The Red Raider track team traveled to Pittsburg, Kansas, March 1-3 and competed in the NAIA Indoor National Championship. Both the men and women’s teams competed well and took home many achievements.
For the men, sophomore Calvin Korver was the first to earn All-American honors as he placed fifth place in the heptathlon with 4,988 points. Korver was eighth in the 1000m, ninth in pole vault, and fourth in the 60m hurdles.
Seniors Aaron Lemon and Tim Rose earned All-American honors for the second year in a row. Lemon finished eighth in the 600m race with a time of 1:21.86. Rose placed fourth in the finals of the mile with a time of 4:11.12 and was only two seconds behind the second and third place runners.
The distance medley team of junior Peter Hollinger, senior Levi TeBrink, senior Hans Epp and Rose finished eighth place. That earned them All-American honors as well for the second straight year.
The women’s team also had many All-Americans over the course of the competition. The 4×800 relay had a great day as they finished runner-up. They were less than a second away from the first place team from Wayland Baptist. The members of the team were junior Rebekah Muilenburg, sophomore Bre Harthoorn and seniors Katie Landhuis and Katie Bosch.
Muilenburg also placed fourth place in the 600m with a time of 1:34.03. Muilenburg is now a three-time All-American in the 600m. Landhuis earned her now two-time All-American status when she placed second in the 800m with a time of 2:14.2. Bosch placed second in the 1000m with a time of 2:52.18, which made her an All-American for the second straight year. Harthoorn also earned her All-American status in the 1000m as she placed fourth place with a time of 2:54.86. Senior Sarah Lunn was the last All-American for the women as she placed sixth in the 3000m with a time of 10:05.2.
The women’s team scored 37 points and finished an impressive sixth out of 54 teams.