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

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

For the second time in her career, Calvin senior Katie Diekema has been named the MIAA Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week.

A native of Kenmore, Washington, Diekema clocked a career-best time of 4:30.51 at the Bucknell Bison Classic Saturday night. The time was a season-best by nearly five second and places her third on the current NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field performance list.

A graduate of Inglemoor High School, Diekema is in the midst of a sensational senior running campaign as she earned All-America honors in cross country in the fall and did so again this past March with a third place finish in the mile run at the NCAA III Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Diekema and her Calvin teammates are set to return to action this coming weekend at the Al Owens Classic hosted by Grand Valley State University.