Buffalo's McKenna and Akron's Rudzinska Take Home Honors Again

Updated 10/11/2005

MAC Women's Runner of the Week

Beata Rudzinska
Akron
Sr. (Ilawa, Poland/University of Gdansk)
Rudzinska continues to dominate this season, posting her second victory in three races on the 2005 campaign. Rudzinska became the first Akron women's runner to win the All-Ohio Championship individual title, completing the 5K course in a time of 17:50.2. Her victory helped Akron to its first team title at the All-Ohio Championships.

Other Nominations:

Jamie Roflow
Bowling Green
So. (Cincinnati, Ohio/McNicholas)
Roflow ran to a fourth-place finish at this past weekend's 51st Annual All-Ohio Championships. Her time of 18:25 helped lead her team to a fourth place overall finish. She has been the top runner for the Falcons in all four races this season.

Jen Jezorski
Buffalo
Sr. (Elmira, N.Y., /Elmira SouthSide)
Jezorski lead the UB Invite from the start, finishing with a time of 19:03. This was her first ever collegiate cross country meet individual win. Her winning margin of 20 seconds over the second place finisher was very impressive under tough conditions.

Jackie Rivard
Central Michigan
Fr. (Bad Axe, Mich./Ubly)
Rivard was the top MAC runner in the Michigan Intercollegiates 4K with a ninth-place finish and a time of 14:34. She has been CMU's top runner in all four meets this season.

Jennie Stoll
Miami
So. (Pewaukee,Wis./Pewaukee)
Stoll was the top Miami finisher at the All-Ohio, as she finished fifth at the 5K course with a time of 18:28. The All-Ohio marked the fourth-consecutive race in which Stoll was the first Miami runner across the line, and it was Stoll's third top-five finish of the season.

Christina Nieto
Northern Illinois
Sr. (South Elgin, Ill, /Elgin Larkin)
Nieto paced Northern Illinois to a first-place finish in the Benedictine University Eagle Invitational for the fourth consecutive year. Nieto placed third individually, as she covered the 5K layout in 19:30.9.It marked the second straight week the senior has led the NIU pack in addition to owning three of NIU's top seven race times this season.


Carmie Reinhart
Ohio
So. (Bascom,Ohio/Hopewell-Loudon)
Reinhart placed in the top-five with a third place finish at the All-Ohio Championships with a time of 18:18.4. She was the quickest underclassman at the event and helped lead her team to a sixth-place finish out of 41 schools, an improvement from 13th the previous year.

Kristi Powers
Western Michigan
So. (Rockford, Mich./Rockford)
Powers led WMU to a fourth place finish in the Division I 4K race at the Michigan Intercollegiates. Powers finished ninth in the event with a time of 14:47.2 on the Katke Cousin Golf Course. Powers has been the Broncos leading finisher in all but one event this season.

MAC Men's Runner of the Week

Dan McKenna
Buffalo
Jr. (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool)
McKenna won the UB Invite, running a controlled race and outdistancing the secondplace finisher by 22 seconds in the final mile of the race. McKenna's win was his second of the season, as he continues to put down impressive efforts leading his team week after week. McKenna finished with a time of 25:59.

Other Nominations:

David Howard
Akron
Sr. (Canal Fulton, Ohio/ Northwest)
Howard continues to lead the Zips at the head of the pack, posting a fourth-place finish at the All-Ohio Championships to help the men's squad to a sixth place finish, tied for the third-best team finish in program history at the All-Ohio Championships. Howard crossed the line in 26:06.3 on the 5K course, posting the second-best individual finish in program history at the event.

Brett Finnan
Bowling Green
Fr. (Lockport, NY /Lockport)
Finnan has continually improved his times and rankings among fellow teammates. At this past weekend's All-Ohio Championships, he finished with a time of 28:07 finishing 91st in the 286 man race. He was the second Falcon across the finish line. Throughout the season, Finnan has improved from being the number seven runner at the Mel Brodt Invitational a month ago to the third at the Stanford Invitational, and the second runner at the All-Ohio Championships.

Jason Linton
Ohio
Sr. (Vincent, Ohio/Warren)
Linton finished third with a time of 26:05.1 under poor weather conditions at the All-Ohio Championships. He led the Bobcats to a second place finish behind 18th ranked Ohio State.

Eduardo Pasko
Toledo
Jr. (Colorado Springs, CO/Harrison)
Pasko led the Rockets, finishing 50th overall with a time of 27:24.5 in the 6K race.