Dordt runners sweep GPAC weekly honors

October 13, 2021 9:14am

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A pair of Dordt University runners are the GPAC cross country runners of the week. 

Jessica Kampman of Dordt University is this week’s GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Women’s Cross Country Runner-of-the-Week. Kampman, a junior from Abbotsford, British Columbia, helped lead Dordt to a second-place finish at its home meet last weekend, the Defenders Holiday Inn Express Classic. Kampman once again was the top NAIA runner in the field, finishing fourth overall with a 5K time of 18:50. She has three top 10 finishes this season and has been her team's No.1 runner in each of her four meets.

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, was the top NAIA runner at last weekend's meet, the Defenders Holiday Inn Express Classic. Vander Plaats finished second overall, behind an unattached runner, with an 8K time of 25:17. He helped lead the Defenders to the team title with a near-perfect team score (18).