MAC Awards Final Men's Track and Field Weekly Honors

Updated 5/13/2009

 

Track

Zach Harper ? Akron

Junior - Solon, Ohio / Solon HS

Competed at the Campbell/Wright Invitational. Harper started the meet's running events posting an NCAA Regional time in the 110 meter hurdle preliminaries with a time of 14.29. In the final, he bettered that, placing second behind unattached runner Reggie Rucker (13.96), with a time of 14.17 ? third-best on the UA all-time performer list. Harper also placed second in the high jump with a leap of 6-6.

 

Field

Greg Pilling ? Central Michigan

Junior - London, Ont./Sir Frederick Banting SS

Pilling padded his MAC lead in the discus with a school-record throw of 191-1, moving himself up the national ranks with the toss. He also took fourth in the hammer throw with a solid toss of 186-2.

 

Honorees this Year

Men’s Track

Mar. 24 - Daniel Harris ? Buffalo

Apr. 1 - Michael Veatch ? Miami

Apr. 8  - Ackeem Forde, Eastern Michigan

Apr. 15 ? Michael Veatch ? Miami

Apr. 22- Brian Smith, Buffalo

Apr. 29 ? Ezekiel Porter, Kent State

May 6 ? David Brent, Eastern Michigan

May 13 ? Zach Harper, Akron

 

Men’s Field

Mar. 24 - Kevin Dwyer ? Miami

Apr. 1 - Casey Garbaty ? Buffalo

Apr. 8  - Daniel Kinsey, Akron

Apr. 15 ? Nick Erdesky, Akron

Apr. 22- Greg Pilling, Central Michigan

Apr. 29 ? Matt Pfleger, Bowling Green

May 6 ? Brian Florek, Kent State

May 13 -  Greg Pilling, Central Michigan

 

ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS

  

Track

Kevin Lanier ? Eastern Michigan

Sophomore- White Lake, Mich.-Lakeland

Lanier set a career-best time in the 110-meter hurdles, running 14.52 seconds to place third. He also finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles, running 53.09, competing at the Len Paddock Invitational. 

 

Destin Heasley ? Kent State

Sophomore - Massillon, Ohio/Massillon Washington

Won the 800 for a second time this season. In a time of 1:51.25 at the Campbell-Wright Open.

 

Sam Cosgrove - Miami

Senior - Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby

Finished 13th in the Invitational 1500 meter run at the Billy Hayes Invitational... ran a time of 3:53.

 

Field

 

Tyler Sweet ? Akron

Sophomore - Warren, Pa. / Warren HS

At the Campbell/Wright Invitational, he won the javelin with a MAC-best throw of 217-6. He bettered his NCAA Regional standing to seventh-best in the region (32nd in the NCAA), and defeated two others with NCAA Regional marks.

 

Casey Garbaty ? Buffalo

Freshman - Sarnia, Ontario/Northern CI

At the Campbell/Wright Open (4 teams), placed second in the Javelin; 209-9 (63.93m), broke his own school record and extended his NCAA East Regional qualifying distance. Garbaty extended his own school record in the javelin by five feet while competing on his 20th birthday.


Vinnie Tyle ? Eastern Michigan

Sophomore - Fowlerville, Mich.-Fowlerville

Tyle threw a career-best mark of 171-04 in the javelin throw at the Len Paddock Invitational. His mark was good for a seventh place finish.

 

Matthew Pfleger ? Kent State

Junior - Garrettsville, Ohio/James A. Garfield

At the Campbell-Wright Open Won the 800 for a second time this season with a time of 1:51.25.

 

Nathan Hoch - Miami

Freshman - Logan, Ohio/Logan

Posted two top 10 finishes at the Billy Hayes Invitational.... Placed sixth in the shot put at 49-08.25... Was seventh in the discus with a throw of 157-11... the mark was his best of the year and ranks seventh this season in the MAC.