Shaw Runs Away With MIAA Track Award

Shaw Runs Away With MIAA Track Award

Jessica Shaw, a senior distance runner at Albion College, has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Women's Track Athlete of the Week, Sheila Blackman, the league's director of media relations, announced Monday.

An Allegan, Mich., product, Shaw finished the 10,000 meters in 36:09.91 in a meet hosted by Bucknell University last Friday. The time, the best in the MIAA at this point of the season, places her eighth on the Division III list.

"Jessica is having an all-around good season," Head Coach Lance Coleman said, noting Shaw boasts the second-fastest times in the 1,500 (4:45.57) and 5,000 meters (17:19.87) and fourth-fastest time in the 800 meters (2:23.07) this season.

"We are looking forward to her having a good conference meet," Coleman said of the May 4-5 meet in Grand Rapids.

While Shaw will be idle from competition until the MIAA Championship, her Albion track & field teammates will be in action on Saturday in the Polar Bear Invitational at Ohio Northern University.

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