Michmerhuizen and Meckes Receive Weekly Track and Field Honors From MIAA
Monday, April 29, 2013
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has announced its Athletes of the Week in track and field through April 27.
Calvin’s Nicole Michmerhuizen has been named MIAA Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, while Calvin’s Aaron Meckes (men) has been chosen MIAA Men’s Field Athletes of the Week.
Michmerhuizen, a junior from Holland (Holland Christian HS), broke a 26-year-old meet record in the women’s 10,000 meters by more than 30 seconds at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, winning in a school record time of 34:09.96. She smashed the Calvin school record in the event by an incredible 1 minute, 34.4 seconds. Michmerhuizen is being honored as Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season and in her career. Her time was the seventh-fastest in NCAA Division III women’s track and field history.
Meckes, a senior from Bay City (Saginaw Valley Lutheran HS), won the shot put with a toss of 51 feet, 0-1/4 inch and placed third in the discus with a season-best throw of 158 feet, 9 inches at the Ernie Mousseau Classic at Aquinas. He is being honored as Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season and fifth time in his career.