Women's Track and Field - Red Raider Open

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Women's Track and Field - Red Raider Open

The Event...Week three of the outdoor track and field season sees the Dordt University women's team compete in a mid-week meet, the Red Raider Open. Competition will take place at DeValois Stadium on the campus of Northwestern College.

The two-day meet begins Wednesday, April 13 around 2pm with the hammer throw and will conclude Thursday, April 14 in the early evening.

Teams Competing...Nine teams are scheduled to compete this week, including five from the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

  • List of Teams:
    • Buena Vista
    • Briar Cliff
    • Dordt
    • Morningside
    • Mount Marty
    • Northern State
    • Northwestern
    • University of Sioux Falls
    • Waldorf

Season Update...This is the third of six regular season competitions for the Defenders leading up to the GPAC Championships on May 6-7 in Crete, Neb.

The Defenders totaled 39 top five finishes at the Sioux City Relays last weekend.

Dordt athletes won seven events (5 individual, 2 relays) and two entries (Eden Winslow - 10K and 4x400) qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Championships.

Mika Kooistra and Emma Bakker both won three events to lead Dordt runners. Kooistra won the 800m and was part of the winning 4x200 and 4x400 relays. Bakker was also part of the winning relays and finished first in the 400m

1st place finishes:

  • Eden Winslow - 10K, NAIA B
  • Anmarie Stuit - 400m hurdles
  • Mika Kooistra - 800m
  • Emma Bakker - 400m
  • Mikayla Balt - Long Jump
  • 4x200 (Heynen, Kooistra, Bakker, Beckmann)
  • 4x400 (Heynen, Kooistra, Bakker, Stuit)

GPAC Performance List...Listed below are the Defender entries currently ranked in the top 10 in the GPAC heading into week three of the outdoor season:

  • 100m:
    • Alexandra Beckmann - 5th
    • Emma Bakker - 7th
  • 200m:
    • Emma Bakker - 4th
  • 400m:
    • Emma Bakker -3rd
    • Emilee Heynen - 4th
    • Mika Kooistra - 8th
  • 800m:
    • Mika Kooistra - 2nd
    • Emilee Heynen - 3rd
  • 1500m:
    • Bethany Ten Haken - 8th
  • 5000m:
    • Anika Homan - 4th
    • Margaret Myskowski - 6th
    • Lucy Borkowski - 8th
    • Elyse Kuperus - 10th
  • 10,000m:
    • Eden Winslow - 1st (NAIA B)
    • Brenna Tolkamp - 2nd
    • Lucy Borkowski - 3rd
    • Greichaly Ellens - 4th
    • Sydney Stiemsma - 5th
    • Mary Kate LeLoux - 6th
  • 400m Hurdles:
    • Anmarie Stuit - 4th
  • 3000m Steeplechase:
    • Margaret Myskowski - 1st
    • Elyse Kuperus - 5th
  • 4x100: 4th (Nikkel, Bakker, Balt, Beckmann) 
  • 4x400: 2nd (Herman, Heynen, Kooistra, Bakker)
    • NAIA A
  • High Jump:
    • Lexie Kampman - T2nd
    • Cori De Jong - T2nd
    • Emily Wingert - 9th
  • Pole Vault:
    • Saydie Clark - 9th
  • Long Jump:
    • Mikayla Balt - 9th
  • Triple Jump:
    • Paige Decker - 8th
    • Mikayla Balt - 9th
    • Ashley Vandermeer - 10th