2015 MIAA Men's Track & Field Report

Final Standings

1. Calvin
2. Trine
3. Hope
4. Adrian
5. Albion
6. Olivet
7. Alma 

The MIAA men’s track and field champion shall be determined based upon the outcome of the conference championship meet, also known as Field Day.

Thursday, May 21-Saturday, May 23
NCAA Division III Track & Field Championship at St. Lawrence, N.Y. 
Final Team Scores: 1. Wis.-La Crosse 68. 2. Wis.-Eau Claire 46. 3. Wis.-Whitewater 32. 4. Salisbury, Md. 31. 5. St. Olaf, Minn. 27. T30. Calvin 7. T61. Olivet 2. T70. Adrian 1.

All-American Performances
 Ben deWaal Malefyt, Calvin, 6th, 174' 4"
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: Andrew Benkovsky, Olivet, 7th, 9:04.94; Dominick Reed, Adrian, 8th, 9:05.11. 
400 Meter Dash: Ethan Valentine, Calvin, 5th, :47.71 

All-MIAA Men's Track Team Announced; Trine's Bourdo, Calvin's Holstege Named Most Valuable Athletes

Most Valuable Track Athlete
Tyler Bourdo, Trine, senior from (Plainwell/Delton-Kellogg HS)

Most Valuable Field Athlete
Erik Holstege, Calvin, (senior from Keswick, Va./Monticello HS)

2015 All-MIAA Team
Dakota Bagwell, Trine** (senior from Kokomo, Ind./Western HS)
Connor Bauserman, Olivet* (sophomore from Battle Creek/Harper Creek HS)
Tyler Bourdo, Trine*** (senior from Plainwell/Delton-Kellogg HS)
Scott Campbell, Adrian** (sophomore from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada/Lambton Central HS)
Jon Cok, Calvin** (sophomore from Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS)
John Daniel, Trine* (junior from Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll HS)
Ben deWaal Malefyt, Calvin** (senior from Haledon, N.J./Eastern Christian HS)
Jonathan Gingrich, Calvin* (senior from Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty HS)
Steven Haagsma, Calvin* (senior from Wyoming/Grand Rapids South Christian HS)
Blake Hairston, Adrian* (sophomore from Oak Park/Royal Oak HS)
Erik Holstege, Calvin*** (senior from Keswick, Va./Monticello HS)
Josh Lowe, Albion* (senior from Jackson/Vandercook Lake HS)
Zac Nowicki, Calvin* (sophomore from (Comstock Park/Grandville Calvin Christian HS)
Joel Ooms, Calvin* (junior from DeMotte, Ind./Illiana Christian HS)
Patrick Richardville, Trine* (freshman from Leo, Ind./Leo HS)
William Simon, Adrian** (junior from Napoleon/Napoleon HS)
Jalen Weaver, Olivet** (senior from Albion/Albion HS)
Thomas Windle, Adrian*  (senior from Livonia/Churchill HS)
Lucas Wolters, Calvin** (junior from Vincennes, Ind. /South Knox HS)
Ben Zank, Hope* (senior from Midland/Dow HS) 

*-denotes number of years All-MIAA

Thursday, April 30-Friday May 1 at Albion
Final Team Scores: 1. Calvin 224. 2. Trine 182.5. 3. Hope 136. 4. Adrian 106. 5. Albion 73. 6. Olivet 45.5, Alma 6.

Shot Put:
 William Simon, Adrian, 48' 8-3/4"
Pole Vault: Lucas Wolters, Calvin, 15' 1"
Long Jump: Erik Holstege, Calvin, 22' 2-1/2"
Javelin: Scott Campbell, Adrian, 181' 5"
10,000 Meter Run: Jonathan Gingrich, Calvin, 32:17.17
High Jump: Scott Campbell, Adrian, 6' 7-1/2" (dc)
Hammer: Dakota Bagwell, Trine, 184' 3"  (MIAA Record)
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: Steven Haagsma, Calvin, 9:13.88
4x100 Meter Relay: Trine, :41.93 
Triple Jump: Josh Lowe, Albion, 44' 4"
Discus: Ben deWaal Malefyt, Calvin, 155' 5" (dc)
1,500 Meter Run: Thomas Windle, Adrian, 3:57.00 
110 Meter Hurdles: Erik Holstege, Calvin, :14.74 (dc)
400 Meter Dash: Tyler Bourdo, Trine, :48.25 (dc)
100 Meter Dash: Patrick Richardville, Trine, :10.85 
800 Meter Run: Jalen Weaver, Olivet, 1:53.40 (dc)
400 Meter Hurdles: Joel Ooms, Calvin, :56.54 
200 Meter Dash: Tyler Bourdo, Trine, :21.86  
5,000 Meter Run: Zac Nowicki, Calvin, 15:07.63 
4x400 Meter Relay: Trine, 3:17.31

