Former Rockford grad Rietsema prepares for NCAA Nationals

Joel Rietsema works closely with his coaches to prepare for the NCAA National Track Meet.

While a lot of college students are home enjoying the start of summer and starting their summer jobs, Hope College junior and 2009 Rockford graduate Joel Rietsema is focusing on getting ready for the NCAA Division III National Track Meet. The meet takes place in Claremont, Calif. on May 24-26. The former Rockford High School […]

Rics Athlete of the Week — October 15, 2009

Joel Rietsema

Joel Rietsema Track & Field Joel Rietsema came to the RHS track team as a sprinter. His coach asked him to run the 800-meter in a meet, hoping for the best. That day Joel became Rockford High School track team’s fastest 800 runner. He has made a name for himself as the leader of the […]