Djurre Hoeksema Placed

Cross country beurs USA Djurre

Date of birth:
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Country: The Netherlands
Height: 6'2 ft
Weight: 147 lbs

Personal and academic information


Djurre is an 18 years old runner who grew up with his family in Grolloo, The Netherlands. Besides running Djurre has a great passion for outdoor sports. Kayaking and scuba diving are among his favorites but he also can also really enjoy rock climbing and mountain biking. In addition to this Djurre also has a very quiet side and can really enjoy a good novel and a piece of classical music.


Besides his sport and school career, Djurre is also working for an outdoor company. At this company he has gained a lot of knowledge about working in different branches of outdoor sport and working with large groups of people  and children.

Djurre can be described as someone who is mentally tough, never gives up and is very focussed on his alethic career.  His is able to divide his time very efficiently among his work, school and sports.

Djurre is currently going into his senior year of high school (VWO, the highest level in The Netherlands) and is scheduled to take the TOEFL on June 25th 2015. He scored a composite score of 22 (total 87) on his ACT.

Athletic information


Djurre started track and field when he was nine years old and within a few years his focus has been on running. During his junior career Djurre has competed at many national and international tournaments and due to his very good results (3 national championship titles in one year) he was selected for the Dutch national track team in the season 2011/2012.


At the end of the 2011/2012 winter season he even won the National cross country series. These series consist of the four biggest cross country competitions in the Netherlands he won three of these four competitions. 


In the track season of 2012 Djurre obtained second place at the 1500 meter at the national junior championships. Because of this performance, he was able to run his first international competition  (dual meet against the best from Germany) where he managed to obtain the bronze medal. 


In the 2012/2013 winter season he ended 5th at the national cross country championships. In the winter season of 2013/2014 he ended 6th in the national cross country championship. Later that winter he became second at the junior national championship 1500 meter indoor. At that same championship he also won a bronze medal at the 3000 meter. In the winter season of 2014/2015 he became 9th at the national cross championship. This year Djurre won the 5k of Pesse (Netherlands) and became 2nd at the National junior championships 4*400 meter.


Djurre is coached by Guido van Weeren and he is currently working on the  1500 meter for the new track season to further improve his basic speed. Later this season and in the coming winter his focus will be at the cross country again. Cross country is his real passion and he will be a true asset to your cross country team.

Personal Records of Djurre:


  Outdoor Indoor
800 m 2:02.05 min 2:05.56min
1000 m 2:36.61 min   
1500 m: 4:09.94 min 4:09.49min
3k: 9:07.37 min 9:11.50min
5k: 16:14.08 min  


5k: 15:32 min
10k: 32:46 min