Five Britons Gain MIAA Athlete of the Week awards

Five Britons Gain MIAA Athlete of the Week awards

The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced athlete of the week awards for five Albion College student-athletes Monday.

Jephte Jean-Claude (men's field events), Kiehl Smith (men's track), Allison Snyder (women's track) and Nia Thomas (women's field events) were honored as the athletes of the week in outdoor track & field. Israel Trevino gained the player of the week award in men's tennis.

Jean-Claude, a junior who prepped at Traverse City Central, achieved a personal record of 14.08 meters (46' 2 ½") in the triple jump during the Southern Invitational in Birmingham, Ala., last Saturday. He also finished third in the 110-meter hurdles, reaching the finish in 16.04 seconds.

Smith, a sophomore from Jonesville, Mich., raced past the field in the 1,500 meters. His winning time (3:59.05) was a personal record.

Snyder, a senior who prepped at Jackson County Western High School, achieved a personal record (17:56.65) in a first-place finish in the 5,000 meters.

Thomas, a junior from Honolulu, Hawaii, broke the school record in a runner-up finish to a Division II student-athlete from the University of West Alabama in the triple jump. She sailed 11.45 meters, the equivalent of 37' 6 ¾" on her final attempt.

The next outdoor meet for Albion is March 24 in Marion, Ind.

Trevino, a sophomore who prepped at Holt High School, won three of four matches at the No. 2 doubles positon with victories over DeSales University, Defiance College and Penn State University-Behrend in spring break action from Hilton Head, S.C. He also picked up singles wins over DeSales and Defiance at No. 3 singles.

The Albion men's tennis team is gearing up for a March 27 home match against Lawrence Tech University.