Trine benefitted from four individual wins, including two by Evonne Bultemeyer in the distance races, as the Thunder captured the 2019 MIAA Women's Indoor Track and Field Championship Saturday.
Bultemeyer's wins in the 800m and 3000m runs bolstered the Thunder late; also winning MIAA titles were teammates Jensyn Garrow in the 400m dash (1:00.01) and Andrea Hagar in the weight throw (15.10m).
In the 800m run, which proved to be one of the deepest and most exciting races of the day, Bultemeyer stretched past Calvin's Katie Diekema and Albion's Cassie Vince to win with an MIAA record time of 2:17.20; Diekema placed second in 2:17.40, while Vince was third in 2:17.69. The win was the second consecutive in the 800 for Bultemeyer and gave Trine their first team lead of the day, which the Thunder would not relenquish.
Bultemeyer then won the women's penultimate event, the 3000m run with a time of 10:33.70.
Albion's Layla Wilks won both the 60m and 200m dashes for the second consecutive year, with her time of 7.91 setting an MIAA record. Wilks, who ran the 200m in 26.10 Saturday, also has the MIAA record in that event after running 25.69 last year.
Two individuals tied MIAA records on the way to their event wins: Olivet's Lillian Albaugh in the shot put (13.39m) and Hope's Addyson Gerig in the high jump (1.56m).
60m Dash - Layla Wilks, Albion - 7.91 (MIAA Record)
200m Dash - Layla Wilks, Albion - 26.10
400m Dash - Jensyn Garrow, Trine - 1:00.01
800m Run - Evonne Bultemeyer, Trine - 2:17.20 (MIAA Record)
1 Mile Run - Katie Diekema, Calvin - 5:07.50
3000m Run - Evonne Bultemeyer, Trine - 10:33.70
5000m Run - Cassie Vince, Albion - 17:20.69
60m Hurdles - Hannah Almhiemid, Albion - 9.61
4x400m Relay - Hope (N. Kruithof, A. VanderStoep, S. Hansma, C. Miskelley) - 4:12.21
Distance Medley - Hope (A. Lowe, C. Miskelley, H. Kenny, K. Peregrine) - 13:12.78
High Jump - Addyson Gerig, Hope - 1.56m (ties MIAA Record)
Pole Vault - Michaela Kaliniak, Olivet - 3.25m
Long Jump - Rayona Hart-Wilson, Adrian - 5.35m
Triple Jump - Mitchel Achien'g, Hope - 10.75m
Shot Put - Lillian Albaugh, Olivet - 13.39m (ties MIAA Record)
Weight Throw - Andrea Hagar, Trine - 15.10m
1. Trine - 155.50
2. Hope - 141
3. Albion - 128
4. Calvin - 92
5. Adrian - 54
6. Olivet - 34
7. Alma - 17.50
Calvin captured their third consecutive MIAA Men's Indoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday, winning five distance events along with the weight throw to score 153 points, surpassing Trine's 121 points.
Calvin's Tyler Johnson was a two-time distance winner for the Knights. With an MIAA title already in hand after winning the 1-Mile run, Johnson won the 3000m run with an MIAA-record time of 8:48.83 in the penultimate race to help lift the Knights.
Joining Johnson in winning distance races for Calvin were James Jeninga (800m, 1:56.44) and Jamison Koeman (500m run, 15:31.58). Rounding out Calvin's even winners was Brendan Van Houten in the weight throw (17.22m).
Along with Johnson's MIAA record, five more records fell during Saturday's action, including three by Adrian: Jordan Davis became the first-ever MIAA Indoor Track & Field athlete to win four consecutive titles on one event with his record-setting time of 8.03 seconds in the 60m hurdles, while teammate Randolph Fry took the 60m dash and 200m dash with record-breaking times of 6.85 seconds and 22.31 seconds, respectively.
Also setting MIAA meet records were Trine's Jeffery Barnett in the long jump (7.36m), improving the third-best mark in NCAA Division III this season, and Olivet's Jacob Smith in the shot put (15.85m) to move up to 25th nationally.
60m Dash - Randolph Fry, Adrian - 6.85 (MIAA Record)
200m Dash - Randolph Fry, Adrian - 22.31 (MIAA Record)
400m Dash - Jasper Bassett, Trine - 50.10
800m Run - James Jeninga, Calvin - 1:56.44
1 Mile Run - Tyler Johnson, Calvin - 4:23.44
3000m Run - Tyler Johnson, Calvin - 8:48.83 (MIAA Record)
5000m Run - Jamison Koeman, Calvin - 15:31.58
60m Hurdles - Jordan Davis, Adrian - 8.03 (MIAA Record)
4x400m Relay - Olivet (N. Bailey, K. McDowell, T. Peck, C. Womack) - 3:26.00
Distance Medley - Hope (Z. Murphy, C. Thomas, B. Jones, N. Hoffman) - 10:48.53
High Jump - Richard Annorat, Albion 2.03m
Pole Vault - Ryan Haarer, Trine - 4.35m
Long Jump - Jeffery Barnett, Trine - 7.36m (MIAA Record)
Triple Jump - Noah Bailey, Olivet - 14.17m
Shot Put - Jacob Smith, Olivet - 15.85m (MIAA Record)
Weight Throw - Brendan Van Houten, Calvin - 17.22m
1. Calvin - 153
2. Trine - 121
3. Adrian - 105.50
4. Hope - 89
5. Albion - 87.50
6. Olivet - 50
7. Alma - 13