2010 Hope College Women's Cross Country Results

 

2010 Results

Saturday, Sept. 4 - +VANDERBILT INVITATIONAL, 1st place results
Saturday, Sept. 11 - at GLCA Invitational (Ohio Wesleyan), 1st place results
Saturday, Sept. 25 - at MIAA Jamboree hosted by Olivet, 2nd place results
Saturday, Oct. 2 - at Lansing CC Invitational, 1st place results
Friday, Oct. 8 - at Bethel Invitational (South Bend), 2nd place results
Saturday, Oct. 16 - at UW-Oshkosh Invitational, 5th place results
Saturday, Oct. 30 - at MIAA Championships hosted by Calvin, 2nd place results
Saturday, Nov. 13 - NCAA Regional, 2nd place results
Saturday, Nov. 20 - at NCAA Championships, Waverly, Iowa, 20th place results

2010 Season in Review

Vanderbilt Invitational Opens Season (9/4/10)
Results

  • The Flying Dutch won their own season-opening Vanderbilt Invitational for the sixth time in the past decade with senior captain Emily Fischer leading the way.
  • The Flying Dutchmen finished second behind MIAA rival Albion in the season-openingVanderbilt Invitational. Junior Nathan Love led the Flying Dutchmen with a second place finish behind race-winner Alex Green of Cornerstone.

Harriers Compete at GLCA/Ohio Invitational (9/11/10)
Men's Results / Women's Results
Women: The Flying Dutch won the championship of the eight-team Great Lakes Colleges Invitational and an expanded 15-team field in competition at Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday. Hope's five scoring runners finished among the top nine and their times were only 12 seconds apart.
WOMEN'S RESULTS (GLCA): 1. Hope 31, Oberlin 45, 3. Kenyon 112, 4. Ohio Wesleyan 113, 5. Denison 114, 6. Wooster 145, 7. Albion 184, 8. Kalamazoo 238. Hope Finishers: 3. Emily Fischer, 19:008.; 5. Sharon Hecker, 19:02.6; 6. Camilie Borst, 19:09.1; 8. Karly Sikma, 19:10.4; 9. Kelly Lufkin, 19:12.1.

Men: The Flying Dutchmen finished fourth in the nine-team Great Lakes Colleges Invitational and sixth in an expanded 14-team field.
MEN'S RESULTS (GLCA): 1. Oberlin 55, 2. Denison 62, 3. Albion 75, 4. Hope 92, 5. Ohio Wesleyan 104, 6. Kenyon 153, 7. Kenyon 153, 8. Wooster 195, 9. Kalamazoo 224. Hope Finishers: 5. Nate Love, 25:56.6; 16. Blake Rottschafer, 29:39.6; 20. Brian Hernandez, 26:53.2; 24. Jordan Richardson, 27:11.4; 27. Kyle Gibson, 27:13.6.

Flying Dutch Top-Ranked in Region (9/14/10)
The Flying Dutch are the top-ranked NCAA Division III women's cross country team in the Great Lakes Region, according to the new poll of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Coach Mark Northuis' Flying Dutch have started their season with two invitational championships to gain the top spot in the poll of coaches. Rounding out the top ten are Ohio Northern, Calvin, Case Western Reserve, Oberlin, Baldwin-Wallace, John Carroll, Denison, Otterbein and Kenyon. Hope is not ranked in the regional poll of men's team. MIAA rival Calvin is the top-ranked men's team while Albion is ranked eighth.

