Reidsma, Bos score top-eight finishes at NAIA meet
Put Anna Bos and Andy Reidsma on a track, and they deliver for Trinity Christian College.
That was the case again at last weekend’s NAIA Indoor Championship in Geneva, Ohio. Bos placed eighth in Saturday’s 5,000-meter final by completing the race in 17 minutes, 36.70 seconds and collecting NAIA All-America honors in the process. She had run a school- and personal-record 17:28 in Thursday’s qualifying round and was seeded third entering the final.
Reidsma twice set school and personal records in his 5,000-run, first with a 14:53.23 clocking in the qualifying race and then by covering the distance in 14:43.35 in Saturday’s final. That brought him a seventh-place finish and All-America recognition.
The Trolls quartet of Ashley Jourdan, Justine VanDyk, Courtney Kalous and Jessica Disselkoen established a school mark of 12:25:03 in the women’s distance-medley relay while winding up in the 16th position. Jourdan also ran a mile time of 5:18.31 in the only other individual race for a Trinity athlete.
The 3,200-relay squad of Hannah Schwab, Anna Spotts, Kasey Zaremba and Leah VanTol placed 29th in 10:10.85 and didn’t advance to the finals.
Now, weather permitting, the outdoor track season begins, only not here, where the conditions aren’t conducive to anything but pulling a hamstring while shoveling snow. So the Trolls will commence their under-the-sun season with a meet at Rhodes College in Memphis on Saturday.
The first meet in the Chicago area is scheduled for March 29 at North Central College in Naperville.
The first golf tournament of the spring season will lure the Trolls to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and the Battle at the Beach, hosted by Tiffin University.
It’ll be the first chance for the eight-man Trinity crew to tee it up in competition since the fall, a campaign that concluded with a seventh-place finish in the Taylor Invitational. This may be the spring for freshman Jonathan Zandstra to break out.
Neither the baseball nor softball teams played last week, but each should be seeing plenty of action this week in Florida.
The baseball-playing Trolls, who started 0-4 in Kentucky, had 10 games scheduled, including a doubleheader with Aquinas College slated for today and a twinbill with Trinity International University on Friday.
The softball squad opened Saturday by splitting a pair of games, dropping a 4-3 decision to Cornerstone University before scoring a 2-1 victory over Grace College. Eight more games were scheduled, including today’s doubleheader with Mount Vernon Nazarene, before Trinity headed north to prepare for its home opener against Cardinal Stritch University next Thursday.