Albion College placed four men – first-year student-athletes Richard Annorat and Jephte Jean-Claude, junior Zachary Osborne and senior Justin Meredith – on the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s list of all-Great Lakes region performers.
To be named all-region, an athlete must either be ranked in the top five of an individual event in the region according to final Track & Field Results Reporting System data or be part of a top three relay team.
Annorat, a Lely High School product from Naples, Fla., achieved distinction in the high jump, clearing 6’ 7” in the April 23 meet at Ohio Northern University. He went on to score for a third place finish in the 110-meter hurdles (15.91 seconds) and a fourth place finish in the high jump (6’ 1 ½”) in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship.
Traverse City Central product Jean-Claude finished the season by achieving a time of 14.94 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles during the May 19 All-Great Lakes Elite Meet in Delaware, Ohio. He was the MIAA’s runner-up in the event, racing to a time of 15.72 in the final round of the league championship. He was also a member of the Britons’ 4×100 relay that finished third in the MIAA.
Osborne, who hails from Algonac, cleared the bat at 6’ 7 ½’ in finishing second in the high jump during the MIAA Championship.
Meredith, who prepped at Groves High School in the Detroit area, achieved all-region distinction in the 100 and 200 meter sprints. He qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship in both events, but opted to compete only in the 100 at the national meet. He established season-best times of 10.64 in the 100 and 21.54 in the 200 at Ohio Northern.