Heynen Selects Defender Track

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Heynen Selects Defender Track

(Tuesday, February 16; Sioux Center, Iowa) Emilee Heynen, a senior at Western Christian High School, has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender track and field program.

“We are excited that Emilee has decided to continue her academics and track and field career at Dordt University.  Emilee will provide great leadership to our team.  She is a very versatile athlete running sprints, middle distance, and cross country in high school.  We look forward to helping her reach her potential as an athlete and as a person,” said Dordt track and field coach Craig Heynen.

Heynen has run long sprints and middle distance and has personal bests of 27.27 in the 200 meters, 59.76 in the 400 meters and 2:18 in the 800 meters.

She’s the daughter of Dave and Arlene Heynen of Sioux Center, Iowa. She plans to study Social Work or Art at Dordt.

Dordt University 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), Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA). 

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.