Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
The Crimson Wave men’s team finished 3rd overall and the ladies finished 7th overall in a highly competitive field.
The Crimson Wave’s meet was highlighted by Matt Stewart earning a trip to the 2015 NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships after hitting the “B” standard in the high jump with a jump of 6’8. Stewart’s jump was also good enough to win the meet.
Phil Thompson won the triple jump with a jump of 48’10. Thompson qualified for the 2015 NAIA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships earlier in the season.
Dwayne Dixon took a 3rd place finish in the 100m dash while 4x100 and 4x400 relay team finished 2nd and 3rd place.
Kimberly Bigbie took 6th place in the 100 m dash and Olivia Askew took 6th in the 200m dash. Zhane Nolan grabbed a 5th place finish for the ladies in the 100m hurdles.
Stewart, Thompson and Dixon all earned All-Conference honors with their performances. Blake Wallace, Joey Curtis, Aaron Murray and Dwayne Dickson earned All-Conference Honors for their finish in the 4x100 relay. Curtis Murray and Dickson earned All-Conference Honors in the 4x400 as well, along with Lathen Bendheim.
" I am extremely proud of how our men's and women's teams performed at the conference championship. The men's 3rd place finish was the best in school history and the women's 7th place finish was a good effort against very competitive and large programs. The success of both teams at this championship meet shows how hard they worked all season. We had the goal to walk into conference with our best foot forward and to improve on our results from past years, and we did just that. Exciting things to come for the crimson wave in future seasons."
Olivia Askew broke the school record running 25.91 seconds in the 200m dash placing 5th overall. She also placed 4th in the 400m dash with a time of 1:01.42. The women’s 4x100m run placed 3rd overall with a time of 50.01.
“I am very proud of how both our men’s and women’s teams performed on Saturday. We are right where we need to be with our times and marks for this point in the season. I am excited to see our performances this weekend at the Crusader Invite as we have one last tune-up before the conference championship,” said Coach Luehrs.
The men will return to action on Saturday when they compete in the Crusader Invitational hosted by Valparaiso University.
Rachel Stubblefield finished 9th in the 60m with a time of 8.41. Stephanie Hurwitz finished 34th in the 200m with a time of 28.30. Olivia Askew finished 15th in the 400m with a time of 1:01.81. Lastly, Brooke Jackson finished 26th in the long jump as she went for 4.28m.
“The women’s team continues to progress. We had three season best times and several other strong performances. This was the most competitive meet of the indoor season and the ladies hung in there with tough competition which showed off all their hard work. Big things to come in the outdoor season,” said Coach Luehrs.
The men will return to action on Friday when they compete in the GVSU Tune-Up in Allendale, Michigan.