Flying Dutch Move Into Top Ten Nationally (9/15/10)
Division III Poll
The Flying Dutch have moved into the top ten among NCAA Division III women's cross country teams according to the newest poll by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The top-ranked team in the Great Lakes Region, the Flying Dutch moved up ten spots after winning the Great Lakes Collegs Association (GLCA) Invitational last weekend. Coach Mark Northuis' Flying Dutch also won the season-opening Hope Invitational. The top-ranked team in the national poll is UW-Eau Claire. Rounding out the top ten in the Great Lakes region poll are Ohio Northern, Calvin, Case Western Reserve, Oberlin, Baldwin-Wallace, John Carroll, Denison, Otterbein and Kenyon. Other Great Lakes region teams ranked nationally are #14 Ohio Northern, #15 Calvin, #24 Case Western Reserve and #28 Oberlin. Hope is not ranked in the regional poll of men's team. MIAA rival Calvin is the top-ranked men's team while Albion is ranked eighth.

Flying Dutch Remain Top-Ranked in Region (9/21/10)
The Flying Dutch continue to be the top-ranked Division III women's cross country team in the Great Lakes Region. The weekly poll is conducted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Rival Calvin has moved into second place in the regional rankings, setting the stage for a showdown between the teams this coming Saturday when the MIAA hosts a jamboree at Olivet. Calvin is the defending MIAA champion.
GREAT LAKES RANKING: 1. Hope, 2. Calvin, 3. Ohio Northern, 4. Case Western Reserve, 5. Oberlin, 6. Baldwin-Wallace, 7. John Carroll, 8. Denison, 9. Otterbein, 10. Wittenberg.

Hope Teams Second at MIAA Jamboree (9/25/10)
Both Hope cross country teams finished second at the MIAA Jamboree hosted by Olivet on Saturday. Defending conference champion Calvin won both meets. The Flying Dutchmen tied with Albion for second place in the men's 8K while the Flying Dutch were second outright in the women's 6K.

Hope's top five in the women's race were in the top ten -- 3. Taylor Mattarella, 22:57; 4. Emily Fischer, 22:57; 8. Camille Borst, 23:13; 9. Susan Savasky, 23:16; 10. Kelly Lufkin, 23:18. Complete Results

The Hope men were led by Nathan Love who finished ninth in 26:45, followed by 10. Blake Rottschafer, 26:46; 13. Brian Hernandez, 26:56; 17. Chris Ryan, 27:06; 19. Will Hewitt, 27:23. Complete Results

Hope Teams Compete at Lansing CC Invitational (10/2/10)
Competing at the Lansing Community College Invitational on Saturday, the Flying Dutch won their third meet of the season while the Flying Dutchmen placed fifth in the men's competition.

  • The Flying Dutch led a field of 15 teams with six runners finishing in the top ten among 184 competitors. Leading Hope was Emily Fischer in third (18:36) while teammate Sharon Hecker was fourth (18:38). Finishing seventh thru 10th were Kelly Lufkin (18:40), Camille Borst (18:42), Taylor Mattarella (18:42), and Kate Nelson (18:45).
  • Siena Heights led the field of 18 men's teams. Hope finished fifth, but within 18 points of second place. Leading Hope was Nathan Love in seventh place (25:30). Other Hope finishers were Brian Hernandez, 18th (25:59), Blake Rottschafer, 25th (26:13), Chris Ryan, 28th (26:17), and Will Hewitt, 25th (26:36).

Hope Runners Compete at Bethel Invitational (10/8/10)
Men's Results / Women's Results
Hope runners competed in the Bethel College Invitational in South Bend on Friday. The Flying Dutch finished second in the seven-team women's 5K while the Flying Dutchmen were fourth in the eight-team men's 8K.
Women: Indiana Wesleyan topped the field with 39 points while Hope ended with 71 points. Sophomore Morgan McCardel led the Hope runners with a seventh place finish (19:06). Other Hope finishers were Gina O'Brien, 12th (19:35); Katie Carlson, 16th (19:41); Sheri McCormack, 17th (19:42); Meredith Busman, 19th (19:56); Julia Windom, 23rd (20:08); and Katy Olsen, 24th (20:09).
Men: Indiana Wesleyan led the field with 25 points while Hope totaled 101. Freshman Samuel Pederson led the Hope runners finishing 15th (27:10) followed by Tom Smeltzer, 17th (27:24); Kyle Gibson, 21st (27:38); Bruce Kraay, 23rd (27:43); Joshua Holicki, 25th (28:02); Ethan VandePerre, 26th (28:03); and Ben Fineout, 29th (28:10).

