Name: Chris Postma

Class Year: Junior

Major: Exercise Science, Pre-Physical Therapy

Sport(s) Involved: Cross Country, Track

Events: Cross country, 3k, 5k, steeplechase

Where are you from? Orange City, Iowa

How did you first become involved in sports?

My brothers and I always played sports in our front yard as early as I can remember and I loved the competition against them. Since they were older than me, they usually crushed me in anything we did but I enjoyed the challenge.

Why did you come to Dordt?

I always told myself that I wouldn’t go to Dordt or Northwestern and wanted to get out of the area for school, but I learned to love Dordt and I felt at home here. I guess I just felt right in this community and God led me to the place that he wanted to grow me in.

Do you prefer Cross Country or Track more?

That’s hard because I like them both, it’s just a different type of running. I have to say that the steeplechase is my favorite race, however, because I get to run it with Derek Opp and we do work.

What has been your favorite class so far?

I took a psych course called Psychopathology that was really interesting and well-taught.  It was a tough class but I liked it.

What’s been your best sports experience at Dordt?

I would say the cross country season last year when we beat Concordia and Morningside at conference to go to nationals. Even though I didn’t run because I was sick in the hotel room, it was awesome to get the phone call that we were going to nationals. A close 2nd was beating Jay Welp in the conference steeplechase race

Does anyone compete with Jeremy Engbers for your number one fan?

No. Sometimes he dresses up in my uniform and pretends to be me.

Speaking of Jeremy… who’s this Claire Robinson that he continues to retweet? She seems to have quite the infatuation with you.

This is a girl that happened to have a thing for me this summer when I worked as a counselor at a Christian sports camp in Pennsylvania. I never saw her and don’t know who she is but apparently she was obsessed, and Jeremy encouraged it to the point that he still retweets her tweets about me.  She is 15 and tweets about me everyday. #creeperstatus

What are the top 5 things on your bucket list?

Skydive, run a marathon, go backpacking in Europe, learn to play guitar and piano, and tour with a band.

What three items would you take to a deserted item other than food and water?

A helicopter, fuel, map.

If you could change one thing from the last three years, what would it be?

Nothing. I try not to dwell in the past.

Justin Pastoor, Sports Editor

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