Men's Cross Country Results
Saturday, Sept. 1, +HOST VANDERBILT INVITATIONAL, 1st place results
Saturday, Sept. 8, at Calvin Invitational, 9th place results
Friday, Sept. 21, at MIAA Jamboree hosted by Saint Mary's, 2nd place results
Friday, Sept. 28, at Lansing CC Invitational, 9th place results
Saturday, Sept. 29, at Louisville, Ky. Invitational, 2nd (silver division) results
Saturday, Sept. 29, at Louisville, Ky. Invitational, 27th (blue division) results
Friday, Oct. 12, at Muskegon CC Invitational, 4th place
Saturday, Oct. 13, at UW-Oshkosh Invitational, 15th place results
Saturday, Oct. 27, MIAA Championships at Albion, 2nd place results
Saturday, Nov. 10, NCAA Great Lakes Regional at Anderson, Ind., 12th place results
Saturday, Nov. 17, NCAA Championships at Terre Haute, Ind., results
+ Held at Ridge Point Church grounds, Holland, Mich.
Honors and Leadership for 2013 are Announced (12/4/12)
Most Valuable Runner: Blake Rottschafer, senior from Spring Lake (Spring Lake HS)
Most Improved Runners: Josh Kammeraad, junior from Bethel Park, Pa. (Bethel Park HS) and Zach Zandbergen, sophomore from Grandville (Grandville HS)
Best Newcomer: Joseph Beemer, freshman from St. Joseph (St. Joseph HS)
MCC 2013 Captains-Elect
Sam Pederson, junior from Mt. Prospect, Ill. (Prospect HS)
James Rogers, junior from Saginaw (Valley Lutheran HS)
Blake Rottschafer Competes at Nationals (11/17/12)
Competing as an individual, senior Blake Rottschafer
(Spring Lake/Spring Lake HS) finished 194th in a field of 276 runners with an
8K time of 26:21.5. The meet winner was Tim Nelson of UW-Stout in 24:26.8.
Mark Northuis Honored as Regional Coach of Year
Cross country coach Mark Northuis has been honored by his peers as the Great Lakes Region women's cross country
coach of the year. The award is given by the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Northuis coached the Flying Dutch to the championship of the NCAA
Division III Great Lakes Regional. continue
Flying Dutchmen 12th in 37-team NCAA Regional Field (11/10/12)
The Flying Dutchmen finished 12th in a 37-team Great Lakes Regional field in Anderson, Ind. on Saturday. Calvin repeated as champion with 76 points. Hope totaled 306 points led by senior Blake Rottschafer of Spring Lake (Spring Lake HS), pictured right, who was 15th among the 256 runners over the 8K course (25:34). Rottschafer will be among seven runners competing at-large at the Division III nationals next Saturday, Nov. 17 in Terre Haute, Ind. Other Hope runners were freshman Joseph Beemer, 80th (26:45); junior Sam Pederson, 85th (26.49); sophomore Zack Zandbergen, 93rd (26.54); freshman Kyle Anderson, 103rd (27:01); junior Tom Smeltzer, 13th (27:33); and junior James Rogers, 151st (27:44).
All-MIAA Honors Awarded Eight Hope Athletes (10/29/12)
All-MIAA honors have been presented to eight Hope athletes. Recognition is
determined by athletes' finishes in the conference jamboree and season-ending
championship meet. Achieving first team honors are junior Camille Borst of
Allendale (Allendale HS), senior Sharon Hecker of Grandville (Grandville
HS), junior Sam
Pederson of Mt. Prospect (Mt. Prospect HS),
and senior Blake Rottschafer of Spring Lake (Spring Lake HS). Hecker is being
honored for a second time. All-MIAA second team honorees include junior Meredith
Busman of Coopersville (Coopersville HS), senior Taylor Mattarella of Traverse
City (Traverse City Central HS), junior Sheri McCormack of Holland (West
Ottawa HS) and freshman Julia Stock of Spring Lake (Grand Haven HS).
