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Kramer Repeats as Gt Lakes Athlete of The Year - Diemer Named Gt Lakes Regional Women’s Coach of Yr

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Great Lakes Regional Award Winners

For the second consecutive year, Calvin College junior Nick Kramer has been named the Great Lakes Regional Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association. Kramer is receiving the award after racing to his second consecutive Great Lakes Regional individual title this past Saturday in Holland, Michigan.

A native of Dyer, Indiana, and a graduate of Illiana Christian High School, Kramer helped the Calvin men’s cross country team capture its 15th consecutive Great Lakes Regional title as the Knights garnered a first place team score of 57 points. Two weeks prior, he helped Calvin capture its 24th consecutive MIAA title. He was later named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Runner for the second straight year.
The Calvin men’s cross country team will head into the national meet this Saturday ranked fourth nationally.
In addition, Brian Diemer has been named the Great Lakes Regional Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. Now in his fifth year as Calvin women’s cross country coach, Diemer is receiving the award for the third straight year. This fall, Diemer led the Calvin women’s cross country team to its sixth consecutive MIAA titles and its third straight Great Lakes Regional crown. The Knights posted a first place team score of 69 points at the regional meet hosted by Hope College at the West Ottawa Golf Club in Holland.
The Calvin women’s cross country team will head into the national meet this Saturday ranked sixth nationally.

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