Freeland, Mich. – A pair of Alma College track and field athletes have been honored by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association as athletes of the week. The conference made the announcement Tuesday (Jan. 15) following this past weekend's competition.
Senior Erin Goggins (Hastings, Mich. / Hastings) was named Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week after shining in multiple disciplines Friday (Jan. 11) at Central Michigan University's Jack Skoog Open . Goggins tied for first in the pole vault with a season-best and conference leading 3.20 meter leap. She also made her debut in the triple jump and earned second with a leap of 9.33 meters. But the sophomore was not done there as she finished her night on the track in the 200 meter dash with a winning time of 30.36. Goggins effort was key in Alma's first place finish in the women's team rankings. This is second-straight time a Scot has won this award after sophomore Grace Hearth (Freeland, Mich. / Valley Lutheran) was honored on December 10.
Sophomore Timothy Minier (Battle Creek, Mich. / St. Philip Catholic Central) received Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week after winning three times amongst the Div. III competition at CMU's invite. Minier was first in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.29 and the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.95. The sophomore also ran a split of 55.14 in the Scots 4x400 relay winning team as Alma took home first place in the men's team rankings.
Through three weeks of the MIAA giving out track and field awards, four Alma athletes have received the distinction. The Scots are back in action on Friday (Jan. 18) for Saginaw Valley State University's Doug Hansen Open. Competition will begin at 2:30 p.m.