John Bennink, ‘02
John Bennink used his speed to star on the football field and on the track during his career as an Albion athlete.
John twice achieved All-America status and all-MIAA recognition on the track three times. He won the league title in the 400-meter hurdles his first year with a time of 52.67 seconds, a mark that still stands as the league record. His time of 52.36 seconds in a third-place finish in the 1999 NCAA Championships still stands as the school standard.
A two-time all-MIAA pick at receiver, John was a member of three league champion football squads. He racked up 995 receiving yards during the 2001 season, a figure that still ranks as the school standard, and finished the 2000 and 2001 seasons with 1,627 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.
John has taught German and served as the head track & field and assistant football coach at Clarkston High School since 2004. He and his wife, Krista, are the parents of a daughter, Georgia.