The Indian Hills Community College athletic department has recognized Dion Ryan (Men’s Track & Field) and Peyton Coffin (Women’s Track and Field) as January’s student-athletes of the month. This accolade honors student-athletes who have demonstrated outstanding work in their respective sport and in the classroom.
Coffin, a sophomore from Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is a long sprint standout for the women’s track and field team. The lone sophomore sprinter for the women’s track and field team has helped elevate the Warriors to a 25th place national ranking to open the 2017-18 indoor season. Coffin opened the New Year with two top-five finishes at the University of Dubuque Sol Butler Classic. The returning national qualifier crossed the line in third in the women’s 400m (1:01.97) and fifth in the women’s 200m (27.59). “Peyton has come a long way in just one short year. Her hard work and determination is starting to pay off,” remarked head coach Scott Barnes. Coffin has also been a standout in the classroom, entering her final term as a Warrior with a 3.05 GPA. Keep an eye on Coffin and her teammates as they enter a crucial month of February which includes the Region XI Championship meet hosted by Buena Vista University in Storm Lake on February 16-17.