ALL-AMERICAN JOEL RIETSEMA
2013 Outdoor Season in Review
2013 Season Highlights
2013 Best Performances
Hope Crowns NCAA All-American
Hope's All-time NCAA Male All-Americans
For the second year in-a-row, senior Joel Rietsema of Rockford (Rockford HS) achieved All-America honors at the NCAA Division III track and field championships by finishing fourth in the 800-meter run. Rietsema ends his collegiate career as the Hope record-holder in the event (1:50.38). He became just the sixth Hope male athlete to achieve All-America honors multiple times having finished fourth as well as a junior. Hope's other All-America performance in the 800 was the eighth place finish by Steve Rabuck in 2001.
2013 MIAA Gold Medal Winners
Joel Rietsema, Boone Marois, Steffon Mayhue, Bryce Richards, Andrew Kreichelt
Hope Crowns MIAA Champions in Five Events
The Flying Dutchmen won the gold medal in five events at the MIAA Field Day hosted by Hope. The Flying Dutchmen finished second behind rival Calvin in the team standings.
FIELD DAY TEAM SCORES: 1. Calvin 232.5. 2. Hope 179.5. 3. Trine 97. 4. Albion 83. 5. Adrian 74. 6. Alma 59. 7. Olivet 53.
4x100 Meter Relay: Steffon Mayhue, Bryce Richards, Andrew Kreichelt, Boone Marois, :42.32
100 Meter Dash: Boone Marois, :10.99
800 Meter Run: Joel Rietsema, 1:53.00
200 Meter Dash: Boone Marois, :22.54