by Alan Babbitt
Hope College's Nick Hoffman is the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week.
The sophomore from Holland, Michigan (Holland HS) is receiving the award for the first time in his track and field career.
Hoffman placed in the top 15 in two events at the Grand Valley State University Bill Clinger Classic on Friday. The meet featured competitors from all three NCAA divisions and NAIA.
Hoffman clocked a 12th-place finish in the 1-mile run with a time of 4 minutes, 20.32 seconds.
In the 800-meter run, Hoffman finished 14th with an effort of 1:59.11.