The Michigan State Men's Cross Country team welcomes eight additions to the program for the 2012 season.
2013: Placed 38th at the EMU Fall Classic and finished with a season-best 5k time of 16:20.70... Finished with a 5k time of 16:21.40 and placed seventh overall at the Jeff Drenth Memorial... Placed 90th at the Spartan Invitational with an 8k time of 26:17... Competed at the Michigan Intercollegiates and placed 25th overall with a time of 27:29.68... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2012: Competed unattached...Finished 17th with a time of 16:11.06 at the Jeff Drenth Memorial...Ran a time of 27:05 at the Spartan Invitational to finish 141st...Placed 16th at the Michigan Intercollegiates with a time of 26:04.90...Posted a season-best 8k time of 25:27.05 to place 10th at the Jayhawk Invitational.
High School: Four-year letter winner in track and field and cross country at Calvin Christian High School ... All-Conference and All-State in cross country his sophomore, junior, and senior year ... All-Conference his senior year and All-State his junior and senior year in track and field ... Placed third at D3 in the 5k with a time of 15:46 ... Named team captain in cross country and track and field his junior and senior year.
Personal: Born April 30, 1994 ... Son of Dan and Jill Kersjes ... Majoring in general management.