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

Updated 5/12/2008

Track Athlete of the Week

David Brent, Eastern Michigan, Jr., Monroe, Mich./St. Mary’s Catholic

Junior David Brent set a career-best at the Len Paddock Invitational, running 1:50.45 in the 800 meters, to finish eighth. His time just missed the regional qualifying mark of 1:50.40 but is the top mark in the Mid-American Conference.


Field Athlete of the Week

Tyler Sweet, Akron, Fr., Warren, Pa. / Warren Area HS

Won the men’s javelin. Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional with a throw of 213-3 (64.99), which was over 14 feet better than second place and over 12 feet better than his previous season best.

Field Nominees

Alex Stamatakis, Buffalo, Jr., Hania, Crete, Greece/First Technical & Vocational School of Crete

Stamatakis broke his own record in the discus at the Campbell/Wright Invitational. He threw 168-4 (51.30m), bettering his old mark of 167-7 (51.07m) set last season. He finished seventh in a very strong field and also finished seventh in the shot put at 53-4.50 (16.27m).


Gerald Gersham, Eastern Michigan, Jr., Southfield, Mich./Southfield

Junior Gerald Gersham threw a foot-and-a-half career-best at the Len Paddock Invitational to win the event. His throw of 56-10.00 is an NCAA Regional Qualifying Mark, third-best MAC effort and ranks fifth all-time in school history.


Matt Pfleger, Kent State, So., Garrettsville, Ohio/James A. Garfield

Junior Evan Whiting finished second in the men’s shot put 57’-8.25”at the Campbell/Wright Invitational at the University of Akron. Senior Nick Ivancic won the men’s 400-meter hurdles, timing in at 51.76 seconds at the Campbell/Wright Invitational at the University of Akron.


Jake Kuhner, Miami, Sr., Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington

Pole Vault; 15-11; first


Track Nominees

Anthony Thomas, Akron, So., Cleveland, Ohio / Kennedy HS

Won the 200 and placed second in the 100. After qualifying for the NCAA Regional in the 200 last week, he improved his seed in the event with a personal record time of 21.11, the fifth-best effort in UA history. He was followed by Aaron Dobson, who posted an NCAA Regional time of 21.33. In the 100, Thomas tripped the tape at 10.75, a seasonal-best time and just two on hundreths off first (10.73).



Tony Jordanek, Kent State, Jr., Lexington, Ohio/Lexington

Jordanek won the men’s 1,500-meters with a time of 3:57.76 on Saturday (May 10) during the meet’s final day of competition at the Campbell/Wright Invitational at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.


Paul Krebs, Miami, So., Kettering, Ohio/Bishop Alter

3,000 meters; 8:31.73; second Ran the fastest 3,000 meter time in the MAC this season.