Nicholas E. Morgan, ‘04
Nick Morgan produced points in the hurdles events to boost Albion to the MIAA men’s track & field championship and a 13th place finish in the NCAA Championship in 2004.
A native of Flint, Morgan earned individual league titles in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles events to leave Field Day with the MIAA’s Most Outstanding Runner award.
He went on to compete in the NCAA Championship for the third time in his career, and it proved to be the charm as he pulled away from a tightly-grouped field to win the national championship. Getting a boost off the second-to-last hurdle, Nick completed the race in 14.56 seconds. His preliminary time of 14.39 seconds still stands as the Albion record.
Nick won 10 MIAA titles in all. He was a three-time league champion in the 110-meter hurdles, also winning the event in 2002 and 2003.
Nick graduated with a degree in psychology and he went on to the National University of Health Sciences where he completed a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine in 2011. He lives in Okemos where he owns the Center for Integrative Wellness. Nick also serves on the board of directors of the Genesee County STEM Academy.
J. Matthew Lowman, ‘97
Matt Lowman was a four-time all-MIAA performer and he helped the Britons claimed the 1994 league championship by a margin of 60 strokes.
His best season was 1995 when he finished second in the league with a 76.9-stroke average and earned medalist honors in league jamborees played at the Duck Lake Country Club and Forest Hills Golf Club.
He was the medalist in six league jamborees during his career, including a score of 70 at Duck Lake in 1993 and a course-record round of 71 at the Winding Creek Golf Club in 1994.
Paul Holdren, ‘74
Paul Holden achieved all-MIAA distinction in 1974, wrestling his way to the league championship in the 158-pound weight class.
His career took off after suffering five losses in the last two weeks of his first year as he ripped off 38 victories in his final three seasons. He was 6-0 until an injury derailed his junior year and he went on to achieve a 17-0 record as a senior. He held 11 school records upon graduation.
Paul jumped into teaching after graduation, but took a break to work on a master’s degree in divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. Paul pastored churches in Michigan, Kentucky and West Virginia from 1985-92, but has since returned to the teaching profession, currently teaching biology in the Genesee Intermediate School District.
Paul remained active in wrestling as coach of high school teams at Flint Northwestern from 1975-81 and Burtin-Bendle from 1996-97 and he launched the program at Mott Community College in 2002.
Paul resides in Holly with his wife, Karen. They are the parents of Anna, Joshua, Alyssa, Jarret, Andrea, John, Keith, and Amanda.
Timothy Czarnecki, ‘00
Tim Czarnecki netted three all-MIAA first team awards by shooting the basketball through the hoop. He was the best shooter from the field in the league for three years running, knocking down nearly 63 percent of his attempts in games against league rivals from 1998-2000. Thanks to his shooting prowess, he averaged nearly 15 ½ points in league games during the 1999-2000 campaign.
Tim was also among the league’s rebounding leaders. He pulled down nearly 8 ½ boards in league games in 2000, the third-best average in the MIAA. He was also fifth in 1999 and eighth in 1998.
Tim also was a three-year letter winner in baseball and he achieved all-MIAA second team status after launching three homeruns in games against league rivals in 1997. A career .310 hitter, Tim slugged 20 doubles and 14 homeruns and drove in 79 runs.
A sports science major at Albion, Tim advanced to Marymount University where he completed a doctoral degree in physical therapy. He currently serves as director for the Centers of Excellence at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga.
Tim and his wife, Amy Schreiber Czarnecki, ’99, are the parents of Addyson and Ian.