Women's Track and Field - GPAC Outdoor Championship Preview

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Women's Track and Field - GPAC Outdoor Championship Preview

The Event...The Dordt University women's track and field team will compete in the 2022 Great Plains Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship this weekend.

The two-day event will take place at Memorial Stadium on the campus of Doane University in Crete, Neb.

Competition gets underway on Friday afternoon, May 6, with the pole vault at 1:30pm. A total of four events and four running events will continue throughout the day on Friday. The two-day championship concludes on Saturday, May 7 beginning at noon.

THE COMPETITION:

All GPAC schools that have track and field are scheduled to compete. 

There are a total of 22 events scored at the outdoor championship, with the top eight individual places scoring points for their team (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1). The team with the most points scored after all 22 events wins the GPAC Championship.

The top eight finishers in each event earn all-conference honors.

LAST YEAR: 

The Defenders finished third out of 11 full teams at the 2021 Championship with 115 points, 30 ahead of fourth place Doane. Concordia won the championship with 259.5 points, followed by Hastings (176pts). Two Defenders, Jessica Kampman and Cassie Brandsma, won conference titles:

  • Jessica Kampman - Steeplechase
  • Cassie Brandsma - High Jump

DEFENDERS LINE-UP:

Listed below are the Defender athletes competing, in what event and their ranking with their seed time / mark. Dordt has 59 entries competing in 16 of the 19 individual events and will field a team in all three relays.

  • 100m (3)
    • Emma Bakker (2nd) - 12.01
    • Alexandra Beckmann (6th) - 12.3
    • Erika Nikkel (24th) - 13.07
  • 200m (8)
    • Emma Bakker (2nd) - 25.02
    • Alexandra Beckmann (13th) - 25.99
    • Emily Wingert (22nd) - 26.64
    • Anna Herman (43rd) - 27.85
    • Kelsey Evenhouse (54th) - 28.39
    • Tayah Struble (55th) - 28.45
    • Alexanda Lund (59th) - 28.86
    • Ella Veldkamp (71st) - 29.52
  • 400m (3)
    • Emma Bakker (3rd) - 57.77
    • Anna Herman (23rd) - 1:02.6
    • Tayah Struble (42nd) - 1:06.7
  • 800m (3)
    • Emilee Heynen (5th) - 2:17.2
    • Mika Kooistra (6th) - 2:17.3
    • Alexa Fredericksen (25th) - 2:30.1
  • 1500m (4)
    • Bethany Ten Haken (9th) - 5:00.6
    • Alexa Veldhuisen (20th) - 5:13.8
    • Zoe Hoekstra (41st) - 5:33.7
    • Madeline Hurt (61st) - 5:53
  • 3000m Steeplechase (2)
    • Margaret Myskowski (2nd) - 12:11
    • Elyse Kuperus (3rd) - 12:14
  • 5000m (7)
    • Anika Homan (5th) - 18:45
    • Margaret Myskowski (8th) - 19:08
    • Eden Winslow (9th) - 19:13
    • Mary Kate LeLoux (11th) - 19:19
    • Shanoah De Waard (22nd) - 21:10
    • Samantha Anema (31st) - 23:34
    • Linnea Clark (32nd) - 24:15
  • 10,000m (4)
    • Eden Winslow (1st) - 38:12
    • Lucy Borkowski (5th) - 39:30
    • Greichaly Ellens (6th) - 39:50
    • Sydney Stiemsma (7th) - 40:24
  • 100m Hurdles (2)
    • Caitlin Brown (32nd) - 18:25
    • Sydney Van Essen (33rd) - 18.65
  • 400m Hurdles (2)
    • Anmarie Stuit (7th) - 1:05.5
    • Ella De Jong (25th) - 1:15.4
  • 4x100 (3rd) : 48.55
  • 4x400 (2nd) : 3:51.6
  • 4x800 (2nd): 9:10.5
  • High Jump (4)
    • Paige Decker (22nd) - 1.49
    • Emily Wingert (15th) - 1.54m
    • Lexie Kampman (6th) - 1.59m
    • Cori De Jong (6th) - 1.59m
  • Long Jump (5)
    • Mikayla Balt (11th) - 5.3m
    • Bailey Beckman (15th) - 5.17m
    • Faith Measel (25th) - 4.94m
    • Caitlin Brown (32nd) - 4.76m
    • Adeline Bergstrom (33rd) - 4.71m
  • Triple Jump (5)
    • Mikayla Balt (8th) - 10.47m
    • Paige Decker (14th) - 10.3m
    • Ashley Vandermeer (19th) - 10.12m
    • Adeline Bergstrom (24th) - 9.91m
    • Jaelyn Dragt (25th) - 9.87m
  • Pole Vault (1)
    • Saydie Clark (11th) - 2.82m
  • Discus (1)
    • Jenna Gleason (25th) - 34.95m
  • Javelin (5)
    • Faith Measel (32nd) - 26.63m
    • Lynne Tormoehlen (37th) - 23.61m
    • Kelsey Evenhouse (38th) - 22.95m
    • Jenna Gleason (39th) - 22.4m
    • Ella De Jong (40th) - 22.2