Akron, Kent State Lead After Day One At MAC Indoor Track Championships

Updated 2/28/2009

Day One Results

MAC Indoor Track & Field Meet Information


Kent, Ohio ? The Mid-American Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships opened Feb. 27 at the KSU Field House, with Akron’s women’s team Kent State’s men’s squad leading the team competition. The Zip women tallied 39 points on day one, while the Kent State men racked up 46 points on the first day of competition. 


Kent State freshman Diana Dumitrescu gave the Kent State women’s track team the start it needed when she won the women’s pentathlon, just missing the Mid-American Conference record in the process, with a total of 3,887 points. Dumitrescu won the 60 meter hurdles and shot put and finished second in the long jump en route to her title-winning performance. Her point total is the second-highest in school history and the highest individual total at the MAC Championships since 2006.


The Golden Flashes also posted a victory in the women’s distance medley as the team of Audrey Maheu, Rachel Crafton, Jessica Lhotsky and Kelly Gephart posted a time of 11:43.56. Ball State’s Allison Bishel took home the women’s 5000 meter run championship with a time of 16:39.80.  


In the field events, Akron’s Niesha Kelly won the long jump (19-09.75), while teammate Stevi Large posted a victory in the weight throw with a toss of 70-06.50


On the men's side, Central Michigan’s Riak Mabil won the 5000 meter run title with a time of 14:33.41, while Eastern Michigan’s team of Curtis Vollmar, Darrin Trammell, Blake Figgins and David Brent posted a time of 9:48.05 to win the men’s distance medley.


In the men’s field events, Akron’s Michael Uhle finished first in the pole vault with a mark of 17-05.50, while Eastern Michigan’s Oliver Walther placed first in the long jump after a jump of 23-10.75. Kent State’s Matt Pfleger won the men’s weight throw with a mark of 64-07.00.

The second and final day of competition at the 2009 MAC Championships begins at 10:45 a.m. on Feb. 28 with the women’s high jump and will conclude with the men’s 4x400 meter relay at 4:40 p.m.