Vander Plaats is GPAC mens cross country runner of the week

September 15, 2021 11:01am

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Jacob Vander Plaats of Dordt University is the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Cross Country Runner-of-the-Week. Vander Plaats, a senior from Sioux Center, Iowa, led 13th-ranked Dordt to the team title at the Red Raider Preview, a meet held last weekend at Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City, Iowa. Vander Plaats on the 8K race with a time of 26:20 and was one of six Defender runners to finish among the top seven. This marked the second straight race that Vander Plaats was the top NAIA runner. Dordt won the meet with 16 points.