Track & field

Red Raider Open 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, Orange City, Iowa

Meet location

DeValois Stadium
Orange City, Iowa


4x800 Relays Qualify For Nationals

The men's and women's 4x800 relays highlight an outstanding first day for Northwestern track and field athletes at the Red Raider Open. 

Both relays won their respective event with near stadium record times and also met the NAIA auto mark. The men's relay team of Tanner Goetsch, Hans Epp, Tim Rose and Peter Hollinger finished with a time of 7:41, three seconds ahead of Morningside. The women's relay posted a time of 9:10.26, three seconds faster than Dordt and eight better than Morningside. Northwestern relay members include Katie Bosch, Bre Harthoorn, Kassidy De Jong and Katie Landhuis

Both Emma Van Meeteren and Naomi Schimmel also won their respective events, giving the Red Raiders four first place finishes on the first day. Van Meeteren overcame Dordt's Erika Douma during the final 100m of a tight dual in the 5K with a time of 19:10. Schimmel won the pole vault for the third straight meet, clearing 9-02.25.

Jordan Strand (3172) and Calvin Korver (3164) are second and third, respectively, after five events of the decathlon. Strand took first in both the 100m and 400m while Korver placed second in the high jump and finished in the top five in all five of today's events. Katy Staab sits in third place after four events of the heptathlon with 2148 points. 

Thursday's competition will get underway at 9am with the second half of the multi-events.

Day One Results

Top Five Finishes:


1.Emma Van Meetern-19:10

1st-Bosch, Harthoorn, De Jong, Landhuis: 9:10 (NAIA Auto)

Pole Vault:
1.Naomi Schimmel-9-02.25

3.Candice Howell-140-03

5.Molly Cunard-103-01


2.Austin Warren-33:53
5.Luke Galloway-35:11

1st-Goetsch, Epp, Rose, Hollinger: 7:41 (NAIA Auto)

5th-Crowell, Nitzsche, Lorfeld, Benzing: 8:06



Luke Galloway

Senior from Walford, Iowa

Jordan Strand

Senior from Sioux Falls, S.D.

Katie Bosch

Middle Distance/Distance
Junior from Ankeny, Iowa

Molly Cunard

Junior from Missouri Valley, Iowa

Hans Epp

Junior from Giltner, Iowa

Tanner Goetsch

Junior from Spirit Lake, Iowa

Candice Howell

Junior from Griswold, Iowa

Katie Landhuis

Middle Distance
Junior from Orange City, Iowa

Tim Rose

Junior from Iowa Falls, Iowa

Austin Warren

Junior from Norfolk, Neb.

Naomi Schimmel

Junior from Pinetop, Ariz.

Kassidy De Jong

Middle Distance
Sophomore from Hospers, Iowa

Peter Hollinger

Sophomore from Algona, Iowa

Calvin Korver

Freshman from Orange City, Iowa

Emma Van Meeteren

Freshman from Sheldon, Iowa