Track & field
DeWitt Recreation Center
Sioux Center, Iowa
Meet Info...Northwestern College track and field teams will compete in the 2017 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Indoor Championships this weekend, Feb. 17-18. The two-day championship event, presented by Cypress Risk Management, will take place at the Recreation Center on the Dordt College campus in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Competition gets underway on Friday afternoon with the first events of the pentathlon and heptathlon beginning at 1pm. The men's multievent will conclude Saturday morning with the final three events beginning at 9am. The rest of the championship will begin at noon on Saturday with the field events and running events beginning at 1pm.
Teams Competing/Format...All 10 men's teams and all 11 women's teams will compete this weekend.
Team scores will be kept and the overall men's and women's team champion will be determined. The top eight finishers in an event earn points for their respective team and receive all-conference honors.
Last Year's GPAC Championship...Doane University is the defending GPAC Champions for both the women and the men.
The Tiger women scored 201.83 points while the Doane men tallied 168 points in winning their respective GPAC titles last year in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Northwestern placed fifth out of 11 teams in the men's competition with 63 points. Two mens' entries, Kyle Anderson in the 800m and the 4x800 relay, won GPAC titles. 14 earned all-conference honors by finishing in the top eight in their respective event.
Northwestern finished seventh out of 12 teams for the women's side. 10 entries earned all-conference honors, eight individuals and two relays.
All of the Red Raider all-conference entries are listed below:
4x400-3rd (Muilenburg, Sorensen, Landhuis, Spranger)
4x800-6th (Bosch, Mayforth,Sinclair, Hovland)
8.Alex Van Roekel-7.18
4.Levi Te Brink-50.2
4x400-4th (Lemon, Krier, Johnson, Te Brink)
4x800-1st (Hollinger, Benzing, Johnson, Anderson)
GPAC Rank...Listed below are the Northwestern athletes who are ranked in the GPAC's top 10 in their respective events based upon this week's performance list:
NAIA Qualifiers...Below is the list of the 14 Northwestern entries who have met the NAIA auto mark heading into the final weekend:
Aaron Lemon-600m (6th) Auto
Rebekah Muilenburg-600m (6th) Auto
Peter Hollinger-800m (6th) Auto
Katie Landhuis-800m (3rd) Auto
Katie Bosch-800m (4th) Auto
Katie Bosch-1000m (6th) Auto
Katie Landhuis-1000m (13th) Auto
Tim Rose-Mile (10th) Auto
Men's 4x400 (9th) Auto
Women's 4x400 (11th) Auto
Men's 4x800 (6th) Auto
Women's 4x800 (2nd) Auto
Men's Distance Medley (12th) Auto
Women's Distance Medley (5th) Auto
Here is a list of the three athletes who have met the provisional mark heading into the final weekend:
Calvin Korver-Heptathlon (14th) Provisional
Tim Rose-1000m (20th) Provisional
Katie Bosch-Mile (17th) Provisional
Senior from Vermillion, S.D.
Senior from Spirit Lake, Iowa
Senior from Sioux Falls, S.D.
Senior from Whittier, Calif.
Junior from Pella, Iowa
Junior from Ankeny, Iowa
Junior from Spirit Lake, Iowa
Junior from Orange City, Iowa
Junior from Mitchell, S.D.
Junior from Iowa Falls, Iowa
Junior from Polk City, Iowa
Junior from Le Mars, Iowa
Junior from Story City, Iowa
Junior from Sioux Falls, S.D.
Junior from Pinetop, Ariz.
Junior from Spencer, Iowa
Sophomore from Algona, Iowa
Sophomore from Orange City, Iowa
Freshman from Bradenton, Fla.
Freshman from Sioux Rapids, Iowa
Freshman from Orange City, Iowa
Freshman from Brandon, S.D.