Hope College’s Ana Tucker is the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for the second time in her career.
The sophomore exercise science major from Midland, Michigan (H.H. Dow HS) is honored after her performance for the first-place Flying Dutch at Friday’s MIAA Indoor Championships hosted by Trine University.
Tucker claimed two MIAA titles on Friday in the 3000-meter and in the mile, and in winning both, she shattered former league and school records.
Running in the 3,000 on Friday, Tucker set a new MIAA record with a time of 9:58.70, breaking the previous mark of 10:09.40 held by Hope's Erin Herrmann set in 2016. Tucker set the Hope record in that event earlier this year with a time of 9:46.33 at GVSU.
Then, in the mile, Tucker crushed both MIAA and Hope records by crossing the finish line in 4:57.92. The old MIAA mark was 5:05.03 set by Calvin's Katie Diekema in 2018 and the previous Hope record was 5:03.86 set by Rachael Webb in 2018.
Tucker is also the owner of the fastest time in the 3000 and the fourth-fastest time in the mile in NCAA Division III.
This is the second time this season Tucker has been named MIAA Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week.