Hope Teams Compete in National Field (10/16/10)
Running in a large field of nationally ranked teams, Hope's cross country squads competed in the UW-Oshkosh Invitational on Saturday. The Flying Dutch finished fifth in a field of 36 women's teams while the Flying Dutchmen were 12th among 37 men's squads. This was the final tuneup before the MIAA Championships are held on Oct. 30.
WOMEN'S MEET (6K): Hope finishers among 499 runners - 15. Sharon Hecker (22:20), 26. Karly Sikma (22:36), 30. Taylo Mattarella (22:41), 34. Camille Borst (22:46), 37. Emily Fischer (22:48). Complete Results
MEN'S MEET (8K): Hope finishers among 575 runners - 26. Nate Love (25:17), 79. Blake Rottschafer (25:53), 105. Brian Hernandez (26:17), 118. Chris Ryan (26:25), 124. Sam Pederson (26:30). Complete Results

Dutch 2nd, Dutchmen 3rd at MIAA Championships (10/30/10)
Men's Results / Women's Results
Women: The Flying Dutch were edged by rival Calvin by a mere two points at the MIAA championships held Saturday. The host Knights finished with 31 points to Hope's 33, followed by Saint Mary's 105, Adrian 117, Alma 130, Albion 145, Kalamazoo 206, Trine 230, and Olivet 271. Hope had six runners in the top ten, but couldn't overcome Calvin's one-two-third finish. Sharon Hecker led Hope over the 6K course in fourth place (22:31.7). Next was Emily Fischer in fifth (22:31.7); Kelly Lufkin, seventh (22:42.3); Karly Sikma, eighth (22:46.7); Camille Borst, ninth (22;49.7); Taylor Mattarella, 10th (22:55.6); and Susan Savasky, 12th (23:02.3).

Eight Flying Dutch received All-MIAA recognition. Named to the All-MIAA first team were senior Emily Fischer of Naperville, Ill. (Naperville North HS), sophomore Sharon Hecker of Grandville (Grandville HS), sophomore Taylor Mattarella of Traverse City (Traverse City Central HS), and junior Kelly Luftkin of Houghton (Houghton HS). Fischer is being honored for a second time. All-MIAA second team honorees are freshman Camille Borst of Allendale (Allendale HS), senior Susan Savasky of Berkley (Marion HS), junior Karly Sikma of Grand Rapids (Northpointe Christian HS), and junior Kate Nelson of Williamston (Williamston HS).

Men: The Flying Dutchmen finished third at the MIAA championships. Calvin repeated as league champions with 19 points followed by Albion 61, Hope 70, Alma 116, Adrian 127, Trine 171 and Kalamazoo 203. Nathan Love, a junior from Midland (Midland HS), led the Dutchmen in fourth place with an 8K time of 25:20.7 and was presented All-MIAA first team honors. Other Hope finishers were Chris Ryan, 15th (26:19.3); Brian Hernandez, 16th (26:26.4); Blake Rottschafer, 17th (26:29.6); Samuel Pederson, 18th (26:33.9); Kyle Gibson, 21st (26:46.6); and Jordan Richardson, 28th (27:06.8).

Flying Dutch Headed to Nationals (11/13/10)
Regional Results
Hope will be well represented at the NCAA Division III national cross country championships after strong finishes at the Great Lakes Regional held in Holland on Saturday.

The Flying Dutch are headed as a team to the women's national meet in Waverly, Iowa next Saturday, Nov. 20, after finishing second behind rival Calvin in the 34-team field. Coach Mark Northuis' Dutch last qualified for nationals in 1998.

