Van Eps Wins 800 Title--Day 3 Recap

Van Eps Wins 800 Title--Day 3 Recap

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.

Dordt competitors:

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