Saturday, Aug. 31, +HOST VANDERBILT INVITATIONAL, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 13, at Michigan State Invitational, noon
Saturday, Sept. 14, at Calvin Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28, MIAA Jamboree at Adrian, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5, at Louisville, Ky. Invitational, 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Oct.11, at Lansing CC Invitational, 2 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18, at Muskegon CC Invitational, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19, at UW-Oshkosh Invitational, 10:15 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2, ++HOST MIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, NCAA Regional at Calvin, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23, NCAA Championships at Hanover, Ind., 11 a.m.
+ Held at Ridge Point Church grounds, Holland, Mich.
++ Held at West Ottawa Golf Course
2012 Season in Review
2012 Meet Results
L-R: Blake Rottschafer, Josh Kammeraad, Zach Zandbergen, Joseph Beemer
Most Valuable Runner: Blake Rottschafer, senior from Spring Lake (Spring Lake HS)
Most Improved Runners: Josh Kammeraad, junior from Bethel Park, Pa. (Bethel Park HS) and Zach Zandbergen, sophomore from Grandville (Grandville HS)
Best Newcomer: Joseph Beemer, freshman from St. Joseph (St. Joseph HS)
Blake Rottschafer Competes at Nationals
Competing as an individual, senior Blake Rottschafer
(Spring Lake/Spring Lake HS) finished 194th in a field of 276 runners with an
8K time of 26:21.5. The meet winner was Tim Nelson of UW-Stout in 24:26.8.
Flying Dutchmen 12th in NCAA Regional Field
The Flying Dutchmen finished 12th in a 37-team Great Lakes Regional field in Anderson, Ind. on Saturday. Calvin repeated as champion with 76 points. Hope totaled 306 points led by senior Blake Rottschafer of Spring Lake (Spring Lake HS), pictured right, who was 15th among the 256 runners over the 8K course (25:34). Other Hope runners were freshman Joseph Beemer, 80th (26:45); junior Sam Pederson, 85th (26.49); sophomore Zack Zandbergen, 93rd (26.54); freshman Kyle Anderson, 103rd (27:01); junior Tom Smeltzer, 13th (27:33); and junior James Rogers, 151st (27:44).
Sam Pederson, Blake Rottschafer
All-MIAA Honors Awarded Two Hope Athletes
All-MIAA honors have been presented to two Hope athletes. Recognition is
determined by athletes' finishes in the conference jamboree and season-ending
championship meet. Achieving first team honors were junior Sam Pederson of Mt. Prospect (Mt. Prospect HS),
and senior Blake Rottschafer of Spring Lake (Spring Lake HS).
Hope Second at MIAA Championships
The Flying Dutchmen finished second behind rival Calvin at the MIAA cross country championships.
8K SUMMARY: 1. Calvin 20, 2. Hope 75, 3. Adrian 87, 4. Albion 95, 5. Alma 141, 6. Trine 172, 7. Olivet 187, 8. Kalamazoo 198. Hope Finishers: 6. Blake Rottschafer, 25:16; 7. Sam Pederson, 25:17; 19. James Rogers, 26:06; 20. Zack Zandbergen, 26:06; 23. Kyle Anderson, 26:13.