Albion -Meredith Sprints Away As MIAA Indoor Track MVP
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Albion College sprinter Justin Meredith was selected the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association's Most Valuable Men's Indoor Track Performer after winning the 60- and 200-meter events in the league's inaugural indoor track & field championships last Saturday.
A senior who prepped at Groves High School, Meredith was the only male athlete to be a double winner in individual events. He achieved personal best times in both events, reaching the finish of the 60 in 6.96 seconds and 22.34 in the 200. His 200 time betters his old school record.
"It was great to witness Justin's performance in the MIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships," Albion Head Coach Lance Coleman said. "It shows the dedication, focus and hard work he has put in this season to bounce back from a disappointing 2015 season. He has met the challenge of tough competition within the conference and being one of the leaders of a young team very well. I am excited to watch him compete outdoors."
Meredith is a two-time MIAA Track MVP, adding to the outdoor MVP award he won in 2014.
Meredith was joined on the all-MIAA team by first-year student-athletes Richard Annorat and Jephte Jean-Claude.
Annorat, from Naples, Fla., produced 21 points by clearing the bar at 6' 4" to edge teammate Zachary Osborne for first place in the high jump, and adding a runner-up finish in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.61 seconds and a sixth-place finish in the triple jump at 42' 1 ½".
Jean-Claude, from Traverse City, claimed his all-league award by sailing 43' 7 ¼" to win the triple jump. He added a run of 9.16 seconds, good for sixth place in the 60-meter hurdles.