Posted: Feb 16, 2018
ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Calvin men's indoor track and field team competed at the Grand Valley State Tune-Up Invitational on Friday.
Calvin posted several top-eight finishes in the competition.
In the 200 meters, senior Noah Buteyn (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) took eighth with a time of 23.15.
Junior James Jeninga (Brookfield, Wisc./Milwaukee Lutheran HS) turned in a strong performance in the 800 meters, taking fourth with a time of 1:57.12.
Freshman Justin Varineau (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) placed seventh in the 3,000 meters (8:59.55).
In the 5,000 meters, sophomore Jason Klaasen (Jenison, Mich./Unity Christian HS) was third (16:12.00) and freshman Charlie Kornoelje (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) fifth (16:29.89).
Calvin took four of the top eight spots in the 60 meter hurdles led by junior Alex Williams (Mequon, Wisc./Homestead HS) who placed third (8.77). Sophomore David Byl (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) was fifth (8.95), senior Chase Rohrer (Ludington, Mich./Ludington HS) seventh (9.05) and sophomore Sam Veenstra (North Haledon, NJ/Eastern Christian HS) eighth (9.30).
Calvin's 4x400 meter relay team of junior Josh VanDyk (Tinley Park, Il./Chicago Christian HS), junior Luke Peterson (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian HS), Jeninga and senior Hendrick Vermeulen (Bright's Grove, Ont./St. Patrick's Secondary School) was third in a time of 3:28.73.
In the field events, sophomore Nathan Van Wyhe (Frankfort, Il./Lincoln-Way East HS) was fourth in the high jump (6-0 3/4) and eighth in the long jump (21-0 1/2).
Junior Lee Barents (Redlands, Ca./Arrowhead Christian) was sixth in the long jump (21-1 1/4) and fourth in the triple jump (40-11 3/4). In the shot put, junior Brendan VanHouten (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Jayvin Wolf (Middleton, Mich./Fulton HS) tied for seventh with throws of 45-3 3/4.
In addition, senior Ethan Valentine (Mason, Oh./William Mason HS) competed at the Silverston Invitational at the University of Michigan on Friday. Valentine placed sixth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.32.
Calvin will now prepare for the MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships next Saturday at Trine University.