Track and Field Competes at Bellarmine
The women’s track team competed in the Bellarmine Invitational over the weekend. Finally, some good weather emerged as CCSJ competed in a great event with over twenty five colleges.
Carrie Boelt finished 19th in the high jump at 1.45m. Kimmy Bigbie placed 47th in the 100m dash with a time of 13.70. She also placed 50th in the 200m. Julia Wisemann finished the 100m in 15.18. Stephanie Daniels finished 55th in the 800m with a time of 2:42.81.
“The ladies took advantage of the warm weather setting season best times. Julia Wiesemann got the meet off to a strong start setting a new school record in the long jump. Freshman Carrie Boelt and Kimmy Bigbie also had great meets setting season best marks in the high jump and 100 meter dash. We have a young group that continues to improve each week we will be ready to run some fast times when the weather heats up,” said Coach Paterson.
The Crimson Wave will return to action on Friday April 11th and Saturday April 12th when they compete in the Chicagoland Collegiate Championship in DuPage, Illinois.
Track Competes at Dupage Invitational
The Crimson Wave women’s track team competed in the College of DuPage Invitational this weekend. Ten schools competed in this event that includes: Aurora, Illinois-Chicago, Minnesota State, Lake Forest, Wheaton College, College of DuPage, Harper College, Robert Morris University, and Calumet College of St. Joseph.
Stephanie Daniels made history for the Crimson Wave as she broke the school record in the 800m dash with a time of 2:41.67 which placed her 9th overall. Crystal Daniels would win her heat of the 100m dash with a time of 13.40 that earned her a 9th place finish as well. The speedy sisters are a force to be reckoned with. Kimmy Bigbie finished the 100m dash with a time of 13.84 and Julia Wiesemann ran 14.63 which placed her 19th overall.
“The ladies stepped it up and ran a great race today in the cold and the wind. The highlight of the meet was Stephanie Daniels breaking the school record in the 800 with a great performance. Stephanie’s sister Crystal Daniels also had a very impressive meet by winning her heat of the 100 meter dash. We were missing a few girls today so I really feel our best performances are in front of us,” said Coach Paterson.
The Crimson Wave will return to action on Saturday April 5th when they travel down to Louisville, Kentucky to compete in the Bellermine Invitational held at Bellermine University.
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.