Michael Veatch ? Miami
Senior ? Middletown, Ohio/Middletown
At the Miami Invitational (Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Dayton), he finished second in the steeplechase with a time of 8:56.85, improving his regional qualifying efforts... his time was nearly 8 seconds better than the previous meet record and ranks 16th in the country this year.
Nick Erdesky ? Akron
Sophomore - Hermitage, Pa. / Hickory HS
Won the javelin with an NCAA Regional mark of 212-7 (64.80) at the Northeast Ohio Quad (Akron, Ashland, Buffalo, Kent State, Youngstown State).. The mark was a personal record by 15 feet and is the best in the MAC this season to date. It was additionally his first time to qualify for the NCAA Regional.
Phil Ferguson ? Akron
Freshman - Copley, Ohio / Copley HS
Won the 100m with an NCAA Regional mark of 10.55 at the Northeast Ohio Quad (Akron, Ashland, Buffalo, Kent State, Youngstown State). The mark was a personal record and is the best time in the MAC this season to date. He edged his teammate by two one-hundredths of a second (10.57) and Buffalo's Dan Harris (101.68), who had the MAC's best time prior to the meet.
Brian Smith ? Buffalo
Junior ? North Tonawanda, NY/Nichols
Smith broke his own school record in the 200-meters in 21.29, cutting one-hundredth of a second off the mark at the Northeast Ohio Invitational (5 teams, UB, KSU, Akron, Ashland, Youngstown State). His events included 200m 21.29 1st; 4x100 relay 41.57, 2nd; 4x400 relay 3:16.60, 2nd.
Larry Dawkins II ?Central Michigan
Freshman - Inkster, Mich./John Glenn HS
Dawkins won both the 100m and 200m dashes at the Miami Invitational over the weekend with times of 10.98 and 21.94, respectively.
Curtis Eaton Jr. ? Kent State
Junior - Akron, Ohio/Buchtel
Recorded a season-best time of 48.28 seasons in the 400 meter dash and helped KSU's 4x400 relay team capture first place in 3:16.40.
Jake Madonia ? Buffalo
Junior - Rome, NY/Rome Free Academy
Madonia won the men’s shot put with a toss of 52-10.75 (16.12m) at the Northeast Ohio Invitational as the Bulls finished third among five squads. It was his first shot put victory this season after the junior posted second-place finishes at the Seahawk Invitational and Colonial Relays. His events at last week’s competition were shot put, 52-10.75 (16.12m) 1st; discus, 154-7 (47.12m) 5th.
Greg Pilling ? Central Michigan
Junior - London, Ontario/Sir Frederick Banting SS
Tossed a regional qualifying 175-2 to take fourth place in the discus at the Sea Ray Relays over the weekend ... also posted a ninth-place finish in the hammer throw with a toss of 175-0.
Anthony Connor ? Kent State
Junior - Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles Prep
Won the men's discus with a toss of 171'4" at the Northeast Ohio Quad (Akron, Ashland, Buffalo, Kent State, Youngstown State).
Chris Skaggs ? Miami
Senior ? Sandusky, Ohio/Perkins
At the Miami Invitational (Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Dayton) in the pole vault he finished 3rd (4.75m/15-07.00). His mark is third-best in the MAC this year.