Hope Teams Second at MIAA Championships (10/27/12)
men's results / women's results
Both Hope cross country teams finished second behind rival Calvin at the MIAA cross country championships on Saturday. Achieving All-MIAA first team honors were junior Camille Borst (Allendale HS), senior Sharon Hecker (Grandville HS), junior Sam Pederson (Mt. Prospect HS), and senior Blake Rottschafer (Spring Lake HS). All-MIAA second team honorees included freshman Julia Stock (Grand Haven HS), senior Taylor Mattarella (Traverse City Central HS), junior Meredith Busman (Coopersville HS), and junior Sheri McCormack (Holland West Ottawa HS).
WOMEN'S SUMMARY 6K: 1. Calvin 26, 2. Hope 37, 3. Alma 109, 4. Adrian 117, 5. Albion 121, 6. Saint Mary's 165, 7. Trine 181, 8. Kalamazoo 235, 9. Olivet 293. Hope Finishers: 3. Taylor Mattarella, 22:16; 4. Sharon Hecker, 22:16; 5. Camille Borst, 22:23; 11. Julia Stock, 22:37; Meredith Busman, 22:44.
MEN SUMMARY 8K): 1. Calvin 20, 2. Hope 75, 3. Adrian 87, 4. Albion 95, 5. Alma 141, 6. Trine 172, 7. Olivet 187, 8. Kalamazoo 198. Hope Finishers: 6. Blake Rottschafer, 25:16; 7. Sam Pederson, 25:17; 19. James Rogers, 26:06; 20. Zack Zandbergen, 26:06; 23. Kyle Anderson, 26:13.
Hope Teams Compete at Oshkosh Invitational (10/13/12)
Men's Results / Women's Results
Competing in a very competitive field in Oshkosh, Wisc., the Flying Dutch finished fourth in the women's 5K while the Flying Dutchmen were 15th in the men's 8K. Junior Sheri McCormack led the Dutch with a 16th place finish while senior Blake Rottschafer was the top Hope men's finisher in 18th. On Friday part of the teams competed in the Muskegon Community College Invitational. The Flying Dutchmen placed fourth in an eight-team field while the Flying Dutch were fifth among the eight women's squads. Kyle Gibson led the men over the 8K course in 19th place (25:54) while Allyson Schnell topped the women over their 5K at 31st (20:29).
Harriers Compete at Muskegon CC Invitational (10/12/12)
Hope's cross country teams are busy this weekend with split squads competing in two different invitationals. On Friday part of the teams competed in the Muskegon Community College Invitational and on Saturday others will run in the UW-Oshkosh Invitational. In Muskegon, the Flying Dutchmen placed fourth in an eight-team field while the Flying Dutch were fifth among the eight women's squads. Kyle Gibson led the men over the 8K course in 19th place (25:54) while Allyson Schnell topped the women over their 5K at 31st (20:29).
Hope Harriers Compete in Two Invitationals (10/6/12)
Louisville Men Results (blue) / Louisville Men Results (silver)
Louisville Women Results (blue)
Hope's cross country program had a busy weekend team members competing in invitationals in Lansing, Mich. and Louisville, Ky. At the 20-team Lansing Invitational, the Flying Dutch finished second in the women's 5K while the Flying Dutchmen were ninth in the men's 8K. In Louisville, the Flying Dutch were 12th in the 43-team Blue division while the Flying Dutchmen, competing in two divisions, were 2nd in the Silver among 38 teams and 27th among 46 teams in the Blue.
