May 25, 2011 | Matt Kucinski

"The goal was to make nationals, but this was unexpected. During the race we had a lot of teammates watching, and the best thing was to see my teammates at every corner cheering me on. And seeing their excitement kept me going."

Calvin sophomore Alyssa Penning talks with the Grand Rapids Press about how she qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the steeplechase on her first and only try.

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