Kayla Van Lenten Claims MIAA Weekly Honor

Kayla Van Lenten Claims MIAA Weekly Honor

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association named Kayla Van Lenten the Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Oakland Golden Grizzly Invite on Friday.

A senior from Hawthorne, New Jersey, Van Lenten is claiming the honor for the second time this year.

"Kayla did a great job this weekend," said head coach Bret Otte. "She had an outstanding outing in both events. She has done some outstanding things this year and we are looking forward to the next few weeks."

On Friday, she broke her outdoor record at the pole vault at Oakland. Van Lenten recorded a finish at 10 feet, 6 inches.

She also hopped off the bus and broke her career record in the high jump. Clearing 5 feet, 3 inches.

Van Lenten currently leads the MIAA at 5' 3", ahead of Grace Hearth of Alma College at 4' 11".

Nationally she is ranked 26th in the pole vault at 3.2 meters and her high jump of 1.6 meters is tied for ninth in the nation.

Van Lenten and the Knights return to action on Friday when they will compete at the GVSU Al Owens Invitational.