MAC Announces Final Women's Track & Field Athletes of the Week

Updated 5/12/2008


Track Athlete of the Week

Jenaie Edwards, Central Michigan, Sr., Detroit, Mich./Denby HS

Jenaie Edwards won the 800m at the Len Paddock Invitational, hosted by Michigan. She ran a regional qualifying time of 2:08.75. Edwards also finished third in the 200m while clocking 24.88.


Field Athlete of the Week

Emily Amendola, Ohio, Sophomore, Beach City, Ohio

The sophomore thrower finished first in the hammer throw, second in the discus and third in the shot put at the Ohio Open on Saturday at Goldsberry Track in Athens. Her 55.04 meter (180 feet, seven inches) throw in the hammer set a new program record, breaking the previous all-time mark by almost two feet. The throw also qualified her for regionals. Amendola also qualified for regionals in the shot put, after throwing a personal best 14.88 meters (48 feet, 10 inches) in the event.

Track Nominees

Shantell Lewis, Bowling Green, So., Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood

Sophomore Shantell Lewis finished second in the 100 meter dash at the Len Paddock Invitational with a time of 12.21 seconds, her fastest time of the season.


Dejaa Shearer, Eastern Michigan, Fr., Suffolk, Va./Lakeland

Freshman Dejaa Shearer won the 400 meters at the Len Paddock Invitational. Her time of 55.50 ranks her fifth in the conference and 14th in school history. She also ran the 400 hurdles in a time of 63.17 to finish sixth.


Allison Krupko, Kent State, Fr., Homeworth, Ohio/Marlington

Krupko won the women’s 3,000 meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 44.75 seconds at the Campbell/Wright Invitational at the University of Akron.


Amanda Mirochna, Miami, So., Naperville, Ill./Nequa Valley

800 meters; 2:12.72; Seventh  Became No. 7 All-Time on the 800-meter performance list at Miami . First athlete in 10 years to break into the 800-meter top-10 list at Miami.


Chanelle Harmon, Ohio, Junior, Cincinnati, Ohio

Chanelle Harmon won the 100 meters at the Ohio Open with a time of 12.55 and combined with three other Bobcats to win the 4x100 meter relay in a time of 48.19.  The relay time was the fastest by the Bobcats this year.


Dagna Stzykiel, Toledo, Jr., Poland

Stzykiel finished second in the 3000-meter run at the Michigan Invitational with a season-best time of 10:17.95.


Kristi Powers, Western Michigan, Sr., Rockford, Mich. / Rockford HS

Powers ran the second-fastest time in the 1500-meter run and the fastest time for a Bronco this season. She displaced teammate Becky Horn who had the second-fastest time for most of the season.



Field Nominees

Crystal Goldsmith Dunn, Akron, Sr., Zanesville, Ohio / Zanesville HS 

Won the Pole Vault. Cleared 13-5.25 (4.10), defeating her teammates Carrie Kayes and Jessica Miller Hafner, each of who had higher marks coming in, and UA record holder and US Track Elite member Kira Sims. The jump was a personal-record, the second-best vault in school history and one of the top 15 jumps in the NCAA this season.


Fatimah Hill, Buffalo, Jr., Waterport, NY/Lyndonville

Hill won the women’s triple jump at the Campbell/Wright Invitational with a season-best mark of 37-4 (11.38m). She also tied for first place in the high jump with a leap of 5-6 (1.68m).


TaKarra Dunning, Bowling Green, Jr., Kalamazoo, Mich./Central

Junior TaKarra Dunning recorded a regional qualifying mark of 47-10.50 in the shot put, capturing the event at the Len Paddock Invitational.


Erika Schroll, Central Michigan, So., Union, Mich./Three Rivers HS

Erika Schroll placed second in the high jump at the Len Paddock Invitational. She cleared a season-best 5-7.


Jessica Novakowski, Eastern Michigan, So., Wixom, Mich./Walled Lake Western

Sophomore Jessica Novakowski leaped 11-11.75 to finish sixth in the pole vault. The mark is a career-best, ranks sixth in school history and is tied for the sixth best effort in the MAC.


Anne Zakelj, Kent State, Sr., Willoughby Hills, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin

Zakelj elevated herself to a height of 5-6 in the women’s high jump to win the event at the Campbell/Wright Invitational at the University of Akron.


Kristina Bolterstein, Miami, Sr., Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Midpark

High Jump; 5-7; first



Michelle Sutherland, Toledo, Jr., Maumee, OH/Maumee

Sutherland came in first in the high jump for the third time this year. She had a leap of 1.70m (5-07.00).