The Raider track team traveled to Sioux Center last weekend and competed in the Dordt Open, which was the first indoor meet of the season. There were six Raiders that won their events during the meet, three on the men’s side and three on the women’s.
The men totaled 24 top 10 finishes Saturday, but a few men had stand-out performances. Senior Tim Rose won the 1000m with a personal best time of 2:30.48. That time is first in the GPAC and is the second fastest in the NAIA. With that time, Rose autoatically qualified for nationals.
Sophomore Calvin Korver took home the gold in high jump. He also had a personal best clearing 6-08.5. That is the top mark so far in the NAIA this season. With that jump, Korver also qualified for nationals.
Senior Aaron Lemon was the third male to win his event. Lemon took the 600m win with a time of 1:23.35. Junior Peter Hollinger was another stand-out as he earned two top five finishes. Hollinger took fifth in the 600m (1:26.3) and fourth in the 1000m (2:33.8).
The female Raiders also finished with some fantastic results as they earned 25 top 10 finishes. Senior Katie Bosch finished second in the 1000m race with a time of 2:57.83 and met the automatic qualifying mark for nationals. Bosch earned All-American status last year at nationals in the 1000m and is looking to repeat that as she currently has the second fastest time in the NAIA and first in the GPAC.
Senior Katie Landhuis finished first in the 600m with a time of 1:28.3, which is currently the fastest in the GPAC and third fastest in the NAIA. With that finish, Landhuis met the provisional mark for nationals.
Sophomore Anna Heusinkveld claimed a victory in the 200m race winning by only .01 seconds with a time of 27:17. Junior Rebekah Muilenburg had the last first place finish as she won the 800m event with a time of 2:23. Muilenburg was seven seconds faster than her Morningside competitor who placed second.
The NW track team is looking to continue its momentum as it heads to Brookings, S.D., to compete in the SDSU D-II Open this weekend.