Albion's Cassie Vince, the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association champion in the 5,000m run, headlined the MIAA's representatives named All-Great Lakes Region honorees as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Vince was named the Great Lakes Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year.
Vince, a three-time honoree in the 1-mile, 3,000m run, and 5,000m run, was among the nation's top five times in all three events this indoor season and will compete at the NCAA Championship in the 5,000m run March 8.
Joining Vince as a three-time All-Region selection was Calvin's Katie Diekema, who garnered accolades for the 800m run, 1-mile run, and 3,000m run. Two-time selections were Albion's Layla Wilks (60m dash, 200m dash) and Trine's Evonne Bultemeyer (800m run, 1-mile run).
The top five individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region distinction, in addition to each of the members of the region’s top three relays teams. The regions used for this award – Atlantic, Central, Great Lakes, Mideast, Midwest, New England, South/Southeast and West – match those used during the cross country season. A total of 772 honors were handed out to men’s athletes, while 781 awards were bestowed to athletes from women’s programs.
MIAA Women's Indoor Track and Field All-Region by USTFCCCA
Calvin - Katie Diekema (800m run, 1-mile run, 3,000m run) - Calvin link
Hope - Mitchel Achien'g (pentathlon) - Hope link
Olivet - Lillian Albaugh (shot put) - Olivet link
Trine - Evonne Bultemeyer (800m run, 1-mile run) - Trine link