Four from the Hope College men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams have been named Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Indoor Athletes of the Week.

Lukas Bruxvoort and Claire Benedict are the men’s and women’s field honorees. Nick Hoffman and Ana Tucker are the track honorees.

Bruxvoort is receiving the honor for the first time after placing third in the long jump at the Grand Valley State University Mike Lints Alumni Open on Saturday.

According to College Track and Field Results, Bruxvoort’s leap of 6.31 meters (20 feet, 8 ½ inches) puts him seventh in the nation, while his third-place finish in the triple jump of 12.52 meters (41-1) placed him ninth in the country.  

Benedict claimed her first MIAA weekly award by finishing eighth in the long jump at the GVSU Mike Lints Alumni Open. 

Her leap of 4.79 meters (15-8 ¾) landed the sophomore from Ada, Michigan (Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern) 14th in the nation.

Hoffman picked up his second MIAA Indoor Athlete of the Week honor after a record-setting performance at the GVSU Mike Lints Alumni Open.

The junior from Holland, Michigan (Holland) leads NCAA Division III by seven seconds after running a school-record effort in the 1 mile. The time was converted to 4:12.57 for NCAA Championships consideration and the Hope record books because GVSU has an oversized track, which creates faster times. The previous school record stood for 14 years.

Hoffman also recorded an 800-meter time of 1:56.45 that ranks third in the nation. His converted time in the event is 1:58.12.

Tucker earned her first MIAA weekly award after a record-setting one in the 3,000 meters at GVSU. The sophomore from Midland, Michigan (H.H. Dow) clocked a third-place time of 9:41.33.

With her time converted to 9:46.33 for the oversized track, Tucker eclipsed a four-year school record in the event. It is also the fastest time in the event in the nation.