NCAA ALL-AMERICAN SARAH VENLET
2013 Season in Review
2013 Season Highlights
2013 Best Performances
Hope Senior is NCAA All-Americans
Hope's All-time NCAA Female All-Americans
Senior Sarah Venlet of Zeeland (Holland Christian HS) achieved All-America honors at the NCAA Division III track and field championships with an eighth place finish (1:02.10) in the 400-meter hurdles. Venlet was a four-time qualifier for nationals. As a junior she finished 11th and was 14th as both a freshman and sophomore. She holds the Hope record in 1:01.40, set earlier at the national meet. She became the second Hope female athlete to achieve All-America honors in the event, the first in 26 years when Julie Darling finished sixth at the 1987 nationals. (1:03.9)
Teammate Sheri McCormack (Holland/West Ottawa HS) just missed advancing to the finals in the 1,500-meter run as she finished 14th in the prelims in 4:37.79. A junior, McCormack came to nationals seeded 13th.
Jane Pearson, Aurelie McCarus, Catherine Calyore, Sarah Venlet
School Records Set in Last Chance Meets
The women's 4x400 relay improved on their school record while competing at a Last Chance Meet hosted by North Central College. The quartet of freshman Jane Pearson, freshman Aurelie McCarus, junior Catherine Calyore and senior Sarah Venlet was recorded in 3:54.67. A week earlier the same quartet broke a 12-year-old school mark with a time of 3:55.72. The 2001 mark had been 3:55.99.
Junior Sheri McCormack shattered her own school record in the 1,500-meter run, finishing fourth in a field of 65 runners in 4:32.14. The runners who finished ahead of her were all from NCAA Division I programs. McCormack set the previous mark of 4:35.11 in 2012.
2013 MIAA Gold Medal Winners
Sarah Venlet, Sheri McCormack, Catherine White, Catherine Calyore, Katie Afton
Hope Crowns MIAA Champions in Five Events
The Flying Dutch won the gold medal in five events at the MIAA Field Day which concluded Friday. Hope finished second behind rival Calvin in the team standings.
FIELD DAY TEAM SCORES
1. Calvin 273.5. 2. Hope 189. 3. Alma 115. 4. Albion 61.5. 5. Adrian 54. 6. Olivet 48. 7. Trine 34.
Women's 4X100 Meter Relay: Catherine White, Catherine Calyore, Katherine Afton, Sarah Venlet, :49.19
1,500 Meter Run: Sheri McCormack, 4:37.74
100-Meter Hurdles: Sarah Venlet, :15.47
800 Meter Run: Sheri McCormack, 2:16.23
400 Meter Hurdles: Sarah Venlet, 1:03.65