Calvin Men's Track & Field Lands Six on USTFCCCA Great Lakes All-Region Team

Calvin Men's Track & Field Lands Six on USTFCCCA Great Lakes All-Region Team

Six members of the Calvin men's outdoor track and field team have received Great Lakes All-Region honors as named by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.

Those eight individuals are seniors Lee Barents, James Jeninga and Brendan VanHouten, junior Caleb Ferguson and sophomores Jonathan Ellis and Justin Varineau.

In order to receive all-region accolades, individuals needed to be ranked in the top five of their respective event on the NCAA III performance list.

Barents is from Redlands, California. He is a graduate of Arrowhead Christian High School. He was ranked fourth in the Great Lakes Region in the long jump (22-9 3/4).

Jeninga is from Brookfield, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Jeninga held the top time in the Great Lakes Region in the 800 meter run.

VanHouten hails from Comstock Park and is a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School. He was ranked second in the Great Lakes Region in the discus (166-6) and hammer throw (193-3).

Ferguson is from Naperville, Illinois. He is a graduate of Neuqua Valley High School. Ferguson was ranked third in the Great Lakes Region in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (9:10.37).

Ellis is from Baltimore, Maryland. He is a graduate of Towson High School. He was ranked first in the Great Lakes Region in the 10,000 meter run (30:33.86). A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Varineau was ranked fifth in the Great Lakes Region in the 10,000 meter run (31:14.88).