MAC Runners of the Week

Updated 10/23/2013

Men's Runner of the Week

Dave Wing, Miami, Senior

Event Name: Pre- NCAA Invitational

Finish in Event: 83rd

Finishing Time: 24:29.65

Senior Dave Wing led the RedHawks Saturday morning at the 2013 Pre-Nationals Invitational hosted by Indiana State University. He took 83rd overall against runners from 50 regionally and nationally teams, crossing the finish line in 24:29.99. Wing was the first competitor from the MAC to finish the race.


Women's Runner of the Week

Victoria Voronko, Eastern Michigan, Junior

Event Name: Pre-NCAA Invitational

Finish in Event: Second

Finishing Time 20:27.92

Voronko led the way to a 14th place team finish for the Eagles at the Pre-NCAA Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 19. The junior posted a time of 20:27.92 in the Women’s 6,000-meter White Race, bested only by California’s Kelsey Santisteban. Additionally, Voronko managed to outrun the only two competitors who had beat her in previous meets by a margin of over 13 seconds.


Other Nominees

Warren Witchell, Eastern Michigan, Redshirt Junior

Event Name; Pre-NCAA Invitiational

Finish in Event: 85th

Finishing Time: 24:29.99

Witchell paced the Eagles to a 40th place finish in the Pre-NCAA Invitational, Saturday, Oct. 19 in Terre Haute, Ind. EMU placed ahead of competing MAC opponents Miami and Akron by a margin of over 150 points. The redshirt-junior ran a time of 24:29.99 in the 8,000-meter event amongst competitors including nine nationally-ranked teams, with three institutions from the top-five in the nation.


Nate Ghena, Central Michigan, Sophomore

Event Name: Pre-NCAA Invitational

Finish in Event; 184th

Finishing Time: 25:05.93


Meghan Heuer, Northern Illinois, Junior

Event Name: Bradley Pink Classic

Finish in Event: 22nd

Finishing Tim: 21:40.00

Junior Meghan Heuer capped off the regular season on a strong note Friday afternoon at the Bradley Pink Classic, crossing the finish line of the 6K course with a team-best time of 21:40.00. Not only did Heuer earn a top 25 finish in the 238-runner field, but she helped the Huskies earn an 11th-place team finish.


Courtney Edon, Ball State, Junior

Event Name: #JennaStrong Fall Classic

Finish in Event: Fourth

Finishing Time: 18:40.28

Junior Courtney Edon led the Cardinals to a fifth-place team finish at the #JennaStrong Fall Classic with her first top five effort of the season, as she placed fourth among 398 runners at the event.


Jess Hoover, Miami, Junior

Event Name: Pre-NCAA Invitational

Finish in Event: 48th

Finishing Time: 21:00.34

Junior Jess Hoover was Miami’s top finisher for the fifth straight time at the 2013 Pre-National Invitational hosted by Indiana State University. She completed the 6K in a career-high 21:00.34, coming in as the MAC’s second finisher.


Krista Parks, Central Michigan, Senior

Event Name: Pre-NCAA Invitational

Finish in Event: 134th

Finishing Time: 21:42.4


Brooke Tullis, Toledo, Junior

Event Name: Pre-NCAA Invitational

Finish in Event: 69th

Finishing Time: 21:13.18

Tullis paced the Rockets at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, finishing 69th, and helping Toledo defeat two nationally ranked teams, finishing 14th overall. It was her third No. 1 finish for the team and her best time in the 6K this season.