(dc)-denotes defending champion 

Click here for complete Field Day results.

Saturday, April 11
MIAA Jamboree at Adrian 
Team Scores:  1. Hope 863.5. 2. Adrian 731. 3. Albion 643. 4. Trine 635. 5. Calvin 451. 6. Alma 373.5. 7. Olivet 327. 

10,000 Meter Run:
 Adam Sanchez, Alma, 32:54.12 
Long Jump: Josh Lowe, Albion, 21' 6-3/4" 
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: Dominick Reed, Adrian, 9:34.79 
4x100-Meter Relay: Albion, :43.49
High Jump: Jon Cok, Calvin, 6' 2-3/4"
1,500 Meter Run: Thomas Windle, Adrian, 4:05.34
110-Meter Hurdles: Ross Whitman, Hope, :15.82 
400 Meter Run: Tyler Bourdo, Trine, :48.92 
100 Meter Dash: Boone Marois, Hope, :11.04 
800 Meter Run: Connor Bauserman, Olivet, 1:56.21
400 Meter Hurdles: Ryan Arndt, Hope, :57.73 
200 Meter Dash: Justin Meredith, Albion, 22:37
5,000 Meter Run: Dominick Reed, Adrian, 15:29.75
4X400 Meter Relay: Trine, 3:20.02
Pole Vault: John Daniel, Trine, 15' 3" 
Triple Jump: Scott Campbell, Adrian, 42' 1-1/2" 
Discus Throw: William Simon, Adrian, 145' 10" 
Hammer Throw: Dakota Bagwell, Trine, 167' 
Shot Put:  William Simon, Adrian, 45' 8"
Javelin: Scott Campbell, Adrian, 173' 11"

Click here for complete meet results.

MIAA To Add Indoor Track As Conference Sport In 2015-16

Posted: March 27, 2015

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced today that it will add men’s and women’s indoor track and field as varsity conference sports, effective with the 2015-16 school year.

"We are excited to be adding men's and women's indoor track and field to our lineup of sponsored sports. This will give our student-athletes an opportunity to compete for conference championships," MIAA Commissioner Penny Allen-Cook said. "Currently, only the few elite track and field student-athletes have a chance at end-of-season recognition in their sport by qualifying for the NCAA National Championships. This is another affirmation of our membership's commitment to providing a quality, competitive experience for MIAA student-athletes."

The MIAA previously sponsored men’s indoor track as a conference sport from 1936-48, with Kalamazoo winning the first league championship in 1936. Albion won six conference titles during that span, the most of any MIAA school, including the final championship in 1948.

Some MIAA member schools already offer indoor track as a sport, with four student-athletes from MIAA member colleges earning All-American honors at the recent NCAA Division III indoor championships.

The addition of men’s and women’s indoor track will bring the number to 22 sports sponsored by the MIAA – 11 for each gender.  They are the first sports to be added to the conference’s lineup since men’s and women’s lacrosse was added during the 2012-13 academic year.

Athlete of the Week Honor Roll

Week #1 - Nicholas Salomon, Hope (track); Nick Bertoia, Albion (field)
Week #2 - Matt Ruff, Hope (track); Scott Campbell, Adrian (field)
Week #3 - Patrick Richardville, Trine (track); Josh Lowe, Albion (field) 
Week #4 - Erik Holstege, Calvin (track); Ben deWaal Malefyt, Calvin (field) 
Week #5 - Tyler Bourdo, Trine (track); William Simon, Adrian (field) 
Week #6 - Tyler Bourdo, Trine (track); Scott Campbell, Adrian (field) 
Week #7 - Jalen Weaver, Olivet (track); Ben deWaal Malefyt, Calvin (field)