(Thursday, March 7; Sioux Center, Iowa) Lucas Bandstra, a senior at Pella Christian High School (Iowa), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the track and field and cross country programs.
Bandstra has personal bests of 17:41 on a 5,000 meter cross country course, 2:09 in the 800 meters and 5:10 in the 1600 meters. He was a part of a state meet qualifying relay in the distance medley and 4x400.
Lucas will be a great addition to the track and field and cross country programs at Dordt. We are thrilled that he has chosen Dordt to further his education and be a part of the cross country and track and field programs. Lucas has great potential as a runner, and will bring strong leadership skills to the teams. It will be fun to see how he develops as an athlete and as a person," said Dordt track and field coach Craig Heynen.
Lucas is the son of Ryan and Anne Bandstra of Pella, Iowa. He plans to study Business 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, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.