Junior Nate Love (Midland/Midland HS), has qualified for the men's championships as an individual with an eighth place (25:20.9) finish in the field of 240 runners. A year ago as a sophomore Love finished 98th at regionals. Other Hope finishers were sophomore Chris Ryan, 44th (26:11.3), sophomore Blake Rottschafer, 50th (26:16.6), freshman Sam Pederson, 51st (26:17.1), junior Brian Hernandez, 67th (26:32.3), senior Jordan Richardson, 130th (27:18.6), and freshman Tom Smeltzer. 153rd (27:28.2). The Hope men finished sixth in the field of 33 teams. Calvin won the men's regional team title for a 15th consecutive year, led by senior Nick Kramer who repeated as the individual champion.

Hope's top five runners in the women's 6K ran within 19 seconds of each other to challenge meet winner Calvin. Leading Hope was sophomore Sharon Hecker who finished 15th (22:29.9) in the field of 240 runners. Other Hope finishers were freshman Camille Borst, 18th (22:35.0), senior Emily Fischer, 21st (22:39.5), sophomore Taylor Mattarella, 23rd (22:42.1), junior Karlyn Skima, 26th (22:44.9), junior Kelly Lufkin, 31st (22:52.7); and senior Susan Savasky, 38th (22:59.3).

Hope Runners Compete at Nationals (11/20/10)
Men's Results / Women's Results
Hope athletes competed today in the NCAA Division III cross country championships in Waverly, Iowa.

 
  • Competing as an individual, junior Nathan Love of Midland, Mich. (Midland HS) finished 61st among 279 runners over the 8K course with a career best time(25:13.2). The race was won by Anders Hulleberg (24:22.2) of national champion Haverford. MIAA team entrants Calvin and Albion were 8th and 31st respectively.
 
  • In the women's meet, Hope finished 19th in a field of 32 teams with 462 points. The team champion was Middlebury with 185 points. Rival Calvin was ninth in the women's field (354 points). Hope finishers among the 279 runners over the 6K course were: 69th (22:29.1), junior Kelly Lufkin of Houghton, Mich. (Houghton HS); 80th (22:34.3), sophomore Taylor Mattarella of Traverse City, Mich. (TC Central HS); 100th (22:46.1), junior Karlyn Sikma of Grand Rapids (North Pointe Christian HS); 103rd (22:48.0), sophomore Sharon Hecker of Grandville, Mich. (Grandville HS); 110th (22:51.9), freshman Camille Borst of Allendale, Mich. (Allendale HS); 138th (23:03.8), senior Emily Fischer of Naperville, Ill. (Naperville Central HS); and 178th (23:24.4), junior Kate Nelson of Williamston, Mich. (Williamston HS). The individual winner was Wendy Pavlus of St. Lawrence (20:49.3).

Post-Season Honors are Announced (2/15/11)
Awards recognizing outstanding performances and contributions to the 2010 cross country program have been announced by coach Mark Mark Northuis. The honors are as follows:
Most Valuable Runner
Emily Fischer, senior from Naperville, Ill. (Naperville Central HS)
Most Improved Runner
Sharon Hecker, sophomore from Grandville (Grandville HS)
Rookie of the Year
Camille Borst, freshman from Allendale (Allendale HS)
Dr. Vandervelde Coaches' Award
Sarah Anthony, senior from Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant HS)
USTFCCCA Scholar Athletes
Camille Borst, freshman from Allendale (Allendale HS)
Sharon Hecker, sophomore from Grandville (Grandville HS)
Kelly Lufkin, junior from Houghton (Houghton HS)
Karlyn Sikma, junior from Grand Rapids (North Pointe Christian)

Cross Country Teams Honored for Academics (2/26/11)
Both Hope cross country teams have received All-Academic accolades from the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association of America. The recognition is especially significant for the women's cross country program which has been named to the Academic Honor Roll every year since the award was initiated in 1990. The men's program has been recognized every year but one during that time. continue

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