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June 07, 2012 - Image 36

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-06-07

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Steve Stein
Contributing Writer


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on't blink if you see Nicole
Meisner. You might miss her.
The Huntington Woods resi-
dent had a stellar sophomore year with
the University of Detroit Mercy women's
track team both on and off the track.
The 5-foot-2-inch flash was named the
team's Student-Athlete of the Year.
"I really enjoy the competition and
coaching at this level:' said Meisner,
who was a track star for four years at
Berkley High School and won nine
gold medals in track events at the 2008
JCC Maccabi Games held in Detroit.
Meisner, 19, ran two personal-
best times at the Horizon League
outdoor championships last month
at Wisconsin Lutheran College in
Wauwatosa, Wis., and both times were
the third fastest in team history.
She was third in the 200-meter dash
in 25.08 seconds and fifth in the 100
in 12.07 seconds. She also was a mem-
ber of the Titans' 4x100 relay team that
placed fourth in 49.02 seconds.
Meisner was hampered by a ham-
string injury during the indoor season,
but there was a highlight for her. The
7.86 seconds she ran in the 60 in the
league championships in Youngstown,
Ohio, was a personal-best.
Meisner also had a strong freshman
year at U-D Mercy.
She became only the 10th women's
track athlete in school history to break
8 seconds in her debut in the 60 (she
ran 7.97 seconds in the Macomb
Opener), and she was eighth in the 200
(25.47 seconds) and 12th in the 100
(12.6 seconds) in the league outdoor
meet. She also anchored the 4x100
relay team to a fourth-place finish.
Meisner said her biggest future
goals are winning the 200 in the
league outdoor meet and running
under 12 seconds in the outdoor 100.
A 3.2 grade-point average student,
Meisner is majoring in psychology
with a leadership minor. Her career
goal is to be an FBI agent and a crimi-
nal profiler for the agency.
Playing collegiate sports is all in the
the family for her. Mark Meisner, her
brother, is a freshman baseball player
at Niagara University in Buffalo, N.Y.,
and Mort Meisner, her father, played
baseball at U-D Mercy.

Hartman Highlighted
Mike Hartman, a former Huntington
Woods resident, was the subject of a
feature story in his hometown news-
paper, the South Charlotte (N.C.) News,
after his induction this spring into the
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in
Commack, N.Y.
Hartman, 45, a 1995 inductee into
the Michigan Jewish. Sports Hall of
Fame, played in the National Hockey
League for 10 years (1986-1995).
He was a member of the New York
Rangers Stanley Cup champion team
in 1994.
He's now a life coach because "I
had an obligation to pay forward the
incredible guidance I received when I
was growing up and during my career;'
he told the South Charlotte newspaper.
Hartman's children Gabrielle, 18,
and Chase, 13, were in New York for
their father's induction.

Master ful Raffle
The Michigan Jewish Sports
Foundation added some last-minute
excitement to the 22nd annual Hank
Greenberg Memorial Golf Invitational
on Monday by holding the drawing for
a raffle for a once-in-a-lifetime trip to
the 2013 Masters golf tournament.
Raffle tickets were $100. The prize
package, valued at $5,000, included
two passes for a round, one night in a
hotel and several amenities.
Check next week's sports column for
coverage of the invitational and raffle.
The foundation is continuing to
accept nominations for its Male and
Female High School Athlete of the
Year awards, presented in conjunction
with the Jewish News, and Bill Hertz
Memorial scholarships.
Forms can be found at
www.michiganjewishsports.com .
Application deadline is July 6, and
winners will be notified by July 30. For
more information, contact founda-
tion executive director David Blatt at
dblatt@michiganjewishsports.org or
(248) 592-9323.
The athletes of the year and scholar-
ship winners will be honored Oct. 22
at the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall
of Fame induction banquet at the
Jewish Community Center in West
Bloomfield. II


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