Calvin Mens Track & Field Compete in GVSU Tune-Up

Calvin Mens Track & Field Compete in GVSU Tune-Up

ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Calvin men's track & field team competed in the GVSU Tune-up meet on Friday evening. 

A group of Calvin runners competed into today's meet looking to improve their performances before the MIAA Conference Championships.

There were handful of key top performances on the day. 

Senior James Jeninga (Brookfield, Wis. / Milwaukee Lutheran) crossed the finish line in fourth place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.51.

In the 800-meter dash, senior Luke Peterson (Holland, Mich. / Holland Christian) finished in fifth place with a 1:56.58 and sophomore Matthew Blanker (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Grand Rapids Christian) claimed the 10th place spot with a 1:58.75. 

Calvin had three top performances in the Mile. Freshman Ryan Vreeke (Lakewood, CA. / Valley Christian) took eighth place with a 4:20.25, junior Caleb Ferguson (Naperville, Ill. / Neuqua Valley) finished in 10th in 4.20.80 followed by sophomore Noah Cummisford (Mequon, Wis. / Homestead)in 11thin 4:21.84.

There were a handful of top performers in the 3,000 meter run. Junior Tyler Johnson (Springfield, Ill. / Pleasant Plains) took second place recording a time of 8:31.62. Coming in fourth was sophomore Jonathan Ellis (Baltimore, Md. / Towson) with an 8:33.53 followed by senior Jamison Koeman (Whitinsville, Mass. / Whitinsville Christian) in fifth with an 8:36.22. Sophomore Justin Varineau (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Grand Rapids Christian) also had a top ten performance placing ninth with a time of 8:46.37.

In the men's 5,000 meter run, Freshman William Terpstra (Lombard, Ill. / Timothy Christian) crossed the line in second place with a time of 16:28.49. Freshman Nathan Klaassen (Jenison, Mich. / Unity Christian) took fifth place with a 16:59.58.

Finishing in second place in the 4x400 Relay was the team of Jeninga, Blanker, Peterson and senior Jacob Buday (Kalamazoo, Mich. / Hackett) with a time of 3:28.90. 

Claiming first place in the long jump was freshman Jack Kim (Muskegon, Mich. / Western Michigan Christian) with a jump of 22-3.

The Knights return to action on Saturday as they compete in the MIAA Championships.