Diver Grant Williams, Swimmer Daniel Keith Claim MIAA Weekly Honors

Grant Williams poses for a portrait Daniel Keith poses for a portrait By Alan Babbitt

Hope College's Daniel Keith and Grant Williams have claimed Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Swimmer & Diver of the Week honors.

This is the second time this season both have received their respective awards.

Williams, pictured right, posted two season-high dives at Wabash College (Indiana) on Friday — the site of this season's NCAA Division III regional championships.

He won the 3-meter board with a total of 292.75 points.

He won the 1-meter board with a score of 291.65.

Williams finished ahead of two divers who were regional qualifiers last season.

Keith, pictured left, broke a 16-year-old meet record in the 200-yard backstroke at the Michigan-Illinois Quad hosted by Wheaton College (Illinois) on Saturday.

The sophomore from Saline, Michigan (Saline HS) clocked a time of 1 minute, 53.11 seconds to win the event. It is the second-fastest 200 backstroke time by a MIAA swimmer this season.

Keith tied for first in the 50 freestyle with a swim of 53.11 seconds. He also recorded a 100 butterfly split of 50.67 seconds that was the fastest this weekend by a MIAA swimmer.

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