Smith leads Briton runners in Calvin meet

Smith leads Briton runners in Calvin meet

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Kiehl Smith ran near the front of the pack Saturday to lead the Albion College men's cross country team in the Calvin University Invitational.

Smith was the sixth runner to finish the 8K course, reaching the finish line in 25:23.1.

Albion finished 13th out of 24 teams with a 382 total.

Adam Ditri was Albion's second runner. He finished 32nd overall, reaching the finish in 25:54.9.

Aaron Weimer (26:50), Nathaniel Jennings (28:37) and Alex Harrell (28:47.4) completed Albion's top five.

The Britons next meet is the Warrior Challenge on Sept. 21.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball teams that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email