Women Compete at IWU Midwest
The women’s track team competed in the IWU Midwest Indoor Classic in Marian, Indiana over the weekend. There were a lot of top ranked Midwest teams including Cornerstone University (5th), and Bethel College (10th), and Indiana Wesleyan (13th). This was the second indoor meet of the season for the men’s side as they have been battling the elements the last couple of weeks.
Kimmy Bigbie had a solid day finishing 23rd in the 60 meter run with time of 8.67 and 23rd in the 200 meter run with a time of 29.82. Carrie Boelt finished 26th in the 200 meter run and 12th in the high jump going 1.4m. Stephanie Daniels also found some success placing 15th in the 400 meter run with a time of 1:08.47.
“We have had horrible luck with the weather these past few weeks which has put us behind schedule in our workouts. I was really pleased with the total team effort at Indiana Wesleyan. We are very young and talented. If we continue to have great workouts like we have lately, we will continue to grow as a team,” said Coach Paterson.
The women’s team will have this week to prepare as they are getting ready to compete in the GVSU Tune Up Open in Allendale, Michigan on Friday February 14th.
Track and Field Competes at GVSU Holiday
The Crimson Wave women’s track team had their first meet of the indoor season when they competed in the GVSU Holiday Open at Grand Valley State University on Saturday. CCSJ would go on to score 5 points which ended in a 10th place finish overall.
Sophomore Andrea Degard earned the Crimson Wave their first point of the afternoon when she finished 8th in the 1 Mile Run with a time of 6:17.95. The ladies found their most successful event of the day in the 4x400 Meter Relay. It was the team of Andrea Degard, Stephanie Daniels, Kimmy Bigbie, and Katy Schmidt that finished with a time of 5:00.72 that gained CCSJ four points.
“It’s always nice to start the season by setting records and that’s exactly what Stephanie Daniels did tonight by breaking the school record in the 400 Meter Dash. I was also impressed with our 4x4 tonight with breaking another school record with two freshman and two sophomores. The future is very bright for us,” said Coach Paterson.
The Crimson Wave will return to action when they travel to Allendale, Michigan to compete in the Mike Lints Alumni Open on Friday January 17th.
Track Competes at Chicagoland Championships
The Crimson Wave women’s track and field team competed at the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, IL hosted by Lewis University.
The Crimson Wave were led by Shakena Clark who finished 12th overall in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.10 and 16th in the 400 meter dash in 1:01.37. Katy Schmidt took 21st in the 100 meter hurdles in 18.39 seconds.
“I was really pleased with the way the ladies competed this weekend with the strong competition and even stronger winds we really step up our game. With conference just two weeks away I really feel the girls are ready for the highest finish in school history.” Said head coach Kevin Paterson
The Crimson Wave will be back in action on Saturday April 13th at the Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational.