MAC Announces Runner of the Week

Updated 9/20/2005

Men's Runner of the Week

Corey Nowitzke
Eastern Michigan
Jr.(Monroe, Mich./Monroe)
Nowitzke led the way, winning the 8K MSU Invitational in a time of 24:46. The Eastern Michigan University men's cross country team placed six runners in the top 23 places.

Other Nominations:

David Howard
Sr. (Canal Fulton, Ohio/Northwest)
Howard led the Zips squad to a third-place finish over the weekend at the 80th Annual Central Collegiate Championships. Howard finished in eighth place on the 8K course in a time of 25:36.

Dan McKenna
Jr. (Liverpool, N.Y./ Liverpool)
McKenna again led his team and placed an impressive 2nd place overall at the Central Collegiate Championships. McKenna was the top MAC finisher at the meet, and ran a personal best on the course by 54 seconds.

Seth Hutchinson
Kent State
Jr. (Kent, Ohio/Field)
Hutchinson led Kent State to its second meet victory in as many weeks as the junior runner placed second at the Red Flash Invitational in a time of 26:10. It also was the second consecutive week that Hutchinson was the top runner for the Golden Flashes and placed among the top three.

Jason Linton
Sr. (Vincent, Ohio/Warren)
Linton finished third in Saturday's Central Collegiate Invitational with a time of 25:11. His second best run ever helped lead the Bobcats to victory at the 80th Annual Central Collegiate Cross Country Championship, which included three other MAC schools.

Women's Runner of the Week

Ebba Stenback
Sr. (Norrkoping, Sewden/ Kungsgards)
Stenback led the Rocket women to their first-ever Central Collegiate Conference title on Saturday at Ottawa Park Golf Course in Toledo, Ohio. Stenback had a first-place finish with a time of 17:51. She also notched her first individual award, taking runner of the year honors for her finish.

Other Nominations:

Rose Lehe
Ball State
Jr. (Wolcott, Ind.,Tri County)
Lehe picked up her second win of the season Friday evening at the Indiana Intercollegiates meet held in Bloomington, Ind. Lehe finished the 6K course in 18:02 helping the Cardinals to a third-place finish in the large school division. In the season opener, Sept. 2, Lehe set the pace for BSU winning the Butler Open with a time of 17:43.

Jen Jezorski
Sr. (Elmira, N.Y., /Elmira SouthSide)
For the second straight week, Jezorski led her teammates to a strong 2nd place finish of 18:25 at the Central Collegiate Invite.

Jackie Rivard
Central Michigan
Fr. (Bad Axe, Mich./Ubly)
Rivard was CMU's top runner for the second consecutive meet. She placed 17th in the 6K Spartan Invitational with a time of 22:07. Michigan and Michigan State, both top 15-ranked teams, also competed in the event.

Molly Hammer
Kent State
Sr. (Elyria, Ohio/Elyria)
Hammer was the top finisher for the Flashes for the second straight week as she guided Kent State to a third-place finish at the Red Flash Invitational, hosted by St. Francis. The senior runner paced KSU with a second-place finish in a time of 19:23.

Jennie Stroll
So. (Pewaukee, Wis./Pewaukee)
For the second straight year, Stoll took home the Cedarville Invitational title and helped the RedHawks win the overall team title as they defeated second-place finisher Ohio State. Stoll finished the 5K race in 18:07 thanks to a late surge in which she overtook the leader with 150 meters left in the race.

Carime Reinhart
So. (Bascom, Ohio/Hopewell-Loudon)
Reinhart finished second in Saturday's Central Collegiate Invitational with a time of 17:57. Her performance topped her previous best time of 18:14 (Notre Dame Invitational, 2004). Also, with the performance, she became the tenth fastest runner in Ohio women's cross country history. In seven career races, she has now finished in the top-10 six times and in the top-five four times.

Kristi Powers
Western Michigan
So. (Rockford, Mich Rockford)
Powers led the Broncos with an 11th place finish of 18:52 at the Central Collegiate Invitational.