Another good day for the distance crew

Another good day for the distance crew

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Viking Olympics turned out to be another good meet for the Albion College distance crew.

Kiehl Smith took first place in the 1,500 meters (4:01.45) and Aaron Weimer was the runner up in the steeplechase (9:52.97).

The jumpers got in the act, too, with Jephte Jean-Claude winning the 110 meter hurdles (15.42 seconds) and taking second in the triple jump (45' ¼"). Richard Annorat and Trevor Knowles were among those tied for fourth place in the high jump.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email