Women's Track & Field achieves best MIAA finish since 1983

Women's Track & Field achieves best MIAA finish since 1983

HOLLAND, Mich. – Albion College dominated the sprints to finish second in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Women's Track & Field Championship.

The last time Albion finished as high as second place in the MIAA was 1983 when the Britons also were the runner up.

Layla Wilks and Alexis McGinley were the top two finishers in the 100- and 200-meter events. Wilks achieved a school-record time (25.74 seconds) and McGinley turned in a collegiate best time (25.89) in the 200.

Wilks and McGinley were joined by Emilee Kinney and Chalara Sutton as the Britons achieved the 14th-fastest time in Division III this season and a school record in winning the 4x100 relay in 48.09 seconds.

Sutton finished fourth in the 200, while Kinney was fifth in the 100 and sixth in the 200.

Cianna Brown won three medals on the day. She sailed past the field in the triple jump at 35' 8", finished third in the 400 meters and was joined by Lauren McDowell, Allison Butler and Tyra Thomas-Spratley for a third place finish in the 4x400 relay.

ShaQuoria Thompson secured a silver medal when she threw the discus 133 feet.

Hannah Almhiemid scored a bronze medal when she locked into a tie when she cleared the high jump bar at 4' 9". She also reached the finals in both hurdles events, finishing fourth in the 100 and eighth in the 400.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email advancement@albion.edu.