Saturday, Aug. 31, +HOST VANDERBILT INVITATIONAL, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 13, at Michigan State Invitational, noon
Saturday, Sept. 14, at Calvin Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28, MIAA Jamboree at Adrian, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5, at Louisville, Ky. Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Oct.11, at Lansing CC Invitational, 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18, at Muskegon CC Invitational, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19, at UW-Oshkosh Invitational, 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, ++HOST MIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, NCAA Regional at Calvin, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23, NCAA Championships at Hanover, Ind., 11 a.m.
+ Held at Ridge Point Church grounds, Holland, Mich.
++ Held at West Ottawa Golf Course
Top Ten Team in Division III
Front row, left-to-right: Meredith Busman, Julia Stock, Taylor Mattarella; middle row:
Sheri McCormack, Michelle Kerr, Katie Carlson, Camille Borst, Emily Wrozek, coach Brian
Van Zanten; back row: Morgan McCardel, Sharon Hecker, coach Kyle Morrison, coach Mark Northuis
2012 Season in Review
2012 Meet Results
L-R: Sheri McCormack, Katie Carlson, Katie Hauge, Julia Stock
Most Valuable Runner: Sheri McCormack, junior from Holland (West Ottawa HS)
Most Improved Runners: Katie Carlson, junior from Rockford (Rockford HS) and Katie Hauge, sophomore from Blaine, Minn. (Minnehaha Academy)
Best Newcomer: Julia Stock, freshman from Spring Lake (Grand Haven HS)
Flying Dutch a Top Ten Team at Nationals
Competing as a team, the Flying Dutch posted their
best finish at the NCAA Division III championships in nearly two decades by placing
10th in a field of 32 teams. Johns Hopkins, Md. won the meet with 158 points
while the Great Lakes Regional champion Flying Dutch tallied 334. Rival Calvin
was 18th. The finish is Hope's best since 1993 when the Flying Dutch were fourth
at nationals. Junior Sheri McCormack (Holland/West Ottawa HS) led the Flying
Dutch in 37th place among the 263 runners with a 6K time of 22:03.4.
The meet winner was Christy Cazzola of UW-Oshkosh in 20:55.2. Other Hope finishers
were senior Sharon Hecker (Grandville/Grandville HS), 77th (22:36.7); junior
Meredith Busman (Coopersville/Coopersville HS), 81st (22:37.6); junior
Camille Borst (Allendale/Allendale HS), 122nd (22:56.2); senior Taylor Mattarella
(Traverse City/ TC Central), 178th (23:19.6); freshman Julia Stock (Spring Lake/Grand
Haven HS), 259th (24:22.4); and senior Morgan McCardel (Traverse City/St. Francis
HS), 231st (23:52.8).
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 Dutch are NCAA Regional Champions
The Flying Dutch are NCAA Great Lakes Regional champions for the first time in a quarter of a century. Coach Mark Northuis' Flying Dutch bested a 33-team field, including six-time defending regional champion Calvin, in competition in Anderson, Ind. As champions, the Flying Dutch advanced to the NCAA Division III championships for third consecutive year and the 10th time in school history.
The Flying Dutch edged Oberlin, Ohio for the regional title, 91-95, while Calvin ended 12 points behind. Junior Sheri McCormack led the Dutch with a third place in the 234 runner field over the 6K course (21:46). Other Hope finishers were senior Sharon Hecker, 17th (22:13); junior Meredith Busman, 19th (22:16); junior Camille Borst, 24th (22:32); senior Taylor Mattarella, 31st (22:49); junior Katie Carlson, 43rd (23:07); and freshman Julia Stock, 73rd (23:55).
Camille Borst, Sharon Hecker, Meredith Busman
Taylor Mattarella, Sheri McCormack, Julia Stock
All-MIAA Honors Awarded Six Hope Athletes
All-MIAA honors have been presented to six Hope athletes. Recognition is
determined by athletes' finishes in the conference jamboree and season-ending
championship meet. Achieving first team honors were junior Camille Borst of
Allendale (Allendale HS) and senior Sharon Hecker of Grandville (Grandville
HS). Hecker was honored for a second time. All-MIAA second team honorees included 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).
Flying Dutch Second at MIAA Championships
The Flying finished second behind rival Calvin at the MIAA cross country championships. 6K SUMMARY: 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.