posted May 21, 2008

Christina Lis Receives Regional Track Honor

Junior Christina Lis of Novi, Mich. (Novi HS) has been named the Great Lakes Region Division III women's field athlete of the year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The association honors the top track and field performers in eight Division III regions across the country.

Lis won the high jump championship of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) this spring and with a season-best jump of 5-7 1/4 has qualified for the NCAA Division III track and field championships this weekend in Oshkosh, Wisc.

Honored as the region's women's track athlete was Sarah Wittingen of Calvin. The men's honorees are Jimmy O'Brien of Ohio Northern (track) and Trevor Matuszak of Defiance (field).