April VanRyn and Caleb DeWeerd To Complete at NAIA Nationals

The Trolls will have two athletes competing in the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championship at the Robert W. Plaster Center in Pittsburg, Kansas, on March 1-3. Freshman April VanRyn will represent the women’s team in the 5000 meter and freshman Caleb DeWeerd runs the mile for the men’s team.

VanRyn will run in the opening track event on Thursday, March 1, at 2 pm in the semifinals of the 5000 meter.  With her qualifying time of 17:35.37 she has the second fastest time in the field of 19 runners. The finals for her event, which take the top 12 runner, are on Saturday, March 3, at 3:35 pm.

DeWeerd’s semifinal race in the mile is scheduled for 12:20 pm on Friday, March 2. The finals for the event, which features the top 10 semifinal finishers, will happen on Saturday, March 3, at 12:35 pm. DeWeerd ranks 14th in a field of 18 runners with his qualifying time of 4:20.20.

Race action can be followed through live results and live video (for a fee) on the championships link at www.naia.org