NAPERVILLE, Il. - Calvin competed at the North Central College Dr. Keeler Invitational Thursday and Friday.
Calvin sophomore Tyler Johnson (Springfield, Il./Pleasant Plains HS) led the Calvin distance crew in the 5,000 meter run Thursday night. Johnson placed 11th in the race with a career-best time of 14:46.26. Senior Andrew Philipose (Mount Prospect, Il./John Hersey HS) was 16th (14:58.45), freshman Justin Varineau (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) 25th (15:01.34), freshman Jonathan Ellis (Baltimore, Md./Towson HS 37th (15:01), junior Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville, Mass./Whitinsville Christian HS) 48th (15:26.94) and sophomore Jacob Pettinga (Saugutuck, Mich./Saugutuck HS) 76th (16:03.41).
In the 3,000 meter steeplechase Friday night, sophomore Caleb Ferguson (Naperville, Il./Neuqua Valley HS) was 14th (9:19.07), sophomore Addison Smith (Seoul, South Korea/Seoul Foreign School) 41st (9:43.04) and senior Matt Boelens (Bolton, Mass./Nashoba Regional HS) 42nd (9:43.14).
In the 1500 meters, senior Mark DeJong (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) was 28th in a season-best time of 4:00.31.
Senior Ethan Valentine (Mason, Oh./William Mason HS) took third in the 400 meters (48.80) with junior James Jeninga (Brookfield, Wisc./Milwaukee Lutheran HS) 14th (50.51) and senior Noah Buteyn (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) 15th (50.70).
Calvin's 4x400 meter relay team of Buteyn, junior Luke Peterson (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian HS), Jeninga and Valentine) took fourth in a season-best time of 3:17.00. The time currently ranks 23rd on the NCAA III Outdoor performance list.