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Valerie Wierenga
Class: SO
Major: Biology
Hometown: Grandville, MI
Previous School: Grandville

Prep: Lettered three times for Abby Kleinheksel and Jennis Callendar during time at Grandville High … Set Grandville program records in the 1,600, 3,200, 5,000 and 4x800-meter relay … Picked up five conference championships and four regional championships during cross country and track careers … Three-time All-Michigan performer … Garnered 10 all-region and six all-conference nods … Team captain … Team MVP … Two-time member of Team Michigan in Mid-East Cross Country Championships … Served as student-body president … Four-time Academic All-Michigan standout … Earned Scholar with Distinction Award … Graduated top-15 in class.

2016 at Liberty: Helped Flames claim Big South Championship … Named All-Big South during first collegiate campaign.

Personal: Daughter of Jim and Sheila Wierenga … Younger sister of former TU women’s soccer NAIA All-American Katie Wierenga … Transferred to Taylor after one year at NCAA Division I Liberty University … Majoring in biology.

2017-18 Women's Cross Country Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Women's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Alex BerendsJR Hudsonville, MIHudsonville
Rachel BlaggJR Marshalltown, IAMarshalltown
Taylor BluemelSO Brodhead, WIBrodhead
Ellie CogginSR Upland, INEastbrook
Anna CraigFR Warsaw, INWarsaw
Margie CrosbyJR Columbia, MORock Bridge
Abby CrosleyJR Fishers, INHeritage Christian
Amanda DibleyJR Bristol, INElkhart Central
Andi FosterSR Van Wert, OHVan Wert
Michelle FranchJR West Chicago, ILWest Chicago Community
Mae Elizabeth GimreJR West Chicago, ILWest Chicago Community
Katelynn HanbackFR Lafayette, INMcCutcheon
Sarah HardenFR Arlington Heights, ILHersey
Megan HarrisonSO Indianapolis, INHeritage Christian
Haley HeathJR Wabash, INSouthwood
Taylor HeathFR Wabash, INSouthwood
Sarah HolzmanFR Strongsville, OHCuyahoga Valley Christian
Erinne LubienskiFR Grosse Pointe Woods, MIGrosse Pointe North
Lauren MelchersSR Algonquin, ILH.D. Jacobs
Naomi NoyesSO Wheaton, ILWheaton North
Livy SchroderFR Caledonia, MICaledonia
Anna SouzisJR Groveport, OHMadison Christian
Maddie WeedenSO Wheaton, ILWheaton North
Ariel WentworthFR Sugarcreek, OHGaraway
Valerie WierengaSO Grandville, MIGrandville