Three student-athletes from the Hope College outdoor women’s track & field team have earned all-region accolades from the United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2018 season.

Senior Alison Rich of Haslett, Michigan (Haslett HS), junior Emily Hamilton of Naperville, Illinois (North), and sophomore Mitchel Achien’g of Nairobi, Kenya (Kisumu) all were honored in the Great Lakes Region for their performances.

The top-five individuals in each event from each of eight regions earned all-region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the region’s top-three relay teams.

Rich and Achien’g earned all-region honors as heptathletes with 4,487 and 3,953 points, respectively.

Hamilton claimed all-region distinction in the 10,000 meters with a time of 36 minutes, 28.80 seconds.