Olivet College to Host Track and Field and Cross Country Feature Day April 10

Posted: 12:34 PM, Apr 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-02 12:34:47-04
Olivet College

OLIVET, Mich. — The Olivet College track and field and cross country teams are hosting a Feature Day Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Olivet College, 320 S. Main St., Olivet, Michigan. The event is free and welcomes any high school student interested in learning more about the teams and Olivet College.

The event includes:

* Time to get to know current student-athletes and coaches

* A campus tour

* A meeting with admissions representatives

* Lunch in the Kirk Center

* More about what OC has to offer, including information on majors and programs and opportunities to get involved on campus

"In the past three years, we've seen the biggest improvement in the Olivet College track and field and cross country teams since the founding of the school,” said Bruce Baker, track and field and cross country assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. “We are gaining momentum every year and would love to have some fresh talent come our way. If you have the drive and desire to compete, you've got a spot on our team."

In a personal statement about her experience as a member of the track and field and cross country teams, third-year student Maggie Graham said, “When I started talking to head coach Karen Lutzke, she wasn’t interested in how fast I could run, but how hard I worked. She saw what I could bring to the team and appreciated me for that. Coach Lutzke’s coaching style includes measuring each of her runners’ success individually. She emphasizes that your own personal achievements measure to the kind of person you are, and that there are different levels of achievement for each person. Coach Lutzke makes you feel like you’re important and a valuable member of the team, regardless of your times.”

For more information about Track and Field and Cross Country Feature Day, contact Bruce Baker at Registration for the event is available at Learn more about Olivet College by contacting the Office of Admissions at 800.456.7189 or