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Veldman To Run For Defenders

Posted: January 9th, 2019
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Recruits, Cross Country, Track & Field

(Wednesday, January 9; Sioux Center, Iowa) Jonathon Veldman, a senior at Western Christian High School (Iowa), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender cross country and track programs.

Veldman is a three-time all-district and all-conference performer and qualified for the Iowa High School State Cross Country Championship three times where he helped the Wolfpack to a third place finish.  Veldman was also a  part of a Lakes Conference Championship winning team.

Veldman has personal bests  of 17:04 on a 5,000 meter cross country course with best times of 4:55 in the mile and 10:40 in the two mile track races.

"I am pleased Jonathan has decided to continue his education at Dordt and run as a Defender.  He fits the culture of our men’s team very well and will carry his strong work ethic and sense of responsibility into his running and academic work at Dordt.  His best running is ahead of him and I look forward to working with him over the next four years," said Dordt College cross country coach Nate Wolf.

Jonathon is the son of Jeff and Betsy Veldman of Rock Valley, Iowa. He plans to study Business Administration at Dordt.

Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). 

U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.