400; Senior; Boise, Idaho
Mika Kooistra: 4x400; Freshman; Emo, Ontario
Jebadiah Merkle: 4x800; Freshman; Chaska, Minnesota
Elizabeth Rankin: 4x400; Senior; Hull, Iowa
Annika Rick: 4x800; Sophomore; Browerville, Minnesota
Jeff Stellingwerf: Javelin; Junior, Fort Collins, Colorado
Jenna Stephens: 4x800, 4x400; Senior; Valley Springs, South Dakota
Anmarie Stuit: 400 hurdles, 4x400; Freshman; Hospers, Iowa
David Temte: 800, 4x800; Sophomore; Bloomington, Minnesota
Joscelyn Wind: Pentathlon, High Jump; Senior; Johnstown, Colorado
Sarah Wensink: 4x800; Senior; Clinton, Ontario
Kate Wnek: 4x400; Sophomore; El Cajon, California
Ike Van Kempen: Discus, Hammer Throw; Senior
Lucas Van Eps: 4x400, 4x800; Senior; Prinsburg, Minnesota
Matthew Van Eps: 800, 4x800, 4x400; Sophomore; Prinsburg, Minnesota