Four members of the Hope College men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams have earned All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association honors for the 2022 season.
Senior Nick Hoffman, junior Eli Meder, and freshman Aidan Kyle represented Hope on the men’s team.
Junior Anna Mason is the Flying Dutch’s recipient on the women’s team.
All four student-athletes claimed the recognition by winning individual events at last week’s MIAA Championships at Albion College.
Hoffman (Holland, Michigan / Holland HS) repeated as MIAA champion in the 1,500 meters by recording a time of 4 minutes, 1.80 seconds. The public accounting major also finished runner-up in the 800 meters.
Meder (Williamston, Michigan / Lansing Catholic) won the 800 meters. The business and economics major clocked a time of 1:54.79.
“Our middle distance is a strength of our team,” head coach Kevin Cole said. “The group scored us a ton of points.”
Kyle (Weston, Connecticut / Weston) took first in the javelin with a toss of 47.31 meters (155 feet, 2 inches).
“He’s multi-talented,” Cole said. “The first time he threw javelin we were doing south, he threw it really far, so I thought we have something special here.”
Mason (Zeeland, Michigan / Libertas Christian) led a title-clinching, 1-2-3 Hope finish in the 5,000 meters by posting a time of 17 minutes, 37.16 seconds. It was the Flying Dutch’s fourth consecutive MIAA championship.“We were only up by two points going into the 5K. We need to score a ton of points,” Cole said. “We knew 1-2-3 would put it out of reach, too. Anna and her teammates did, too. They’re all exceptional distance runners.”