Men's Track and Field Opens Indoor Season

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Men's Track and Field Opens Indoor Season

The Meet... The Dordt University men's track and field team will begin its 2022 indoor season at the SDSU Holiday Invitational held this weekend in Brookings, S.D. The two-day meet begins Friday around noon for the multi-athletes; field and running events begin later in the afternoon. The final three events of the heptathlon will take place on Saturday morning.

A handful of Defenders will compete in the Midland Half-Marathon on Saturday morning in the Fremont, Neb. area.

  • Midland Half-Marathon
  • When: Saturday, Dec.4  10:30am
  • Where: Fremont, Neb.
  • **note...no live results

Defenders Outlook...Dordt won the GPAC Indoor Championship in 2021, totaling 184 points; this was the Defenders first GPAC title for the indoor season.

Returning All-Americans from the 2021 Indoor Season:

  • Payton Mauldin - 600m
  • Cole Zevenbergen - 600m
  • Jacob Vander Plaats - Mile
  • Grant Brouwer - High Jump
  • 4x400 relay (Brands, Mauldin, Zevenbergen)
  • 4x800 relay (Merkle, Van Zee)
  • Distance Med - Vander Plaats, Brouwer, Merkle, Steiger

Returning All-Conference Athletes from the 2021 Season:

  • Joshua Van Hulzen - 60m hurdles
  • Micah Brands - 400m
  • Luke Wagner - 400m
  • Payton Mauldin - 600m (Champion), 800m
  • Cole Zevenbergen - 600m, 800m
  • Thaniel Schroeder - 800m
  • Jebadiah Merkle - 800m, Mile
  • Jacob Vander Plaats - 1000m, Mile (Champion), 3K
  • Joe Anderson - 1000m, Mile
  • Trey Engen - 1000m, Mile
  • Davis Tebben - 3K, 5K (Champion)
  • Eric Steiger - 3K, 5K
  • Nic Veldhorst - 5K
  • 4x400 (Champion)
  • 4x800 (Champion)
  • Grant Brouwer - High Jump, Heptathlon
  • Luke Bousema - Pole Vault