Lansing Summary: Leading the Flying Dutch was Cory Cook in 11th place (19:23) among the 153 runners. Other Hope runners figuring into Hope's 74-point score were Taylor Mattarella, 14th (19:29.5); Priscilla Van Heest, 16th (19:31.6); Emily Wrozek, 20th (19:40.3) and Michelle Kerr, 23rd (19:47.1). Leading the Flying Dutchmen was Kyle Anderson in 47th place (27:32.6) among the 167 runners. Other Hope runners figuring into Hope's 259 point score were Noah Litwiller, 55th (27:50.8); Joe Frakes, 65th (27:56.5); Matt Rolain, 66th (27:58.0) and Kyle Mireless, 80th (28:25.2).
Louisville Summary (Men): The Flying Dutchmen trailed only Spartanburg, S.C. in the 38-team silver division. Leading the Flying Dutchmen was Kyle Gibson in 30th place (27:11.8) among the 309 runners. Other Hope runners figuring into Hope's 209 point total were Tim Lewis, 42nd (27:23.78); Tom Smeltzer, 47th (27:25.8); Rollin Cook, 47th (27:27.9); and Daniel Schriemer, 71st (27:53.0). Leading the Flying Dutchmen in the blue division was Kyle Anderson in 47th place (27:32.6) among the 167 runners. Other Hope runners figuring into Hope's 259 point score were Noah Litwiller, 55th (27:50.8); Joe Frakes, 65th (27:56.5); Matt Rolain, 66th (27:58.0)and Kyle Mireless, 80th (28:25.2).
Louisville Summary (Women): Junior Sheri McCormack finished 16th (18:21.10) among 337 runners in the women's 5K. Other Hope runners figuring into Hope's 157 point total were Meredith Busman, 77th (19:06.9); Julia Stock, 96th (19:13.86); Camille Borst, 116th (19:24.11)and Katie Carlson, 121st. (19:25.27).
Both Hope Teams Second at MIAA Jamboree (9/22/12)
Men's Results / Women's Results
Both Hope cross country teams finished second in their respective races at the MIAA Jamboree hosted by Saint Mary's on Friday. Rival Calvin won both races.
Men's Standings: 1. Calvin 17, 2. Hope 73, 3. Adrian 89, 4. Albion 97,
5. Alma 137, 6. Trine 145, 7. Kalamazoo 215, 8. Olivet 224. Hope Finishers: 9. Blake Rottschafer, 26:11; 10. Sam Pederson, 26:12;
17. James Rogers, 26:50; 18. Zack Zandbergen, 26:52; 19. Will Hewitt, 26:52.
Women's Standings: 1. Calvin 20, 2. Hope 53, 3. Alma 106, 4. Albion 116, 5. Adrian 129,
6. Saint Mary's 160, 7. Trine 180, 8. Kalamazoo 250, 9. Olivet 295. Hope Finishers: 3. Sheri McCormack, 22:17; 11. Meredith Busman, 22:56; 12. Camille Borst, 23:02; 13. Julia Stock, 23:10; 14. Sharon Hecker, 23:12.
Flying Dutchmen Ninth at Knight Invitational (9/8/12)
The Flying Dutchmen finished ninth in the 19-team Calvin Knight Invitational. The host Knights ran away with the title at 30 points. Hope ended with 78.
Senior Blake Rottschafer led the Hope runners in 29th place.
Hope Dominates Season-Opening Invitational (9/1/12)
Both Hope cross country teams marked the start of the season by winning their own invitational on Saturday. Competing in the Bill Vanderbilt Invitational at the Ridge Point Community Church course, the Flying Dutch won the five-team women's 5K for the third consecutive year while the Flying Dutchmen took the 8K men's crown by edging two-time defending champion Albion by four points.
Hope totaled 18 points in the women's standings, followed by Albion 61, Cornerstone 65 and Muskegon Community 106. Hope junior Sheri McCormack ran away from the field with a course record time of 18:17. In the men's race Albion took the first three places, but Hope took five of the next six to total 39 points. Albion ended with 43 points, followed by Cornerstone 67 and Muskegon Community 85. Albion junior Paul Lewis led the field with a time of 26:15. Leading Hope was Blake Rottschafer in fifth place (26:26).