Calvin's Katie Diekema Named MIAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week

Calvin's Katie Diekema Named MIAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week

Calvin College senior Katie Diekema has been named the MIAA Women's Track Athlete of the Week.

A native of Kenmore, Washington, Diekema is receiving the honor after a standout race in the 1500 meters Saturday afternoon at the Al Owens Classic hosted by Grand Valley State University.

A graduate of Inglemoor High School, Diekema posted a career-best time of 4:34.11 in the 1500 meters Saturday. Running in a field of Division I and Division II athletes, Diekema took fifth in the race. Her time currently ranks 11th on the NCAA Division III Women's Outdoor Track and Field performance list.

"I am very pleased to see Katie receive this honor," said Calvin head track and field coach Bret Otte. "To run a career-best at this stage of the season is very encouraging. We are looking forward to seeing her race in the weeks to come."

Diekema and the rest of her Calvin teammates will compete this weekend at either the Hillsdale Gina Relays or the Calvin Tune-Up Invitational.